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Job Number:  36444
Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Case Worker #OBI-397-CCW
Job Posted: Thursday, 13 July 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 21 July 2017
(4 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Edmonton area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Edmonton, AB Salary: Regular rate: $21.05 - $27.50/hr (based on education & experience)

                        

Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Case Worker job in Edmonton, AB

Temporary (1 yr maternity leave) Full time # OBI-397-CCW

Edmonton, AB

 

Temporary Full time (40hrs/wk) - support can be scheduled day or evening depending on client availability

Regular rate: $21.05 - $27.50/hr (based on education & experience)

 

 

Helping adult survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

 

 

The Acquired Brain Injury Program:  Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or a blow to the head that occurs after birth. The long-term effects of brain injury are difficult to predict. They will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound. The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program is designed and delivered to help adults with acquired brain injuries progress toward the fullest recovery and independence possible.

 

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!
  • Comprehensive benefit plans.

 

At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face. 

 

The Position:  Clinical Case Workers (also known as Certified Brain Injury specialists) provide personal, one-on-one support that enables adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury to build independence, improve their quality of life, and increase participation in the community. The services are provided in the person’s own home or at a chosen site in the community for up to 10 hours a week per client.

 

What you will do in the Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Case Worker job in Edmonton, AB:

 

  • Travel to the individual’s home or community to meet their needs for support up to 10 hours/week per individual.
  • Support individuals to identify and aspire toward their goals such as independent living, developing natural supports in the community, problem solving, dealing with mental health, financial management, routine planning and memory aids.
  • Collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
  • Teaching skills, through modeling, coaching and feedback, which may include:
    • Development of problem solving/decision making abilities
    • Learning compensation strategies for memory, attention and initiation deficits
    • Development of self advocacy - Lifestyle change support, emotional/social health, developing coping skills, relationship support, etc.
    • Accessing community supports – such as use of public transportation, money management, menu planning/food purchase, literacy, purposeful daily activities, leisure and recreation & supporting plans for volunteer, employment and education
    • Learning day to day independent living  skills – including household management, developing & maintaining good medical/health practices
  • Modify/adapt environments and develop strategies for individuals to overcome difficulties
  • Consult with support networks & clinical consultants on specific programs/strategies that may support the individuals’ goals.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
  • Administrative duties, financial reports, and provide progress updates monthly. (Up to 20%) Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
  • Work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions

 

*** 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, prepare accordingly.

 

As an ideal candidate you must possess:

  • Two (2) years experience working with individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Certified Brain Injury Certification or complete employer-provided within the first year (as a condition of employment)
  • Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehabilitation or Diploma in Disability Studies, etc
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
  • Clear Criminal Record and Child Welfare Intervention Check
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention training, CPR/First Aid Certificate & Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)
  • Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.

 

About the Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification:

  • Certification as a Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) provides recognition of an individual’s advanced training and work experience in brain injury services. The program is governed by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) and is administered by the Brain Injury Association of America.
  • The training and certification exam are intended for paraprofessionals and professionals at all levels who want a strong foundation in the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation. To obtain CBIS, candidates must complete the required work experience, the training and pass an examination. WJS Canada, through the Supports for Community Living Services program (SCLS), elected to do a self study of the materials provided, provided proof of the required hours needed working directly with individuals with acquired brain injuries and wrote the exam.
  • The completion of the certification process demonstrates the certificate’s commitment to learn about a broad range of issues relevant to the care of people with acquired brain injuries and to maintain that knowledge through continuing education. Certificants are required to satisfy 10 hours of continuing education credits each year to maintain their certification. This will ensure staff are knowledgeable and maintain a high standard of care using current best practice in acquired brain injuries.

 

Job Type:         Temporary (1 year maternity leave) full time (40hrs/wk); 

  • Flexible schedule - support can be scheduled day or evening depending on client availability
  • All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts that may include some weekends and evenings.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Closing Date: July 21, 2017
Competition #: OBI-397-CCW ***please quote competition # in the email or fax subject line***

To apply for the Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Case Worker job in Edmonton please submit a cover letter & resume to Tracy Atkin – Program Manager
Contact Details:
To apply online (and view our other career opportunities): www.wjscanada.com
Email:
Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   www.wjscanada.com


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