Job Posting 101060

Disability Supports Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta
closes in 6 days (Mon, 3 Jun)
part time  •  $22.90 - $25.30 /Hour

Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: approx 12-16
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: 4hr shifts 4pm - 8pm

Week 1: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat

Week 2: Sun, Wed, Thurs
Compensation: $22.90 - $25.30/Hour

 

The Program
304-34 Vegreville Fourplex
WJS Canada staff encourage persons with developmental disabilities/mental health issues 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 Position
The Disability Support Worker (DSW) supports individuals with diverse abilities, including developmental disabilities in their home (coaching/supporting with daily activities/household chores) to encourage independence and in the community; attending appointments, be involved in recreational/social activities, volunteer, etc. Encourage integration into the
community.
Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis and therefore, only applicants with a minimum of 1 year experience working with persons with complex disabilities/significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be considered for this position.
NOTE* This position requires CUPE union membership
*Complex need rate ($22.90+/hr) paid when supporting complex needs clients. Regular rate ($19.60) paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work.*

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 the client with daily household tasks (food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc) and personal care (grooming, dental care, bathing, toileting)
• Drive individual in your own vehicle to appointments, day programs, community events, etc..
• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Communicate/document information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes to peers, ministry representatives and other stakeholders as required.
• Observe/document needs of individuals in service.

*** 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 individuals with developmental disabilities and complex mental health needs. Other experience such as LPN, Nursing or Health Care Aide may be considered.
• High School Diploma/GED or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License, clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle with suitable insurance.
• Experience supporting clients/patients with complex behaviours an asset.
• 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.
ALSO helpful, but will train if needed:
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Non-violent Crisis 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 is 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 750+ 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
• Financial reward for New Hire/Employee referrals
• A fair and equitable wage.
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
Equal-Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is unwavering. We believe that varied backgrounds and experiences fuel innovation and success. As an equal-opportunity employer, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across all operations. We're seeking candidates passionate about contributing to our multicultural teams and enriching our workplace with their unique insights and cultural sensitivity.
We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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