Job Posting 59529

Community Disability Service Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta, Westlock, Alberta
closes in 11 days (Fri, 31 Jan)
full time  •  $17.09 - $20.00/Hour

Community Disability Service Worker (Days) - Westlock


Job Number: J1119-0959

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time

City: Westlock, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 30+

Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: 8am-6pm 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off

Closing Date: December 13, 2019

Hiring Manager: Hope MacIntyre - Program Manager

Compensation: $17.09 - $20.00/Hour

The Program

WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Westlock works to encourage persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.

The Position

The Community Disability Support Worker working 30+ hrs/wk, 4 shifts on, 4 off rotation (8am - 6pm), will use the “tell-show-do” method and positive reinforcement to support the client to acquire/reacquire competencies in: self-help; life skills; job coaching; cognitive retraining; memory aids, etc.

In Your Role You Will

  • Implement person-centered plans
    • Help the individual dream about possibilities, plan and achieve.
    • Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, sometimes hands on care is required.
    • Maximize participation/inclusion within home & community
    • Minimize risks in the client`s physical, social & recreational environments .
    • Model socially appropriate behaviours for the client & community.
    • Work with minimal supervision & cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
    • Medication administration or first aid, as needed.
    • Collect/file information, prepare correspondence, ISPs, and progress reports according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
    • Participate in shift exchanges & staff communication.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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

  • Two (2) years experience working with persons with a developmental disability or mental health diagnoses.
    • MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
    • Skills in coaching/assisting individuals in life skills, anger management, daily chores, self help & problem solving, etc.
    • Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
    • Good computer skills - as all files are electronic
    • CPR/First Aid & Abuse Protocol training
    • Non Violent Crisis Intervention training

What WJS Canada does

Our strength is in our people, our employees, and our culture is caring!

We believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of others - through Teamwork, Passion & Quality service. Every day our committed team members help individuals, youth and families build confidence and skills to take on life's challenges and break barriers.

Our Employees Enjoy

At WJS Canada, we give employees the tools to do the job, through professional development and skills training. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties, as well as, health and dental packages and innovative wellness programs.

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