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Job Number:  34945
Part Time Respite & Disability Service Worker # WK-336-PDSW
Job Posted: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 22 May 2017
(64 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Part time
Location: Westlock, AB (1 hr 20 min drive from Edm) Salary: $17.09 - $20.00/hr

Part Time Respite & Disability Service Worker    # WK-336-PDSW

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities

Westlock, AB

Part time position (WonderKids Program)


Schedule:  1-2 weekends/month out of home respite PLUS 20 hrs/wk after care supports

Regular rate: $17.09 - $20.00/hr



Working hand in hand to Strengthen People and communities across Canada


What’s in it for you!

  • Inspiring, challenging and rewarding work where you will make a difference each and every day you work.
  • Appreciative teams, Appreciative clients, Organizational Recognition and Rewards.
  • Flexible hours of work.
  • Training and development programs to increase your knowledge and skills and ignite your career!


What WJS Canada does?   At WJS Canada, our goal is to help people with disabilities become active, empowered and involved in their communities. We offer a wide range of local programs and services that encourage inclusion and participation. We help individuals face challenges including developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, FASD, autism, and dual diagnosis. Our passion is to improve lives and develop life skills.

Where we work?   While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada this opportunity is in Westlock. Westlock is located in north-central Alberta, approximately 1 hour north of Edmonton (Alberta's provincial capital) and is part of what is known as the Westlock County With a population of just over 5000 citizens, Westlock is a friendly mix of urban amenities with a country lifestyle. Two indoor recreational facilities in town include the offer swimming, fitness classes, a curling rink, tennis courts and ball diamonds. Outdoor activities include golfing, hiking and cross-country skiing trails. For more information on living & working in Westlock visit: http://www.westlock.worldweb.com/ OR http://www.westlockcounty.com/


WJS Canada Westlock Community Services supports the unique needs of adults and families of children with developmental disabilities, autism and FASD in the Westlock area. Those who need disability assistance wish to enjoy lives no different from anyone else.  With our help, living with a mental or developmental disability can be manageable at home. Disability assistance is provided in many forms, from providing in-home care services and maintaining a balanced and safe lifestyle to offering simple companionship. WJS services include teaching personal care and life skills that assist with day-to-day living. We also have support options such as respite relief for family members and caregivers who are living with or assisting a loved one with a disability. By providing services for families of children with developmental disabilities, we can help to strengthen the family’s ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage participation in activities at home and in the community.

The WonderKids Program: Parents of children with developmental disabilities sometimes need support so they can raise their children at home and fully participate in community life. The WonderKids program is a voluntary program that works together with families to establish goals to meet the special developmental needs of the child and promote community inclusion through active participation. Services are intended to strengthen families and support parents in caring for their children.


The Position: The Disability Service Worker is a front-line community disability services role who supports and facilitates the development of skills and competencies that will assist youth with developmental disabilities to pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives and aspirations.


What you will do in this role?

  • Show how to accomplish tasks to acceptable levels, and provides client with the information, tools and resources to best function and enable them to complete tasks and/or make decisions.
  • Provide instruction, guidance and support in a helpful and supportive manner.
  • Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a residential group or private home setting
  • Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, as required.
  • Identify client needs and expectations and respond in a respectful, helpful and responsive manner.
  • Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
  • Assist and support individuals to participate in a meaningful way in their personal life planning definition of personal goals.
  • Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
  • Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
  • Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
  • Maintain required documentation.


*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • Minimum Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
  • MANDATORY - One (1) year experience working with children with developmental disabilities
  • MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
  • Clear criminal record check and social services involvement check
  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
  • Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
  • Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Closing Date: May 22, 2017
Competition #: WK-336-PDSW ***please quote competition # and position# in the email or fax subject line***
Contact Details:
Please submit a cover letter & resume to Lisa LaForge – Program Director
To apply online (and view our other career opportunities): www.wjscanada.com
Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   www.wjscanada.com

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