Job Posting 82506

Disability Service Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake, Alberta
closes in 33 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $19.72 - $21.30 /Hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Disability Service Worker - Slave Lake, AB


Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Slave Lake, Alberta

Schedule: 40 hrs/wk; 8-12 hour shifts on a 2-week rotation (includes some weekends and holidays)

Compensation: $19.72 - $21.30 /Hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits


The Program

Our commitment is to provide programs that encourage independence, support each person's unique strengths and qualities, and promote community inclusion.

Slave Lake is a small town in northern Alberta about 200 km northwest of Edmonton and a similar distance southwest of Fort McMurray. It is located on the southeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake.

The Position

**This position requires a female worker.** 

As a Disability Support Worker, you provide a range of supports to persons with behavior, emotional or physical challenges. Together you will set goals, identify challenges and celebrate success. Focusing on building independence,- and positive self-esteem. 

Bona Fide Occupational Requirement:

This a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served. 

In Your Role You Will

  • Assist individuals, according to functioning abilities, with hygiene, personal care and daily living skills - such as preparing meals.
  • Encourage independence and community integration skills such as accessing community services through vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
  • Work with persons served to set career goals and obtain suitable employment, working toward financial independence.
  • Model & encourage socially acceptable behaviors, good citizenship and life skills.
  • Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
  • Observe/document physical, developmental and psychological needs of individuals in service.

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

  • Previous experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities
  • Education in a related field
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers license, reliable vehicle to transport clients & appropriate insurance
  • Assist and support individuals with developmental disabilities to develop and work towards the achievement of personal goals.
  • Encourage opportunities for social interaction within the community (vocational, recreational, leisure activities)
  • Drive individuals to appointments, day programs, community events, etc..
  • Contributes toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
  • Assist individuals with daily living skills, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills.
  • Communicate/document information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes to peers, ministry representatives and other stakeholders as required.

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 full time employees including, extended health, dental, AD&D, Dependent Life Insurance.
  • Safe, respectful 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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