Job Posting 101767

Disability Supports Team Leader
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, AB
closed today (Thu, 13 Jun)
full time  •  $28 - $32/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Availability to work days, evenings and weekends.


The Program
WJS Canada staff encourage these individuals 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
Combined role of front line supports to persons with developmental disabilities AND program/staff management ensuring high-quality client supports.
• Must have good shift availability to work flexible hours, as well as, on-call hours.
• Some travel between programs (with in the city) may be required.
• The Team Leader reports to the Program Director.
Supervise programs for persons with developmental disabilities (PDD), complex needs/behaviors, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), ensuring high quality physical, behavioural and emotional supports. This is achieved through hiring and scheduling staff that are trained and committed to delivering service excellence; developing and monitoring Individual Service Plans (ISP), and working directly with the persons served and their families/care teams to develop a safe/goal-oriented program.

In Your Role You Will
• Work combination of frontline hours and administrative hours varied days of the week.
• Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate residential staff
• Manage the day to day operation of the programs (facilities, equipment and staffing)
• Review/approve daily log notes, incidents reports, time sheets and other payroll documents
• Develop/monitor Individual Service Plans (ISPs)
• Staff discipline and performance improvement plans, in association with Program Director
• Participate on the behavior review committee and coordinating case conferences

*** 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
• Diploma or Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Management, etc.
• 2+ years management/supervisor experience
• 5+ years' experience providing support services to persons with developmental disabilities and complex needs; Disability Support Worker or Practitioner, Healthcare Aide or LPN
• Will consider other combinations of experience and education.
• Knowledge of developmental disabilities; augmented by specialized training
• Experience writing and implementing program plans and goals an asset
• Valid class 5 driver license, clear driving abstract and vehicle
• First Aid/CPR Certificate
• Non-violent Crisis Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Leadership and crisis management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Work with multiple persons served, as well as, with staffing teams
• Calm, confident, patient, self-motivated and motivates others; a positive role model.

What WJS Canada does
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, with premiums paid by the employer!
• 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.
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Flexible hours

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