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Job Number:  45471
Community Disability Service Practitioner PDD
Job Posted: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
(56 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Bonnyville, Alberta Salary: $21.06 - $24.05/Hour


Community Disability Service Practitioner PDD – Bonnyville, AB


Job Number: J0618-0431

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time (40 hrs/wk) 4 on / 4 off shift rotation

City: Bonnyville, Alberta

Closing Date: June 19, 2018

Hiring Manager: Marie Stad - Interim Manger

Compensation: $21.06 - $24.05/Hour


The Program

Care-A-Lot Home in Bonnyville, is a lifetime home for three ladies who are cognitively challenged with high complex behaviour and health needs. WJS staff encourage the individuals they serve to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community.

The employees are committed to improving the individual’s quality of life. We want individuals within our service to be self directed and to make their own decisions while living a full life with personalized care. We offer support in all areas from health to social, cultural and spiritual with behavioural support tailored to the mental health needs of the individual. We focus on building social and communication skills as well as life skills and encourage and enable independence, self expression and creativity through recreation and activities including Special Olympics, social clubs, movies, lunch and dinner outings.


The Position

As a Disability Service Practitioner, in this direct service role you would provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as, participate in assessment, person-centered planning and plan implementation. Furthermore, you would be called upon to apply your specialized education/ training and extensive experience to support the clients with complex or specialized individual situations or environments. The DSP works under the supervision of the Program Team Lead.


In Your Role You Will

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities complex needs and high health care needs ( i.e., hygiene, personal care, anger management, daily living, self help and social/occupational skills) at home and in the community.
    • Contribute toward the design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans (ISPs) and program specific policies & procedures.
    • Plan and participate in vocational, recreational, leisure activities with persons served in order to encourage social interaction and community inclusion.
    • Transport clients in your own vehicle to and from social activities, appointments, etc. (time & mileage reimbursed)
    • 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.)
    • Act on behalf of the person in service, with the community, family members, guardians and employers.
    • Observe/document physical, developmental and psychological needs of individuals in service and other information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes

*** 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

  • 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
    • Must have valid class 5 driver license with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
    • 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
    • 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.

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 and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.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

How to Apply:
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Hiring Manager: Marie Stad - Interim Manger
Contact Details:
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