Job Posting 81443

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 8 days (Tue, 31 May)
full time  •  $17.09 – $20/hr Reg hrs; $15/hr sleep rate applies during hours between 10pm and 6am

Disability Support Worker - Sleep Nights (14 hour shifts)


Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

City: Westlock, Alberta

Schedule: 30+ hrs/wk; 6pm- 8am with 8 hrs sleep 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off

Compensation: $17.09 – $20/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

The Program

Program # 336-41 Westlock Kitty House

IMPORTANT - The client owns a cat, therefore staff should have no allergies and be comfortable around cats.

WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Westlock encourages persons with developmental disabilities build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and actively participate in their community.

The Position

This front-line role sleeps at the client's residence and is available, if needed, to assist the client during overnight hours ensuring a consistent, healthy and safe environment and providing support in crisis situations.

14 hour shifts on a 4 day rotation (6pm to 8am)

***This 14-hour shift position is 6-awake hours (regular rate $17.90- $20.00/hr). Sleep rate of $15/hr applies during hours between 10pm and 6am***

Typical overnight shift may include:

  • 6pm (4 awake hrs) - assist/model nightly bed-time routine (personal hygiene, brushing teeth, etc.) ensuring a consistent, healthy and safe environment for persons in care.
  • 10pm-6am (8 sleep hrs)- You will be provided your own private bedroom, within the residence and sleep hours are paid at minimum wage $15/hr. In the event of an emergent situation, sleep staff will be responsible for awake responsibilities to provide immediate support in crisis situations.
  • 6am-8am (2 awake hrs)- assist/model a regular morning routine with the person-served, including normal hygiene, household tasks (including food prep, daily chores, etc.)

In Your Role You Will

  • Implement person-centered plans
  • Help the individual dream about possibilities, plan and achieve.
  • Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, sometimes hands on care is required.
  • 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.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Respite care
  • Day programs, community involvement, employment
  • Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

Our Employees Enjoy

  • Generous benefit packages for (employees working 30+hrs/wk) including, employer-paid extended health & dental, 100% prescription coverage, AD&D, Dependent Life Insurance, etc.
  • Safe, supportive and caring team environment
  • Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
  • Flexible hours

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