Job Posting 64416

Nights sleep Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Vegreville, (Minburn County), Alberta
closes in 8 days (Sat, 26 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  $17.09 - $23.09 /Hour

Nights sleep Disability Support Worker (Temp Full Time - 5 positions) - Vegreville 


JOB ID#: J0820-0866

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Sleep nights
Number of Positions: 5
Compensation: $17.09 - $23.09 /Hour


The Program
WJS Canada has many residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities which provide encouragement and training to individuals as they work to recognize and develop their unique strengths and qualities, build life skills and progress towards becoming more independent and involved in their community.

*** These are TEMPORARY Full time position for 3 to 12 months***


The Position
During overnight hours sleep shift staff ensure a consistent, healthy and safe environment for the person 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.

***Sleep hours are paid at $15/hr***

Team members also have opportunities to pick up additional complex needs shifts during the day which are paid at base rate plus $3.00 per hr


In Your Role You Will
• Assist individuals to develop personal living skills or assist with direct care of high needs and/or medically fragile individuals, as required.
• Provide instruction, guidance and support in a helpful and supportive manner.
• Assist and support individuals to participate in a meaningful way in their personal life planning & definition of personal goals.
• Model socially appropriate behaviours.
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Take action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a residential group or private home setting
• 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
• Minimum Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities & complex needs.
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• Clear criminal record check and social services involvement check
• 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, self help, etc.
• 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
WJS Canada offers customized social services supports and programs to individuals with the following disabilities:
- Developmental
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome
- Autism

Our goals are to help individuals become independent, improve their lives and develop life skills. We meet these goals by focusing on each individual's strengths. Our programs include:
- Self-help skills training
- Community Living
- Home Living Options
- Behavioural consultation


Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, supportive and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages (for full time employees)


No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


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