Job Posting 101113

Career & Lifestyle Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Cold Lake, Alberta
closes in 4 days (Wed, 29 May)
full time  •  $20.45 - $23.65/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Hours of Work Per Week: 34
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Scheduled hours will vary but may include days, evenings and weekends.


The Program
Career & Lifestyle (Clients live at Tea House program)
WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Cold Lake encourages the people we support to become  more active and involved in their community, build on their strengths, further develop life skills and overcome barriers. We encourage independence and self-sufficiency together with community inclusion.
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

The Position
The Disability Services Worker (DSW), provides one-to-one supports to persons-served, with some behavioral and or mental health concerns who live at one of WJS' community support programs in Cold Lake. They will develop a relationship with the person-served, support/encourage them at home and within the community, act as a liaison with the community members, employers, family members, and/or their guardian.
This position reports to the Team Leader.

In Your Role You Will
• Assist with daily living skills planning, training & activities at the program home and during community errands/activities
• Drive individuals (in your own vehicle) to recreational & leisure activities, volunteer/job opportunities and encourage community-based opportunities for relationship building, pursuing desires/interests, community inclusion, etc.
• Work independently with the persons-served towards achieving the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan (ISP); encourage them during setbacks and celebrate their successes.
• Support behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (within the program & during community activities)
• Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries
• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with any behaviours of concern

*** 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
• One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities .
• High School Diploma or GED
• Will also consider a Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with suitable driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• 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, employment/volunteerism, 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 close-knit 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
• 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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