Job Posting 101062

Disability Supports Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta
closes in 8 days (Mon, 3 Jun)
full time  •  $22.90 - $25.30/Hour PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Hours of Work Per Week: 84 hours bi-weekly
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: DAYS 7am-7pm 2 week rotation Wk 1: Wed, Thur Wk 2: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun

 

The Program
304-38 Vegreville Eiffel 65
This lifetime home supports persons-served with complex, high behaviours, living with developmental disabilities and other mental health challenges.
WJS Canada staff encourage these individuals to live a full life with personalized care that maximizes independence, supports unique strengths and qualities, and encourages community involvement.
Previous experience with complex behavior supports and/or American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.

The Position
Supports residents, at home (mentoring/supervising daily activities, support with social and life skills) to encourage independence and in the community (attending appointments, be involved in recreational/social activities, volunteer, etc.) to encourage integration into the community.
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 light personal care (grooming, dental care, bathing)
• 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
• 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities & complex needs. 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.
• Experience supporting clients/patients with autism an asset.
• American Sign Language (ASL) skills a definite 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.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• 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 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
• 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.

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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