Job Posting 102352

Supportive Independent Living Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
: Fort McMurray, Alberta
closes in 37 days (Thu, 29 Aug)
part time  •  $22.43 - $25.63 /Hour

Hours of Work Per Week: 30
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Typical hours will be 8a-2p Monday to Friday, but may change based on the needs of the individual and family.


The Program
348-36 Ft McMurray - Supportive Independent Living program
Supports for a young man who lives in his family home.

The Position
The Supportive Independent Living Worker provides support with morning hygiene, meal prep and household tasks, as well as employment coaching. Planning day program that includes teaching life and daily living skills.
Candidate must be physically active, based upon the needs of the client. A good understanding of non-verbal clues is an asset in this position.
NOTE* CUPE union membership required

In Your Role You Will
• Mentor and teach life skills including communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety, etc.
• Help find activities of interest.
• Develop life skills and help find volunteer/ employment opportunities.
• Drive individual in your own vehicle (and stay as a support/participate) to medical appointments, recreational activities, community events, etc.
• Promote inclusion in community activities involving educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
• Link the client to community support services and employment coaching such as resume building or job searches.

*** 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 or diploma in Disability Studies or related Social Sciences/Human Services or equivalent.
Training or Experience:
- 2 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license, Driver’s Abstract and proof of insurability.
- First Aid/CPR, Restrictive Procedures, Abuse Protocols, Non Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention.
- Must be physically active, with the ability to understand non-verbal clues.
- Use of common/business computer applications.
- Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. 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

Our Employees Enjoy
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
• A fair and equitable wage.
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, if applicable, with premiums paid by the employer!

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