Job Posting 67684

Disability Support Workers (High Behaviours)
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Westlock, Alberta
closes in 13 days (Wed, 10 Feb)
full time  •  $20.09 - $23.09/hr/Hour

Disability Support Workers (High Behaviours) - Westlock


Job ID: J1220-0540

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Westlock, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Varies; set rotation and times of services to be discussed
Number of Positions: 2
Compensation: $20.09 - $23.09/hr/Hour

The Program
336-45 Westlock Happy Place

WJS Canada's therapeutic residential homes provide long-term support to individuals with high-intensity behaviors that overwhelm traditional caregivers. These individuals display behavior that is significantly more aggressive, self-harming, or complicated by substance abuse, mental health diagnosis or involvement with the law. Individual support plans are jointly developed with the individual (&/or their family/guardian) to meet their emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and help them develop socially acceptable behaviours and make connections in their communities.

The Position
**This position requires female workers.** Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

WJS Canada is hiring two (2) highly qualified FEMALE Disability Support Workers for a residential home in Westlock, Alberta to support one female client with high behavioural challenges. Challenging behaviors will occur on a daily basis and therefore, only applicants with previous experienced with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviors and/or trauma will be interviewed for this challenging position. Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.

*The $20.09 - $23.09/hr complex need rate is paid when directly working with complex needs clients. The regular rate of $17.09-$20.09 is paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work. *

In Your Role You Will
• Support/supervise complex behavioral, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities); observing & documenting changes
• May be required to perform physical restraints (holds) on an individual to stop an individual from violent or destructive behaviors that place themselves or others at risk.
• Use computer program to write objective daily reports.
• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviors on a daily basis.
• Provide individualized supports within a consistent, healthy & safe environment
• Assist with household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community.
• Participate in vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
• Provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
• Connect the individual with their family, friends & community.
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.

*** 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
• Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Special Education or related field; Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement;
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 2 years driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check (UPLOAD COPY IF AVAILABLE)
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
• Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Behaviour Management, Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis


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