Job Posting 71734

Direct Support Worker (Support Coordinator) Residential Services
Winnifred Stewart Association
Edmonton area
11130 131 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 1C1
closes in 11 days (Wed, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $16.50 per/hr.


Direct Support Worker (SUPPORT COORDINATOR)

Full Time, Part Time, Relief & Term Positions

Available In




  • Help the individual and their circle of support develop, and document individualized, person-centered plans to guide services related to individual development, community participation, behavior management and/or personal care.
  • Assist with support plans in more complex situations.
  • Encourage individuals to use their rights and take responsibility to make life choices.
  • Provide direct care to individuals with high needs and/or medically fragile individuals, as
  • Monitor and support the health and well-being of individuals in care. This includes identifying changes in conditions related to individual’s behavior, physical and emotional well-being, and takes all necessary steps to address.
  • Strictly adhere to medical protocols and standing orders for medication and other
  • Find and develop recreational and other social interaction opportunities for individuals, in order to create a wider range of options and natural supports within the community.
  • Be a social and/or recreational role model and coach to help the individual participate and contribute effectively within the community.
  • Create clear, objective records and complete required reports and other documentation as required by the position.
  • Communicate in a professional, timely, accurate and respectful way with individuals, families, guardians, staff and community
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented


  • Preferably a Diploma or equivalent post-secondary education in a relevant discipline; and additional specialized training and progressively more responsible experience in a relevant discipline/setting.
  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices and pursue active participation in the
  • An understanding of the opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities plus demonstrated cultural and ethnic
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Well-developed coaching and mentoring and coordinating skills.
  • Effective time-management and priority-setting skills, and the ability to balance competing demands/priorities and deal with competing opinions.
  • Relevant knowledge and the ability to model and support the development of basic living, personal and social
  • Relevant knowledge and the ability to contribute to effective person-centered programming plans around skill acquisition and/or behaviors of concern.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with diabetes, epilepsy, dementia, lifts and transfers.
  • Knowledge of the broader range of community resources available to support an individual’s participation and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team. This includes the ability to function effectively within an individual’s circle of support.
  • The ability to work various shift schedules and in physically challenging situations, as required.


Full Time Positions

Part Time Awake Overnight Position

Term Positions - 6mth & 12mth


Details of shift times for all positions available can be found on the WSA website.


  • Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess their own vehicle, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and are able to provide proof of 2M Liability Insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR certification

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