Job Posting 83222

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 34 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $17.09 - 20/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Hours: 8am- 6pm 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off

 

The Program
336-40 Westlock Hen House
This long-term program encourages persons with developmental disabilities to build on strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and actively participate in their community.

The Position
The Community Disability Support Worker working 30+ hrs/wk, 4 shifts on, 4 off rotation (8am - 6pm), to assess individual needs and requirements, as well as provide support for activities of daily living (ADLs), including personal care (bathing)

In Your Role You Will
• Assist client to develop personal home living skills, this will include providing personal care (bathing) and lifts/transfers.
• Mentor client towards achieving Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals, including life skills and household chores (meal prep, cleaning, hygiene, etc.)
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment) activities in the community.
• Support client during setbacks and celebrating successes with them.
• Assist individual with behavioural, emotional and social needs/skills
• 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
• Experience working with developmental disability or mental illness: 2 years
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Must be physically able to do lifts/transfers and be able to provide personal care, such as bathing, etc.
• 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
• 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
• A fair and equitable wage.
• 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.

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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