Job Posting 81771

Night Disability Services Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Barrhead, Alberta
closes in 8 days (Tue, 31 May)
full time  •  $20 - $23 /Hour PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Schedule: 42 hrs/wk; 8pm to 8am

2-week rotation Week one= Sun, Wed, Thursday Week two= Mon- Tue, Fri & Sat works every other weekend

The Program
336-43 Auto Alley is a single staffed 24-hour Residential program supporting a single male with a low cognitive abilities.
Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis therefore, only applicants with well-developed de-escalation techniques and high behaviours/complex needs skills will be interviewed.

The Position
The Overnight Awake DSW, will coach/teach daily living skills, encourage independence and reinforce strengths that are already in place. This position will include some sleep hours (paid at $15/hr)
*Complex need rate ($20.09+/hr) paid when supporting complex needs clients. Regular rate ($17.09+) paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work.*

In Your Role You Will
• Ensure a safe, consistent environment and provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Support/assist individuals basic needs, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills, etc. and achieving personal goals.
• Assist client with evening/morning tasks
• Deal with challenging behaviours that may occur daily.
• Medication administration or first aid, as needed.
• If necessary, drive individuals (in your own vehicle) to appointments, day programs, etc.
• For a complete list of responsibilities, request a job description
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
• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• Ability to work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Social Work, Special Education, Health Care Aide, Personal Support Worker or related field
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 3 years Canadian driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check (UPLOAD COPY IF AVAILABLE)
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
• Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Behaviour Management, Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada provides social services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. We provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, offenders who wish to rejoin and contribute to their community and adults recovering from an acquired brain injury.
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Generous benefit packages (for staff 30+hrs/wk after 3-months employment) including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life, 2 weeks annual vacation to start and more!
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours

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