Job Posting 101727

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta
closes in 23 days (Tue, 16 Jul)
full time  •  $19.60 - $22.00 /Hour PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: 12 hour day shifts (8am - 8pm) on a two week rotation.
Number of Positions: 2


The Program
WJS Canada operates several community living programs in Vegreville to support people with disabilities/mental health issues live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide programs that help them reach their goals, build independence, support their unique strengths and qualities, and help them to enjoy a vibrant life in their community.

The Position
304-31 Cherokee House
Cherokee House is a community-based home to 4 older gentlemen who have been living together for quite a while. They enjoy daily outings for coffee in the community, as well as, trips to the dollar store, and exploring treasures at local thrift stores and garage sales. Staff will transport the individuals in their own vehicle throughout the community.
NOTE* CUPE union membership required
*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 be active in daily household tasks which may include food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc.
• Model &/or when required, provide personal care, which may include, bathing, toileting, grooming, dental care, etc.
• Encourage good citizenship skills and building of relationships within their home and community
• Drive individual in your own vehicle to appointments, day programs, community events, etc..
• use your knowledge and experience with disabilities, to identify issues, set goals and celebrate success.
• coach individuals with behavior, emotional or physical challenges
• reinforce strengths that are already in place and offer support within the home and around the community.
• 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
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits after 3 months 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.

This position is open to all applicants
How to apply: Please apply through the Job Postings using the link below or accessing it through the “Job Postings” button on SharePoint

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.

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