Job Posting 79174

Community Specialist
AdaptAbilities
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 92 days (Sat, 30 Apr)
negotiable / flexible

We are seeking Individuals who have the PASSION, PURPOSE and DRIVE to change people’s lives.

Purpose

As AdaptAbilities’ new Community Specialist (CS) you will be an ally and ambassador and will work front-line. You are pivotal to the creation of a safe, caring and community-enriched life for the individuals/families who hire us. Thoughtful program planning and implementation supports participants to connect with their communities - establishing real relationships and creating meaningful days and lives. As a conscientious CS you will act with integrity, be open to growth, live our purpose, cultivate teamwork, and put forth an extraordinary effort to empower people with special needs and their families to grow, succeed, and belong.  

At Adaptabilities we live and lead through our Core Values, it is a requirement to be familiar with these as we hire, review, develop and reward our people around them.

Why Adaptabilities?

AdaptAbilities is continually working to be an employer of choice. We offer a competitive salary, an attractive health/dental benefit plan, paid wellness days and a health spending account. In addition, we value our employee’s growth and support professional development.

Key Functions

  • Provide direct care and purposeful support in an engaging, fun and safe environment
  • Foster genuine relationships promoting dignity, personal interests and identities
  • Empower people to create meaningful days and achieve their goals
  • Communicate effectively with their team members, which includes to individuals, families, and co-workers
  • Build a vision of inclusion, one person at a time
  • Model socially appropriate behaviors and assist/ encourage participants to make and maintain appropriate community connections
  • Support participants in all aspects of personal hygiene and personal care as required
  • Maintain timely, accurate and professional documents in accordance with AdaptAbilities policies and procedures
  • Understand and comply with all emergency processes and risk management

Qualifications

  • University degree or diploma in Disability Services, Social Work or Human Services (or equivalent) is considered an asset
  • Less than 1 year of experience with individuals with special needs or life experience (supporting a family member)
  • Alignment with AdaptAbilities core purpose and core values
  • Clean class 5 driver’s license and vehicle considered an asset
  • Ability to provide a clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check
  • Standard First Aid Certification CPR Level C and AED is required upon hire
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol are an asset

Working Conditions:

This is a permanent full-time, part-time or casual position that requires flexible availability.

What we offer:

AdaptAbilities is continually working to be an employer of choice. We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive health/dental benefit plan, paid wellness days, a health spending account, RRSP/TFSA matching, support for professional development, policies and programs that support a balanced lifestyle including access to corporate discount with the City of Edmonton for Activities, Parks and Recreation.

 

Hourly Rate: $16.82 to $21.31

 

*To be eligible for benefits, you must be a full-time employee working a minimum 30 hours per week.

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