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Job Number:  41865
Community Disability Worker (Complex Needs)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
(82 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Slave Lake, AB (2.5 hrs northwest of Edmonton) Salary: $19.72 - $21.30 /hr + $3/hr complex needs rate

Job Title
Community Disability Worker (Complex Needs)

Job Details
Competition Number: SL244SIL-516-DSW
Job Number: J0118-0516
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
City: Slave Lake
Province: Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 30 to 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: 0900-1730 (Mon-Fri) with potential for some evening and weekend commitments, based upon the needs of the clients and programs.
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $19.72 - $21.30 /Hour
Closing Date: 21/01/2018

Job Description

The Program
WJS Canada Day Services provide opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to participate in their community and enjoy a range of leisure activities. Day services are a community-based mix of employment preparation and community involvement. We offer one-on-one and group services operating from agency resources, in the home or in the community. WJS Staff ensure that high needs individuals with special health, behaviour, safety and nutrition requirements meet their health and community support appointments and that families are involved whenever possible.


The Position
The Community Disability Worker (Complex Needs) provides services empowering the individual to be self reliant and confident while providing advocacy services and mentorship.
***This Complex Needs position qualifies for an additional $3/hr***

Individuals in our care are coached in life and coping skills and acquire the tools they need to enjoy life.Activities and programs are both community and home based. Volunteer, health, safety education and other activities enhance quality of life and grow independence. Support includes:

Developing and maintaining self-help and self-care skills.
Developing the ability to interact with others, making one’s needs known and responding to instructions.
Community integration skills such as accessing community services.
Behavior management to help improve behaviors.
Social and recreational skills
Job search & career development skills


In Your Role You Will
- mentor and teach life skills including communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, sexual health, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety, etc.
- promote inclusion in community activities involving artistic, educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
- link the client to community support services and employment coaching such as resume building or job searches.

*** 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
Training or Experience:
- Minimum two years community rehabilitation experience as well as experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Grade 12 diploma or Diploma in Disability Studies or related Social Sciences/Human Services or specialized education and training and/or demonstrated success in relevant settings.
- Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare check.
- Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license, Driver’s Abstract and proof of insurability.
- First Aid/CPR, Restrictive Procedures, Abuse Protocols, Non Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention.
- Use of common/business computer applications.
- Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.


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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Hiring Manager: Lisa LaForge
Contact Details:
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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