Job Posting 101589

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 15 days (Fri, 28 Jun)
full time  •  $18.80 - $22.00/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Days  Hours Each Week: 10pm- 8am with 3 hrs sleep 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off


The Program
Program 336-40 Westlock Hen House
Our team provides compassionate, long term care to 2 individuals with high needs living at a community-based home. Challenged by developmental and physical disabilities, both ladies require extensive physical supports through lifts and transfers, as well as personal hygiene supports (which may include bathing, toileting, grooming, dental care, etc).

The Position
PLEASE NOTE *** Applicants must be physically able to do lifts and transfers for low weight bearing individuals. ***
This front-line role sleeps at the client's residence and is available, if needed, to assist the persons-served, with night-time routine, including personal care/hygiene and during overnight hours ensuring a consistent, healthy and safe environment and providing support in crisis situations.
***This 10-hour shift position is 7-awake hours (regular rate $18.80- $22.00/hr). You will be provided a couch to sleep on within the home and sleep hours are paid at $16.50/hr for 3 hours while on shift.
In the event of an emergent situation, sleep staff will be responsible for awake responsibilities to provide immediate support in crisis situations.

In Your Role You Will
• Provide personal care i.e. grooming, dental care, bathing, toileting, etc., &/or teach/model these skills when required.
• Engage persons-served in sensory activities within the home.
• Assist with the operation and maintenance of the program facility (which may include groceries, food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc.)
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health supports.
• Full job description available upon request

*** 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
• Grade 12 Diploma/GED
• MANDATORY - Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, 3 yrs Canadian driving experience and clean driver’s abstract
• Previous experience working in disabilities or healthcare would be helpful but will train positive, coachable applicants who are eager to learn and develop
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
We are a close-knit national social services agency, that provides 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.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits • Regular wage increases at 6 months and 1 year employment.
• 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 client care.

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