Halloween fun at the Garth Homer Centre.

Halloween fun at the Garth Homer Centre.

How to build a rewarding career around making a difference

Make your best career move with Saanich’s Garth Homer Society

Do you have a passion for people and a drive to make a difference in your community?

Your best career move may be right around the corner.

The Garth Homer Society provides day and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities in Greater Victoria.

Based at the Garth Homer Centre, a busy community hub near the Saanich municipal hall, program participants enjoy a wide range of community- and centre-based activities. Daily activities are based on their individual interests, explains Phemie Guttin, Executive Director, Service Operations. The Society maintains a large fleet to ensure participants can get to all their many community-based activities.

Garth Homer also runs an exceptional geriatrics program for older individuals, and a very successful life skills initiative for younger adults. “Skills development helps people become employable, if that’s their goal, but there’s also continuing education that’s not curriculum based that our clients really enjoy,” Phemie says. “We create a lot of inspiration and opportunities for people to fulfill their goals.”

In its residential program, the Society supports a variety of individuals, including those with complex medical support needs.

“Our clients display an astounding range of capabilities,” notes Phemie, “The team works every day to help them be everything that they can be, to the very best of their abilities, and in the unique and often wonderful ways that are best suited to them.”

Be a part of this exceptional team

Why join the Garth Homer team?

The new ideas, programs, and people coming through the centre every day make it an exciting and rewarding place to work. You’ll work alongside a collection of talented professionals dedicating their talents and energy to making a difference in the lives of others.

“The best thing about Garth Homer is definitely the atmosphere and the people!” Phemie says.

Among the current opportunities are:

  • Manager of Residential Services – ensuring Garth Homer’s residential sites are meeting or exceeding quality of care standards and expectations, and providing guidance and support to families, clients and residential staff
  • Residential Services Supervisor
  • Residential Care Workers – full-time, part-time and casual
  • Community Support Workers – part time, with flexible hours

Respected community organization making a difference

Well known for its exceptional work since 1977, today the Garth Homer Society employs 200 skilled individuals working in diverse fields.

Competitive wages, good benefits, ongoing education and room for advancement are part of the package. But it’s what’s behind those “nuts and bolts” of the job that resonates with team members – the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

Recognizing that happy staff are crucial to a well-run organization, “staff are well-respected and valued – they do an amazing job!” Phemie says.

Learn more about the rewards of working with Garth Homer Society and current employment opportunities, and join a community of caregivers who spend every day making a difference in the lives of others.

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