Job Posting 101921

Community Inclusion Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Bonnyville, Alberta
closing today (Tue, 23 Jul)
part time  •  $20.45 - $23.65 /Hour

Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 12.5
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Scheduled hours will vary but may include days, evenings and weekends.
Compensation: $20.45 - $23.65 /Hr

Job Description
The Program
338-38 Bonnyville Maple House

IMPORTANT - There is a pet cat in the home, therefore staff should have no allergies and be comfortable around cats.

WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Bonnyville works to encourage the people we support to build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community. Our passion is to improve all aspects of a person`s life by focusing on the individuals and their progress. We encourage daily independence and self-sufficiency together with community inclusion.

The Position
The Disability Support Worker (DSW), provides one-to-one supports to an individual male, with mild to moderate intellectual delays, FASD, and Impulse control and some behavioral concerns (anxiety that can lead to verbal outbursts) who lives at one of WJS community-based support homes.

The Disability Support Worker will develop a relationship with the person-served, supporting/encouraging them at home and within the community. Together they will set goals and develop a plan to take part in community activities, so they can learn, develop, relax, have fun or be with others in a social setting.

The person-served is an athletic, fun, and social guy who enjoys being active - swimming and playing and watching hockey. He also enjoys walking in community, browsing at thrift shops and looking forward to future events.

In Your Role You Will

  • Assist with daily living skills at the program home and during community errands/activities
  • Provide prompts to encourage personal hygiene care (brushing teeth/hair, laundering clothes) and in completing household chores (laundry, food prep, tidying home, etc.)
  • Drive individuals (in your own vehicle) to recreational & leisure activities, social outings and encourage community-based opportunities for relationship building, pursuing desires/interests, community inclusion, etc.
  • Support behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (within the program & during community activities)
  • Participate and support planning, as well as safe transportation to errands/appointments, recreational, leisure activities and encourage opportunities for social interaction within communities.
  • Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries in friendships and social outings
  • Use de-escalation techniques to deal with verbal aggression and quickly calm the person-served
  • 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.

*** 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 supporting persons with aids to daily living (ADLs), home care aide or seniors
  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Will also consider applicants with experience or interest in healthcare aide, education assistance, nursing
  • 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 (based on 1 FTE)
  • 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.

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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