Job Posting 101946

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Barrhead, Alberta
closes in 6 days (Tue, 23 Jul)
full time  •  $18.8 - $22/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Hours of Work Per Week: 36 hrs/wk
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

The Program
336-42 Barrhead Community Rover
This community-based diverse-abilities program supports a male person-served living with non-verbal developmental disabilities and other mental health challenges, to live a full life with personalized care that maximizes independence, supports unique strengths and qualities, and encourages their enjoyment of social and recreational activities within the community.
IMPORTANT - There is a cat in the program, therefore staff should have no allergies and be comfortable around cats.

The Position
The Disability Support Worker will support a non-verbal person-served at home and within the community with personal hygiene care (including toileting and bathing) and other supports that help them to overcome challenges, live as independently as possible, pursue their goals and enjoy a healthy social life.
Together the persons-served with support from the DSW enjoy an array of activities at home and within the community, including getting out into the community swimming, going to movies, hockey games, hanging out with friends or just quiet quiet time at home.

In Your Role You Will
• Support individual to build life skills and participate in household chores which may include cooking healthy meals according to a set menu, laundry, house cleaning, etc. may sometimes require prompts and step-by-step instruction.
• Provide person care/hygiene support to male individual requiring extra supports with toileting bathing, grooming, dental care, etc.
• Drive individual, in your own vehicle, and participate with them in recreational, leisure activities and encourages opportunities for social interaction within the community.
• Encourage good citizenship skills and building of relationships within their home and community
• Assist and support individuals with developing and achieving personal goals.
• Observe/document physical, developmental and psychological needs of individual in service.
• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Complete 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
• Understand nonverbal cues and work with persons with limited or hard-to-understand communication skills.
• Be comfortable providing person care to male individual requiring extra supports with toileting and bathing.
• Enjoy living a healthy and active lifestyle and participating in sports and recreational activities within thee community.
• Experience supporting clients/patients with developmental disabilities and complex mental health needs.
• High School Diploma/GED
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License, clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle with suitable insurance.
• Must be able to cook and follow healthy menu plans.
• Cooking and cleaning are part of the responsibilities of this role
• 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.
• Will also consider other experience such as LPN, Nursing or Health Care Aide &/or education in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education.
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’s mission is ‘We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support’. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.com

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• 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.

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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