Job Posting 85132

Supportive Independent Living Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Edmonton
closes in 51 days (Mon, 15 Aug)
part time  •  $18 - $21/hr

Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: up to 25hrs/wk
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Hours depends on the needs of the client - may include days, evenings and weekends.
Compensation: $18 - $21/Hour

 

The Program
302-36 Edmonton Pine House
This Supportive Independent Living program provides services empowering the individual to be self reliant and confident while providing advocacy services and mentorship.
This program provides up to 25 hours/week support for a male in his early 20's who wishes to become more independent and involved in his community.

The Position
We are seeking a male Supportive Independent Living Worker to support the person in service with daily living skills (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.), community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events), and employment preparation.
**This position requires a male worker.**
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 the client in achieving his goals of finding/setting up an independent home and finding a job.
- mentor and teach life skills including communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, sexual health, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety, etc.
- promote inclusion in community activities involving artistic, educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
- link the client to community support services and employment coaching such as resume building or job searches.

Our agency adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting individuals/clients in service.

*** 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 working with individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury.
• Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehab, or equivalent
• Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Valid Class 5 Driver's License (with 3 yrs Canadian driving experience) and vehicle is needed for this position
• Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
• Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
• Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)

What WJS Canada does
• Make a caring, positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide quality support services.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• Enjoy a challenging, safe, respectful and rewarding workplace.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Financial reward for New Hire/Employee referrals • A fair and equitable wage.
• 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.
• 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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