Job Posting 82329

Community Disability Service Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 33 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $17 - $20 /Hour PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Community Disability Service Worker (Full time, Days)  - Westlock

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Westlock, Alberta
Schedule: 30+ hrs/wk; 8am-6pm 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off cat in program
Compensation: $17 - $20 /Hour 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 works to encourage persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.

The Position
The Community Disability Support Worker working 30+ hrs/wk, 4 shifts on, 4 off rotation (8am - 6pm), will use the “tell-show-do” method and positive reinforcement to support the client to acquire/reacquire competencies in: self-help; life skills; job coaching; cognitive retraining; memory aids, 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 supporting 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
• Family support services, including 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

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

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