Staffed Homes

The Association operates three staffed homes, each with unique characteristics but having in common a caring, supportive environment to help people achieve their optimal level of independence. We aim to enhance all areas of life, including:

  • Satisfaction with the home environment
  • Health and personal care
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Spiritual and cultural interests
  • Building and maintaining relationships with family, friends, and co-workers
  • Exploring and participating in the community
  • Developing skills helpful at home, in the community, or at work
  • Education and work experience
  • Volunteering in the community

Where it can be reasonably accommodated, individuals are involved in the selection of staff to support them in various activities of daily living. Comfort levels and preferences of the individual are taken into consideration.

To receive quality services, individuals and their families are encouraged to participate in planning and making informed decisions about the service they receive. Each service plan reflects individual goals, and those goals are reviewed regularly.

To ensure that qualified staff members are employed in the Staffed Living Department, staff are required to have a Community Support Worker Certificate or equivalent, First Aid with CPR certification, Foodsafe certificate, Class 4 driver’s license, Criminal Record Search, and a satisfactory tuberculosis test.

Staffed Home Managers are also required to have Management Development for Community Settings″ Certificates or equivalent leadership training, and must obtain certification as Person-In-Charge by Vancouver Island Health Authority. The Association seeks staff who have knowledge of the theories, values, and practices of community living, and who demonstrate an ability to provide personalized support and teach life skills.

Staff must work alone, as well as part of a team, and display good communication skills.

All staffed homes are licensed and monitored by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

For more information, or if you have any questions or are looking please fill out the Contact Clements Form here and we will be sure to reach out as soon as possible.