Thank you for your interest in employment with Nanaimo Association for Community Living!  We’re a dynamic non-profit organization serving people with diversabilities in the mid-island region since 1986. 


Could you be the right fit for our team?

NACL hires Casual Community Support Workers (CSW’s) on an “as needed” basis throughout the year.  Positions are available in our day program and our several residential programs.  Our residential programs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Casual workers will be assigned to three programs and will be required to be available (on-call) for various shifts, including night shifts and weekends.  Once hired as a Casual employee, you will be eligible to apply for temporary and permanent vacancies within the agency as they occur.


Interested applicants should submit a NACL Application Form, current resume, and photocopies of all relevant post-secondary academic credentials (i.e. certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.).  


Job Summary

To assist individuals with the activities of daily living involving personal, social, physical, recreational, vocational, educational, and environmental needs.   CSW’s perform all duties in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner in order to promote choice, independence, and integration for the individuals being served.


CSW’s must adhere to the philosophies, policies, and procedures of Nanaimo Association for Community Living and in accordance with relevant Legislation and Regulations (i.e.  Residential Care Regulations, Motor Vehicle Act, etc.).



  • Preferably a Community Support Worker diploma, Home Support/Resident Care Attendant, Long-Term Care Aide, or equivalent post-secondary education

  • Several years of experience in supporting people with intellectual and physical disabilities in a community setting

  • Ability to relate effectively to persons with intellectual and physical disabilities

  • Ability to effectively support people who may exhibit challenging behaviors

  • Ability to work as an effective team member

  • Demonstrated initiative in assisting an individual to develop personal networks and establish recreational and social activities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, write, and follow through with personalized plans

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to try new activities that may prove challenging

  • Ability to document effectively

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to implement the Service Principles


Conditions of Employment

As an accredited agency, NACL employees are required to meet a number of conditions to be employed.  Therefore, applicants who are shortlisted at the interview stage will be required to submit the following before starting employment:


  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate* (The Ministry of Health only recognizes certain first aid courses, two of which are Emergency First Aid – Community Care and Emergency First Aid with CPR-C.  Please note that Emergency First Aid with CPR-C class is offered by Alert First Aid, which can be reached in Nanaimo at 778-654-7599.) 

  • Valid BC Driver’s License – Class 4 UNRESTRICTED.  (Applicants that don’t meet this requirement must commit to obtaining their full Class 4 UNRESTRICTED license within three months of initial orientation.)


*     As per the Ministry of Health's Residential Care Regulations, employees are required to have valid recognized first aid certificates and driver’s licenses at all times while employed by NACL.  It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure these are kept current.


  • A clear Criminal Record Check (NACL will provide the appropriate form).

  • A Driver’s Record Abstract.

  • A letter from your physician stating that you are mentally and physically able to carry out the assigned duties. (NACL will provide the appropriate form.)

  • Other forms as provided in the conditions of employment package provided upon hire.

For Further Information

If you have any questions regarding employment opportunities with NACL, please contact:


Randy Humchitt, Deputy Executive Director

(250) 802-3832 

Interested in working with us? 

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P (250) 741-0224

F (250-741-0227


201 - 96 Cavan Street

Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V1

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