Employment Opportunities

Our employees are our most important resource for delivering high quality services and fulfilling our objectives. Comox Valley Transition Society is committed to creating a healthy, inclusive, diverse, and supportive workplace.

Our agency operates from a feminist perspective and is part of the Community Social Services Collective Bargaining Agreement.

We invite qualified, experienced candidates from diverse backgrounds and life situations to apply to specific postings as they arise. Although we do receive and review unsolicited resumes, CVTS cannot guarantee that general resumes will be applied against any specific posting.

Employment opportunities at CVTS will be posted as they come available. Applications for available career opportunities must be received prior to the deadline listed on the job posting.

ALL positions with CVTS require a clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check. Successful applicants who provide a current clear criminal record check through the RCMP or through another employer under the CRRA will be permitted to commence work while their CRC application through CVTS is in process. Successful applicants who do not have a current clear criminal record check as per above, may not commence orientation or work until CVTS obtains a clear CRC through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Current Opportunities

To review job postings and how to apply, click on the “+” sign for more details. For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact us at hr@cvts.ca

Crisis Intervention Support Worker - Casual

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for casual Crisis Intervention Support Workers supporting Lilli House.

Under the supervision of the Transition House Coordinator, the Crisis Intervention Support Worker works at the transition house as a member of a team providing information, support, and referrals to women and their children who are in or have left an abusive relationship.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Relevant Diploma or undergraduate Degree, with one to two years relevant experience; Transition House Worker Training certificate with two to three years relevant experience, with training in human services, crisis intervention, support and knowledge of abuse issues and experience supporting women. Relevant experience noted above refers to working with women in abusive relationships in a supportive and counselling capacity.
  • Training in Alcohol & Drug counselling from a recognized post-secondary program and related experience in supporting women.
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
  • Crisis intervention in a residential setting (preferred).
  • Working knowledge of substance abuse issues
  • Experience and/or training dealing with violent or aggressive people.
  • Current knowledge of legal issues and community resources.

Lilli House staff work 12.5 hour shifts from 07:00am to 7:30pm and 7:30pm to 7:00am.

We are offering competitive wages, starting at $26.74/hr.

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Housing Outreach & Support Worker - Casual

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for additional Casual Housing Outreach & Support Workers supporting The Lodge.

Under the supervision of the Homelessness Outreach Coordinator, the Housing Outreach Support Worker works as a member of a team to provide both outreach and onsite support,  information, crisis intervention, access to food and basic necessities, and referrals to men, women and their children who are experiencing homelessness or are precariously housed, and due to their need to quarantine or isolate in pandemic conditions, have been provided with temporary supportive housing by CVTS or Island Health. Services are provided by phone and through physical distancing and other hygiene and sanitation protocols.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Relevant Diploma in human / social service field,
  • One-year recent related experience.
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
  • FoodSafe certification
  • Working knowledge of substance abuse issues, crisis intervention, outreach support.
  • Experience and/or training in de-escalation/conflict management
  • Current knowledge of Pandemic protocols and available community resources.

Wage: Grid 11, Range $26.74- $30.69 hourly.   

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Community Facilitators - 2 x Full-time and Casual Positions

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for Two Full-Time, and additional Casual Community Facilitators supporting Connect.

Under the supervision of the Community Connect Coordinator, the Community Facilitator is based in the Outreach Office and the warming center, provides assistance to clients of CVTS who are presenting a variety of issues including but not limited to violence, homelessness and poverty. This individual facilitates problem solving, accessing information and referrals. Provides support, accompaniment, and transportation assistance.  Assists clients in setting goals and safety planning.

Education, Training and Experience

      • Relevant Diploma in human / social service field,
      • One-year recent related experience.
      • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
      • FoodSafe certification
      • Working knowledge of substance abuse issues, crisis intervention, outreach support.
      • Experience and/or training in de-escalation/conflict management
      • Current knowledge of Pandemic protocols and available community resources.
      • Clear Criminal Record check

SALARY: Grid 11, Range $26.74 – $30.69 Hourly

SCHEDULES:

FT position 1: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, 6am to 6:30pm (12.5 hour shifts)

FT position 2: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm to 7:30am  (12.5 hour NIGHT shifts)

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

These postings will remain open until filled. 

Cook - Full-time

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for a Full-Time Cook supporting Amethyst House.

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Cook develops menu plans, prepares meals, and oversees the operation of the dining and cooking facilities at Amethyst House.

Education, Training and Experience

      • Grade 10, plus graduation from a program in institutional or residential quantity cooking.
      • Training and Experience One (1) year recent related experience.
      • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
      • FoodSafe Certification
      • Relevant Criminal Record clearance.

Wage starts at $25.55 per hour

Schedule: Monday to Friday; 10am to 6pm 

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Residential Recovery Support Worker - Casual

 

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for additional casual Residential Recovery Support Workers supporting Amethyst House.

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Works with clients to develop and implement holistic recovery plans and goals . Plans and implements individual and group recovery, activities which assist women in meeting their goals, including the development of life and coping skills, community connections, relapse prevention and engagement in healthy leisure and recreational activities. Ensures the safety and cleanliness of the house.

Education, Training and Experience

      • Diploma in a related human / social services field.
      • One-year relevant experience working in a residential setting
      • One-year related experience providing support and program facilitation in the substance use recovery field.
      • Or equivalent combination of training and experience in the substance use recovery field.
      • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR
      • Food Safe
      • Valid BC driver’s license
      • Relevant Criminal Record Clearance.

Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

  • Supportive, hopeful, compassionate
  • Culturally informed, responsive, and appropriate, demonstrates unconditional acceptance and positive regard
  • Ability to establish clear boundaries and maintain and understand the limits of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the diverse context and experience of women’s lives.
  • Be trauma informed – understanding the prevalence of trauma and violence in the lives of women.
  • Ability to deal with seriously addicted and mentally ill clients and their families
  • Practices’ a Relational approach recognizing the importance of relationships for women and establishes trusting and respectful alliance, which is mutual, collaborative and individualized and reviewed regularly.
  • Is client centered/led
  • Sound understanding of the consequences of substance use for women including physiological, general health, family dynamics, parenting/mothering, interpersonal relationships, education and vocation, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual.
  • Concurrent disorder capable
  • Recovery specific knowledge in the following areas: Stages of change, Harm Reduction; Relapse Preventions; Motivational Interviewing; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Empowerment Model, Strength Based Model, 12 and 16 Step programs, Smart Recovery and Seeking Safety
  • Extensive knowledge of community programs and resources
  • Skilled in facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively respectfully and supportively with a wide range of internal and external partners, team, and stakeholders.
  • Flexible about ideas and belief systems, values diversity
  • Utilizes effective self-care strategies and is committed to personal health and wellness.
  • Ability to observe and recognize behavior and/or health status changes in clients
  • Ability to facilitate supportive and educational groups
  • Excellent crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Ability to manage volunteer participation in program and activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to role model healthy lifestyle choices.

Shift times are:  7:00am – 7:30pm / 8:30am – 9:00pm / 7:00pm – 7:30am

Wage:  $26.74 – $30.69 hourly. 

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Women's Support Worker - Casual

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for  additional Casual Women’s Support Workers supporting Darry’s Place.

Under the supervision of Darry’s Place Coordinator, the Women’s Support Worker as a member of a team providing access to safe, secure, and confidential services to women and their children who are at risk of violence or have experienced violence. Services include short-term housing, information and support for decision making referrals to other services, links affordable housing, life skills development which will move families towards life that is free of violence and thriving.

Education, Training and Experience

      • Diploma in Human/Social Services field.
      • Minimum of one years’ relevant experience.
      • Experience supporting women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence and children.
      • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
      • Crisis prevention training and/or de-escalation training, non-violent intervention training.
      • Indigenous awareness training
      • Mental Health First Aid training
      • Domestic Violence safety planning
      • Substance Use awareness and safety training, including naloxone training.
      • 2SLGBTQAI+ awareness training
      • Trauma-informed practice training
      • Suicide Assessment and Assistance Training
      • Staff Self Care Training
      • Motivational Interviewing Training
      • Relevant Clear Criminal record check

Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

  • Supportive, hopeful, compassionate
  • Culturally informed, responsive, and appropriate, demonstrates unconditional acceptance and positive regard
  • Ability to establish clear boundaries and maintain and understand the limits of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the diverse context and experience of women’s lives.
  • Be trauma informed – understanding the prevalence of trauma and violence in the lives of women.
  • Ability to deal with seriously addicted and mentally ill clients and their families
  • Practices’ a Relational approach recognizing the importance of relationships for women and establishes trusting and respectful alliance, which is mutual, collaborative and individualized and reviewed regularly.
  • Is client centered/led
  • Sound understanding of the consequences of substance use for women including physiological, general health, family dynamics, parenting/mothering, interpersonal relationships, education and vocation, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual.
  • Concurrent disorder capable
  • Recovery specific knowledge in the following areas: Stages of change, Harm Reduction; Relapse Preventions; Motivational Interviewing; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Empowerment Model, Strength Based Model, 12 and 16 Step programs, Smart Recovery and Seeking Safety
  • Extensive knowledge of community programs and resources
  • Skilled in facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively respectfully and supportively with a wide range of internal and external partners, team, and stakeholders.
  • Flexible about ideas and belief systems, values diversity
  • Utilizes effective self-care strategies and is committed to personal health and wellness.
  • Ability to observe and recognize behavior and/or health status changes in clients
  • Ability to facilitate supportive and educational groups
  • Excellent crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Ability to manage volunteer participation in program and activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to role model healthy lifestyle choices.

We are recruiting for additional casual staff for this program

 Wage:  $26.74 – $30.69 hourly. 


For full details and a list of qualifications
please see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for a part-time Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Coordinator.  

The Occupational Health & Safety(OH&S) Coordinator is responsible for supporting the ongoing maintenance and performance of CVTS’s safety program. This position will help promote a culture of safety excellence within all programs and ensure adherence to organizational health & safety policies and procedures and compliance with WSBC standards and regulations.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Diploma or Certificate in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management or in a related field.
  • 2 years of recent experience in occupational health & safety.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.

Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Previous experience in handling confidential or sensitive information.
  • Able to manage time efficiently and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Applications.
  • May receive calls outside the regular working hours in the event of an accident or severe injury.
  • A full and valid class 5 BC driver’s license and access to safe, reliable transportation.
  • Valid Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certification, and CPR.

 Wage:  $29.17 – 33.49 hourly. 

 For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

You’ve applied, now what?

The hiring process at CVTS can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks, depending on the job posting. The following outlines the steps of the process.
  1.  Our HR team reviews all applications and contacts those who have been shortlisted for the position.
  2.  Staff will contact shortlisted candidates to arrange for an interview, which may happen by phone, videoconference or in person.
  3.  After the interview process concludes, HR will narrow down the list and contact references.
  4.  Once a decision is made, the successful applicant will be contacted and offered the position.  If the person accepts that position, other shortlisted candidates will be notified of the final decision.
  5.  Together, our HR Manager will work with the successful candidate to arrange orientation and other details around starting employment with CVTS.