Vantage Community Services

Red Deer, Alta. (28 therapists, assistants, counsellors, school support employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 838

Vantage Community Services
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Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Ratified on Dec. 2, 2019. Signed on April 1, 2019.

Shift premium: 1-step increase from current salary or minimum salary for class of higher-level position, whichever is greater for employee perform duties of higher-level position for 2 days or longer. $1 per hour for shift leaders. $0.50 per hour for overnight shifts. $0.50 per hour for single-staffed residential shifts.

Paid holidays: 12 days plus Christmas/New Year’s/floater day. Christmas floater day will normally be taken in 1 week prior to or following Christmas Day (floater day may be banked).

Vacations with pay: 15 days to start, 20 days after 5 years, 25 days after 10 years, 30 days after 18 years. Employee entitled to 3 weeks’ vacation or more may bank maximum 5 days, but must be taken with next vacation year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for working longer than 10 hours per day, 150 hours over 4-week period or on employee’s designated day off. Double time after working 13.5 hours per day. May be taken as time off in lieu. Time off in lieu not taken within 6 months of when overtime was worked may be paid out by request of either employee or employer.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums.

Vision: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums.

Sick leave: 12 days will be granted at beginning of each year. Employees may accumulate maximum 20 days of unused leave which will be banked and only available to supplement current entitlement to cover 10-day waiting period for weekly indemnity benefits (20-day bank can never be used for current sick leave).

STD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

AD&D: Employee pays 100% of premiums for maximum $115,000 coverage.

Life insurance: Employee pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 1 times annual earnings.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, same-gender partner in any relations of employee or spouse (including common-law spouse, same-gender partner): parent, guardian, parent-in-law, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandchild, son, daughter, brother, sister, husband or wife of any of them. Maximum 1 day per year for funeral of friend.

Seniority – recall rights: 6 months for layoffs.

Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours’ pay at time and one-half.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months for disciplinary actions (12 months if employee requests notice be purged).

Sample rates of annual pay (current):

Youth counsellor mentor

Step 1: $24,377

Step 2: $25,109

Step 3: $25,862

Step 4: $26,638

Step 5: $27,437

Step 6: $28,261

Step 7: $29,109

Youth counsellor trainee

Step 1: $31,059

Step 2: $31,989

Step 3: $32,950

Step 4: $33,939

Step 5: $34,957

Step 6: $36,004

Step 7: $37,085

Youth counsellor 1

Step 1: $35,341

Step 2: $36,400

Step 3: $37,495

Step 4: $38,618

Step 5: $39,777

Step 6: $40,971

Step 7: $42,201

Youth counsellor 2

Step 1: $38,815

Step 2: $39,981

Step 3: $41,180

Step 4: $42,415

Step 5: $43,689

Step 6: $44,998

Step 7: $46,348

Youth and family counsellor 1

Step 1: $38,815

Step 2: $39,981

Step 3: $41,180

Step 4: $42,415

Step 5: $43,689

Step 6: $44,998

Step 7: $46,348

Youth and family counsellor 2

Step 1: $42,968

Step 2: $44,256

Step 3: $45,584

Step 4: $46,952

Step 5: $48,361

Step 6: $49,810

Step 7: $51,305

Counsellor school support 1

Step 1: $38,815

Step 2: $39,981

Step 3: $41,180

Step 4: $42,415

Step 5: $43,689

Step 6: $44,998

Step 7: $46,348

Counsellor school support 2

Step 1: $42,968

Step 2: $44,256

Step 3: $45,584

Step 4: $46,952

Step 5: $48,361

Step 6: $49,810

Step 7: $51,305

First Nations resource support worker 1

Step 1: $38,815

Step 2: $39,981

Step 3: $41,180

Step 4: $42,415

Step 5: $43,689

Step 6: $44,998

Step 7: $46,348

First Nations resource support worker 11

Step 1: $42,968

Step 2: $44,256

Step 3: $45,584

Step 4: $46,952

Step 5: $48,361

Step 6: $49,810

Step 7: $51,305

Support worker 1

Step 1: $42,968

Step 2: $44,256

Step 3: $45,584

Step 4: $46,952

Step 5: $48,361

Step 6: $49,810

Step 7: $51,305

Support worker 2

Step 1: $45,121

Step 2: $46,475

Step 3: $47,870

Step 4: $49,306

Step 5: $50,786

Step 6: $52,309

Step 7: $53,879

Psych assistant 1

Step 1: $43,061

Step 2: $44,351

Step 3: $45,682

Step 4: $47,053

Step 5: $48,465

Step 6: $49,919

Step 7: $51,417

Psych assistant 2

Step 1: $48,944

Step 2: $50,413

Step 3: $51,924

Step 4: $53,484

Step 5: $55,087

Step 6: $56,740

Step 7: $58,442

Administrative support 1

Step 1: $29,388

Step 2: $30,268

Step 3: $31,177

Step 4: $32,111

Step 5: $33,073

Step 6: $34,065

Step 7: $35,089

Administrative support 2

Step 1: $36,570

Step 2: $37,666

Step 3: $38,797

Step 4: $39,959

Step 5: $41,156

Step 6: $42,395

Step 7: $43,667

Accounting clerk

Step 1: $30,759

Step 2: $31,679

Step 3: $32,630

Step 4: $33,612

Step 5: $34,618

Step 6: $35,657

Step 7: $36,728

Accounting assistant

Step 1: $36,452

Step 2: $37,547

Step 3: $38,672

Step 4: $39,832

Step 5: $41,028

Step 6: $42,259

Step 7: $43,526

Therapist 1

Step 1: $59,359

Step 2: $61,140

Step 3: $62,974

Step 4: $64,864

Step 5: $66,809

Step 6: $68,814

Step 7: $70,879

Therapist 2

Step 1: $68,814

Step 2: $70,879

Step 3: $73,006

Step 4: $75,196

Step 5: $77,452

Step 6: $79,776

Step 7: $82,169

Editor’s notes: On-call: One-half hour of pay (compensated in time off or cash) at regular rate for each 4 hours on call. Structured trips: Maximum 4 hours’ compensatory time off with pay in addition to regular pay for that day for structured trips (camping, extended day trips); maximum 12 hours time off for days that are normal days off. Standby: One-half hour of pay (compensated in time off or cash) at regular rate for each 3.5 hours on standby on regular duty; one-half hour of pay (compensated in time off or cash) at regular rate for each 3.75 hours on standby outside of regular duty. Returning items: 1 hour of straight-time pay for each occurrence of employees leaving place of residence to pick up or return keys, cellphones, changing call forward, any other items necessary to operation at employer’s facility (if employee leaves programs with any items, due to own forgetfulness, employee will be required to return items without compensation).

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