Team Leaders (Acquired Brain Injury) – Edmonton, Alberta
Job ID J1020-0691
Organization: WJS Canada
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30-40
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Must be available to work flexible days and on call hours
Number of Positions: 2
Compensation: $25.45 - $29.10 /Hour
The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program (contracted through PDD and ABI) provides 24 hr residential support and community outreach supports to adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury either through illness or head injury accident. These individuals may also be challenged by mental health and addictions, problem solving, routine planning and memory loss. Our ABI team works alongside these clients to set goals, help work towards achieving them and overcome obstacles. Goals might include daily living skills, medical/ heath care, independent living, developing natural supports in the community and managing finances.
We are recruiting for two Team Leads - one for a 24 hr residential home and the other for ABI Community Outreach.
Each Team Lead ensures that the persons we serve, receive quality physical, behavioural and emotional supports. This is achieved through hiring and scheduling staff that are trained and committed to delivering service excellence; developing and monitoring Individual Service Plans, and working directly with the persons served and their families/care teams to develop a safe/goal-oriented program. The Team Leader reports to the Program Director.
In Your Role You Will
• Work 30-40 hrs/wk; front line work with clients, as well as, administrative hours each week.
• Some travel between programs (with in the city) may be required.
• Manage the day to day operation of the programs (facilities, equipment and staffing)
• Schedule, supervise, orient/train and evaluate residential staff
• Ensure comprehensive and accurate recording and reporting of information (e.g. daily logs, incidents reports)
• Approve time sheets and related payroll documents
• Consult the Program Manager in implementing performance improvement plans and as necessary, discipline of staff
• Participate on the assessment/treatment teams for the admission, assessment & placement of individuals referred for service
• Assist the Program Manager with the coordination of case conferences
• Participate on the behaviour review committee
• Be available for on call rotation
*** 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
• Must be available to work a flexible schedule (days, evenings and weekends as required), including on call hours
• 5+ years experience working with persons with complex needs or acquired brain injury.
• 2 years supervisory/management experience
• Diploma in Disabilities Studies, Degree in related Social Sciences, Human Services, Special Education, etc.
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, WJS will consider providing training)at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
• Experience writing and implementing program plans and goals is an asset
• Must have valid class 5 driver license, clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Clear criminal record check and child welfare check
• Ability to meet the requirements of service Agreement of individual(s) in service
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Work with multiple persons served, as well as, with staffing teams – with and without direct supervision
• Be calm, confident, patient; Follow instructions, and function in a crisis
• Self motivate, motivate others and be a positive role model.
• Lift and transfer 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 www.wjscanada.com
Is this the opportunity you've been looking for?
If so, please apply to JOB # J1020-0691 online at www.wjscanada.com
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