Job Posting 73941

Nights Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Westlock
closes in 3 days (Thu, 30 Sep)
full time  •  $17.09 - $20/hr; Sleep hours are paid at $15/hr

Scheduled Hours: 30+hrs/wk; 10pm- 8am with 3 hrs sleep;  4 day rotation 4 on 4 off
The Program
Program 336-40 Westlock Hen House
WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Westlock encourages persons with developmental disabilities to build on strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and actively participate in their community.

The Position
During overnight hours sleep shift staff ensure a consistent, healthy and safe environment for the person-served 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.
10 hour shifts (10pm to 8am with 3 hrs sleep) on a rotating schedule - 4 shifts on, 4 shifts off
Sleep hours are paid at $15/hr

In Your Role You Will
• Assist person-served to develop personal home living skills, this will include providing personal care (bathing) and lifts/transfers.
• Implement person-centered plans
• Maximize participation/inclusion within home & community
• Minimize risks in the client`s physical, social & recreational environments .
• Model socially appropriate behaviours for the client & community.
• Work with minimal supervision & cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Medication administration or first aid, as needed.
• Collect/file information, prepare correspondence, ISPs, and progress reports according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
• Participate in shift exchanges & staff communication.

*** 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 persons with a developmental disability or mental health diagnoses.
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Must be physically able to do lifts/transfers and be able to provide personal care, such as bathing, etc.
• 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 - as all files are electronic
• CPR/First Aid & Abuse Protocol training
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training

What WJS Canada does
WJS helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Community-based homes and residential care
• Supportive Independent living
• Family support services, including respite care
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

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 including, employer paid extended

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