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Job Number:  39725
Temp Disability Support Practitioner
Job Posted: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
(62 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Bonnyville, AB (3 hrs NW of Edmonton) Salary: $24.27 - $27.37

WJS Canada Job Posting Alert: Complex Needs Disability Service Practitioner PDD (Temp Full Time) - Bonnyville - Job ID J1117-0501

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Complex Needs Disability Service Practitioner PDD (Temp Full Time) - Bonnyville
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 80
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Scheduled Hours: 1st week: Mon 0700 to 1700, Thurs 0900 to 1900, Sat 0700 to 1700, Sun 0900 to 1900 2nd week: Wed 0700 to 1700, Thurs & Fri 0900 to 1900,
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $24.2700 - $27.3700 /Hour
Closting Date: 21/11/2017



The Position
While many of the core activities are similar to those of a Disability Service Worker, the Community Disability Service Practitioner is a more experienced, direct support role, providing direct support to individuals with disabilities as well as participating in assessment, person-centered planning and plan implementation. Working under the supervision of the Program Team Lead, the Disability Service Practitioner (DSP) applies their specialized education/ training and extensive experience to support the Disability Service Workers and persons with complex needs served by the programs. They are typically involved in more complex, complicated and/or specialized individual situations or environments

In Your Role You Will
• Participate in planning, development, monitoring and arranging medical appointments.
• Contributes toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Participates and supports planning as well as safe transportation of individuals to vocational, recreational, leisure activities and encourages opportunities for social interaction within communities.
• Acts as a liaison, on behalf of the person in service, with the community, family members, guardians and employers.
• Communicates/documents information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes
• Assist/support individuals with developmental disabilities (and high health care needs) in a residential & community setting.
• Meets individuals complex needs ( i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills)
• Assist with day to day operation and maintenance of the residence/program facility (May include food preparation, cleaning, and/or assisting the person in service with the completion of these tasks, etc.)
• Assist individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, social and recreational activity such as swimming.
• Observes/documents physical, developmental and psychological needs of individuals in service.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Due to the nature of these programs and the client(s) served, preference will be given to mature, physically fit and highly skilled applicants with significant experience in the Disability Services field.
• MANDATORY – Previous Supervisory experience
• Diploma or Degree in Disabilities Studies, in related Social Sciences, Human Services or Special Needs programs.
• Experience with dual diagnosis, FASD, Schizophrenia, mental health & suicidal crisis
• Knowledge of developmental disabilities & experience writing and implementing program plans and goals an asset
• Work well in an environment with potential for violence in the workplace; physical intervention skills
• Work with multiple persons served, as well as, with staffing teams – with and without direct supervision
• A positive role model; calm, confident, patient, self motivated and motivates others
• Able to meet the requirements of service Agreement of individual(s) in service, follow instructions and function in a crisis
• Strong communication, administrative & computer skills
• Must have valid class 5 driver license with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• 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.

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

How to Apply:
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Hiring Manager: Kelly Shaw
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