Job Posting 100555

Community Disability Supports Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake, Alberta
closes in 13 days (Tue, 30 Apr)
full time  •  $20.45 - $23.65 /Hour

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 30+ average
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Working Monday to Friday- Split shifts with varied hours based on person served needs. 6 to 12 hour shifts and may include working some weekend hours as needed.

The Program
344-32 The Herd
This Supportive Independent Living program in Slave Lake, AB, encourages persons with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, further develop their unique strengths and enjoy community integration through social, recreational and community activities.

The Position
The Disability Service Worker will support an adult to gain independent living skills, including assistance with daily living activities (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.) and community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events). They also, mentor and advocate for the client and empower them to be self reliant and confident.

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.
• Assist the client in setting & achieving goals, support them during setbacks and celebrate their successes.
• Link the client to community support services
• Assist individual with daily living skills - such as preparing meals, household chores.
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment) activities in the community.
• Assist individual with behavioural, emotional and social needs/skills
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.

*** 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 developmental disability or mental illness
• High School Diploma. Ideally, post secondary education in a related human services field
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, suitable driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Skills in coaching/assisting individuals in life skills, anger management, daily chores, self help & problem solving, etc.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills - as all files are electronic
Not sure you meet the requirements? We may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience, so please apply.

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, provides 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.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits, if employed 30+ hrs/wk
• 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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