Job Posting 100319

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta
closes in 2 days (Mon, 15 Apr)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $22.90 - $25.30/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Vegreville, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 36+
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week:  12 hour day shifts (7am to 7pm) on a 2-week rotation

Week 1: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat

Week 2: Sun, Wed, Thurs


The Program
304-32 Vegreville Dakota House
This Disability Supports program assists 2 persons-served with Autism (ASD) to live supported in their community home, help them with daily activities, behavioural supports and and community inclusion.
Previous experience with complex, high behavior supports and/or American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.

The Position
Supports persons-served, at home (mentoring/supervising daily activities, household chores) to encourage independence and in the community (attending appointments, be involved in recreational/social activities, volunteer, etc.) to encourage integration into the community.
NOTE* CUPE union membership required
* This is a Temporary position to cover an absence of unknown length; you are welcome to apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada while filling this role.

In Your Role You Will
• Support individuals to build life skills and social/occupational skills, independence and encourage participation and social interaction within the community.
• Teach/assist person-served with daily household tasks (food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc) and personal care/hygiene (grooming, dental care, bathing)
• Drive individual in your own vehicle to appointments, day programs, community events, etc.
• Have a positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right to define/pursue their life choices, and participate in community events, employment and recreation.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 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
• Previous experience with complex, high behavior supports and/or American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.
• Other experience such as Nursing, Education Assistant or Health Care Aide may be considered.
• High School Diploma or GED
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License, clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle with suitable insurance.
• American Sign Language (ASL) skills a definite asset
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
ALSO helpful, but will train if needed:
• 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
We are a national social services agency, that provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes and increase self-esteem. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff, in 3 provinces, who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Regular wage increases at 6 months and 1 year employment.
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Best practices programming and innovative care.

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