Job Posting 82926

Disability Services Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Edmonton, Alberta
closes in 33 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $20 - $23 /Hour PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40hrs/wk
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Scheduled Hours: 7:00am-3:00pm


The Program
302-37 Edmonton Argan House
Your dedicated one-to-one long-term support for a young lady with complex behaviours and mental illness, could make a real difference!
Client uses a wheelchair for mobility and is at risk for suicidal attempts/ideations.

The Position
**This position requires a female worker**
Using a harm reduction approach, support your client in achieving Individual Service Plan (ISP) goals and life skills development, including money management, building healthy relationships.
Only applicants with previous experience supporting individuals with mental illness, high-risk behaviors or trauma will be contacted, as challenging behaviours can occur daily.
* The $20.09 - $23.09/hr rate is the regular wage of $17.09 - $20.09/r plus the $3/hr complex needs rate*
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

In Your Role You Will
• Independently mentor client towards achieving Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment) activities.
• Model/teach life skills including household chores (meal prep, cleaning, hygiene, etc.)
• Encourage healthy relationship skills with family, friends & community
• Support client during setbacks and celebrating successes with them.
• Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries
• Assess individual behavioural, emotional and social needs and requirements
• Use de-escalation techniques to manage challenging behaviours
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.
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
• Ability to manage client's verbal and physical aggression
• MUST HAVE previous experience supporting special needs clients with complex behaviours, addictions, trauma; 2+ years.
• High School Diploma; with preference for post-secondary course work in Psychology, Counselling, Social Service Worker, Special Education, etc.
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 3 years driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Harm Reduction, Addictions, Trauma Informed Practice, Complex Needs, Behaviour Management training highly beneficial
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

What WJS Canada does
• Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide standard-setting service.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.

Our Employees Enjoy
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, with premiums paid by the employer!
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
• A fair and equitable wage.

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