Job Posting 82207

Sleep Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Bonnyville, Alberta
closes in 4 days (Tue, 31 May)
full time - temp / contract  •  $18.70 - $21.63/ awake hour; $15 for asleep hours (11pm -7am)

Hours of Work: 30 awake/40 sleep (bi-weekly)
Schedule: 7pm to 9am (sleep 11pm - 7am)

Week one: Sunday, Thursday              Week two: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

The Program
We work to improve the lives of persons with developmental disabilities, mental health concerns and/or acquired brain injuries, by encouraging independent living and active participation in their community. Behaviour and health-related support is tailored to their individual needs.

The Position
Schedule: 7pm to 9am (sleep 11pm - 7am)
Week one: Sunday, Thursday
Week two: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
***This 14-hour shift position is 6-awake hours (regular rate $18.70- $21.63/hr). Sleep rate of $15/hr applies during hours between 11pm and 7am***
This front-line role sleeps at the client's residence and is available, if needed, to assist the client during overnight hours. Typical overnight shift may include:
• 7pm (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.
•11pm-7am (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.
•7am-9am (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
• Encourage individuals to participate in a meaningful way in their personal life planning and definition of personal goals.
• Assist individuals to develop independent living skills and/or assist with direct care, as required.
• Provide instruction, guidance and support in a helpful and supportive manner.
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a residential group or private home setting
• Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
• Minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Participates in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
• Maintain required documentation.
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
• Minimum Grade 12 High School Diploma
• MANDATORY - One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, Autism, FASD, acquired brain injuries, etc.
• Valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• Clear criminal record check and social services involvement check
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right/responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.

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, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours

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