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Position: Residential Coworker
Organization: Glenora Farm
Location: Duncan, Vancouver Island BC. Open to candidates anywhere in Canada willing to move. On-farm accommodation provided (see below)

The Organization

The Ita Wegman Association is a provincially registered Charity that operates Glenora Farm, a 100-acre biodynamic farm located just south of Duncan on Vancouver Island. We are a life-sharing community, where adults with developmental disabilities live, work, and learn together with their caregivers. Cultural, artistic and therapeutic experiences are provided through residential home care and day program activities. It is our belief that given space and support, each person has the potential to thrive.

Our Life on the Farm

The Glenora Farm Carrying Coworker group is comprised of folks who have committed to the community for three years or longer. This group is responsible for “carrying” Glenora Farm forward in the communities common goals. We share the work of the farm and life together as a community of coworkers, neighbors and caregivers.

Our residential care homes are set up in the style of an extended family, consisting of: a set of House Coordinators, a couple of short-term volunteer Coworkers, a few Companions and (in some cases) children all sharing life together within the home. We all participate in typical household responsibilities, go on fun outings, celebrate special events, work together to navigate conflicts and share three meals a day around our big farm-style tables.

Mission Statement

It is our endeavor to create an environment in which those who are in need of special care, and those who provide it, can relate to each other as companions rather than as professionals and clients. In the way we live together, in the way we care for the land and in the things we make, we intend to uphold the ideals of Camphill, in which each contributes what he or she is able to, and receives in turn what he or she needs.

Living on the Farm

You must have an interest in farm community living in a rural environment and willing to help support our residents in a variety of aspects of daily living. Training and support will be provided by one of our Senior Carrying Co-workers, what need from you is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.


A combination of interest in and/or education, experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with daily care
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Community Support Worker Certificate OR Equivalent Experience
  • Criminal Record Check is required specific to vulnerable persons and children

In addition, we are looking for:

  • Amazing communication skills with a team and the ability to build positive relationships
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexibility and enjoy working with a team
  • Physical ability to work on a farm and with our residents
  • A warm and empathetic presence

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting our Carrying Coworkers / House Coordinators (running one of our residential care homes) in the home life and personal care work with our residents
  • Assisting the Companions with gardening (on our three-acre vegetable garden)
  • Working with Work Shop leaders to develop and execute daily activities
  • Helping with care for our Companions in all general personal care and feeding
  • Assist in providing a warm, safe, and productive experience fostering growth within our care homes
  • Professionally represent the Farm in any community outreach activities that you may attend with our companions

To Apply:

Please submit resume to Att: Dominica
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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 3 2021    ID: 61248