Job Posting 100366

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Fort McMurray
closes in 13 days (Tue, 30 Apr)
part time  •  $22.43 /Hour

Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 22 hrs/wk
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Thursdays 3pm - 7pm Friday - Sunday 2pm - 8pm

 

The Program
348-32 Fort McMurray Beacon Hill House promotes Independent Living Skills & Community Inclusion though social and recreation events.
WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Fort Mc Murray works to encourage persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.

The Position
This front-line Community access and life skills position will schedule and support persons-served as they participate in inclusive community activities (recreation, social programs, volunteerism/employment, etc.).
Staff will drive client(s) to/from community activities in their own vehicle.
Requires a physically active applicant to participate in activities alongside client(s).
Good understanding of nonverbal communication and experience supporting clients with FASD &/or mental illness an asset.
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behavior and needs of the persons served.

In Your Role You Will
• Life skills training and independent home-living assistance.
• Develop weekly scheduled activities within the home and community.
• Minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments.
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a residential group or private home setting
• Provide client with information, tools and resources to participate in their personal life planning, set goals and/or make decisions.
• Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
• Maintain required documentation.
• Assist program staff when needed.

*** 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
• Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities/mental illness
• Good understanding of nonverbal communication and experience supporting clients with FASD &/or mental illness an asset.
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Grade 12 Diploma
• Requires a physically active applicant to participate in recreation and community activities alongside client(s).
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• 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
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, works with government ministries, community and social organizations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario through over 90 contracts. Together, we provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services, with revenues that exceed $50 million annually.

Our Employees Enjoy
• 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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