Job Posting 79016

Awake Nights Disability Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
closes in 37 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time  •  $20.09 – $23/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Schedule: 30+hrs/wk; Awake night shift 8 pm - 8 am.

2 shifts on, 2 shifts off, and every second weekend nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Program
Disabilities program 302-34 Birch House, a residential home in Edmonton, supports/supervises a 26 year old female with FASD, Schizophrenia, substance abuse disorder and an acquired brain injury (ABI).

The Position
Challenging behaviours (verbal and physical aggression) will occur daily and person-served requires mental health supports and interventions throughout all shifts, therefore, applicants with 2+ years’ experience with persons with developmental disabilities with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be considered for this position. Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.
SCHEDULE: Awake shift 8pm-8am 2 shifts on/2 shifts off and every second weekend
*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
• During overnight hours staff ensure a consistent, healthy and safe environment for the persons in care and are available to provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Provide instruction, guidance and support in a helpful and supportive manner to persons in a residential group or private home setting through individualized support plans (ISPs)
• Teach/model socially appropriate behaviors and personal independent living skills (hygiene, chores, behavior regulation, etc) or assist with direct care as required.
• Deal with challenging behaviour and use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours.
• Assist with household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
• Administer medication, first aid, or notify emergency medical personnel if/when necessary.
• Use computer program to write objective daily reports and document notes & observations regarding the client

COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hiring.

*** 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
• MIN 2+ years experience in Disability Services, challenging behaviours, & significant mental health concerns
• Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Special Education, Social Work, LPN, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or related field; Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement;
• Personal care/hygiene experience.
• Class 5 driver license (not GDL), clear driving abstract and vehicle
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification
• Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• Training in Abuse Protocol, Medication Administration, Proactive Procedures & Behavioural Strategies, Crisis Prevention Intervention
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

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
• Supported Independent living
• Family services, including respite care
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs and career development
• Flexible hours

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