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Job Number:  58244
Community Disability Support Workers for NEW Complex Behaviours home
Job Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Closing Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
(in 20 days)
WJS Canada
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $20-$23/hr

 

Community Disability Support Workers for NEW Complex Behaviours home - Edmonton

 

Job Number: J1019-0384

Job Type: Permanent, Full time, part time & casual hours available

City: Edmonton,  Alberta

Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Varies

Scheduled Hours: Various shifts available (Days, evenings and overnight awake and overnight sleep)

Number Of Positions: 8

Closing Date: November 4, 2019

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Alishia Danychuk - Program Manager

Compensation: $20.09 - $23.00/Hour

The Program

WJS Canada is hiring highly qualified Disability Support Workers for a NEW residential home in Edmonton to support/supervise individuals with challenging behaviours and developmental disabilities including: developmental delays, epilepsy, Disruptive Behavior Disorder and PTSD. Challenging behaviours will occur on a daily basis and therefore, only those with previous experienced with de-escalation techniques and providing supports to persons with high behaviours and complex needs will be contacted for an interview.

The Position

Only applicants with a minimum of 1 year experience working with an individual with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be interviewed for this challenging position. Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.

***FULL TIME, PART TIME and CASUAL positions available***

In Your Role You Will

  • Support/supervise complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities); observing & documenting changes
    • May be required to perform physical restraints (holds) on an individual to stop an individual from violent or destructive behaviours that place themselves or others at risk.
    • Use computer program to write objective daily reports.
    • Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours on a daily basis.
    • Provide individualized supports within a consistent, healthy & safe environment
    • Assist with household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
    • Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community.
    • Participate in vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
    • Provide immediate support in crisis situations.
    • Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
    • Connect the individual with their family, friends & community.
    • Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.

 

*** 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

  • Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
    • MUST HAVE 1 year experience working with an individual with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
    • Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Special Education or related field; Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement;
    • Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 2 years driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
    • Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check (UPLOAD COPY IF AVAILABLE)
    • Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
    • Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Behaviour Management, Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
    • Confident & able to function in a crisis

What WJS Canada does

WJS helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Community-based homes and residential care
• Supportive Independent living
• Family support services, including respite care
•  Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

Our Employees Enjoy

  • Safe, supportive and caring team environment
    • Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
    • Flexible hours
    • Generous benefit packages (for full time employees)
How to Apply
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Hiring Manager: Alishia Danychuk - Program Manager
Contact Details
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