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Job Number:  39625
Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017
(45 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton, AB Salary: $18.38 - $20.48 /Hour

Job Title
Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Full Time)

Job Details
Competition Number: ABI-303-CDW
Job Number: J1117-0383
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
City: Edmonton
Province: Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Days Each Week: Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday
Scheduled Hours: 7am to 3pm
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $18.38 - $20.48 /Hour

Job Description

The Program
The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program provides personal, one-on-one support that enables adults with acquired brain injuries to build independence, improve their quality of life, and increase participation in the community. We provide these services in their own home, up to twenty four hours, seven days a week, so they can remain there. We help individuals identify and aspire toward their goals and meet changing needs en route. Their goals can include independent living, developing natural supports in the community and managing their finances. We help them deal with their mental health and addictions, problem solving, routine planning and memory loss.


The Position
WJS is hiring for a highly motivated DSW to support/supervise an individual with an Acquired Brain Injury. In this role you will be supporting the individual with daily hygiene and community access.


In Your Role You Will
• Provides instruction, guidance and assistance in a helpful and supportive manner.
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a private home setting
• Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills or assist with direct care of individuals, as required.
• Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
• Assist individual in participating in a meaningful way in their personal life planning and definition of personal goals.
• Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Participates in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
• Maintains required documentation.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) 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
• Two (2) years experience working with individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury.
• Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehab, or equivalent
• Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
• Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
• Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)


What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services & career opportunities, visit www.wjscanda.com

Our Employees Enjoy
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.


For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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