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Job Number:  38791
Complex Behaviours Community Disability Support Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
(5 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton, AB Salary: Regular $20.09 – 23.00/hr Sleep $13.60/hr


Full Time Complex Behaviours Community Disability Support Worker

Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

Edmonton, Alberta


Full Time position

Shifts: Days (8 am to 8pm), Overnights (awake or sleep 8pm to 8am) & weekends


Wage:  Regular  $20.09 – 23.00/hr   Sleep $13.60/hr



WJS Canada is hiring for a highly motivated Community Disability Support Worker to support/supervise a teenager with challenging behaviours and developmental disabilities including: developmental challenges, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and dual diagnosis. In this role, you will deal with challenging behaviours on a daily basis and support/model behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities).


**All applicants must provide a current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, prepare accordingly.


Each day Community Disability Support Workers:

  • Support/supervise the individuals behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities); observing & documenting changes
  • Deal with challenging behaviours on a daily basis.
  • Provide individualized supports within a consistent, healthy & safe environment
  • Assist with daily operation & maintenance of the program facility (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
  • Connect the individual with their family & community.
  • Transport person in care to school, appointments & participate in vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
  • During overnight hours provide immediate support in crisis situations.
  • Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
  • Act as a liaison with family members, guardians & the community on behalf of the person in care.
  • Administer medication, first aid, or notify emergency medical personnel if/when necessary.


Preference will be given to mature, physically fit and highly skilled applicants with significant experience in Disability Services & challenging behaviours.


Mandatory experience for the Community Disability Support Worker: 

  • Only those applicants with a minimum 2+ years experience working with children/youth with challenging behaviours & significant mental health concerns will be considered for this challenging position
  • Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement; Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Community Support Worker, Special Education or related field
  • Valid class 5 driver license (not GDL – no restrictions) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
  • Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check
  • Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence; physical intervention skills an asset
  • Training in Abuse Protocol, Medication Administration, Proactive Procedures & Behavioural Strategies, Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Confident & able to function in a crisis


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. For over 30 years, we’ve been committed to building strong communities by providing a complete range of innovative and effective professional services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. Visit www.wjscanada.com for more information on WJS and details on this and other opportunities to join our team.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is October 18, 2017
To apply for the Disability Service Worker job in Edmonton, AB send a resume and cover letter outlining your education & experience with persons with complex behaviours, including Competition # EH-302-DSW with your submission.
Contact Details:
Attention: Tracy Atkin
Fax: (855) 465-5502
Apply online at: www.wjscanada.com

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