Job Posting 63451

Nights Community Disability Support Workers
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta, Slave Lake, Alberta
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 10 Aug)
full time  •  $22.72 - $24.30/Hour


Nights Community Disability Support Worker (4 hrs sleep) - Slave Lake


Job Number: J0620-0885

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

City: Slave Lake, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 32-40

Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: 7pm to 7am, 8 hours regular time and 4 hours sleep. Shift rotation will consist of 3 days on and 3 days off including weekends and holidays.

Number Of Positions: 2

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Dorita Dias - Program Manager

Compensation: $22.72 - $24.30/Hour


The Program

The WJS Canada Community Disability Services program in Slave Lake, AB, helps people with developmental disabilities becomeactive and involvedin their communities. In ourpassion to improve lives anddevelop life skills, we encourage inclusion and participation through community living and life skill coaching, career development, rest and relief for care-givers and family support. Our wide range of local programs and services includes supported independent and semi independent living, behaviour consultation, mental health and physical care.

The Position

The Overnight Community Disability Support Worker, working 32-40 hrs/wk, (7pm - 7am), is a front-line role who assists persons with complex needs, mental health concerns, and/or developmental disabilities to live in and actively participate in their community. During overnight hours they ensure a consistent, healthy and safe environment for the persons in care and are available to provide immediate support in crisis situations. In the event of an emergent situation sleep staff will be responsible for awake responsibilities.
This position reports to an assigned Team Leader.

***This 12 hour shift position is 8 hours complex needs rate (reg rate $19.72-$21.30/hr + $3/hr) AND 4 sleep hours, paid at $15/hr***

In Your Role You Will

  • Implement person-centered plans designed to provide instruction, guidance and assistance in a helpful and supportive manner
    • Support individual with their personal life planning and goal setting and achievement.
    • Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, assisting with direct care of individual when required.
    • Maximize participation/inclusion at home and in the community and minimize risks in the client`s physical, social and recreational environments .
    • Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
    • Work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
    • Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
    • Collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
    • Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
    • Maintain required documentation.

*** 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

  • Two (2) years experience working with individuals with a developmental disability.
    • Grade 12 Diploma with a preference for College Certificate or Diploma
    • MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
    • Demonstrated 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 are required as all files are electronic
    • Clear Criminal Record and Child Welfare Intervention Check
    • CPR/First Aid & Abuse Protocol training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
    • Non Violent Crisis Intervention training

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

  • Safe, supportive and caring team environment
    • Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
    • Flexible hours
    • Generous benefit packages including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life, 2 weeks annual vacation and more!

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