Job Posting 85623

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake, Alberta
closes in 21 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time  •  $19.72 - $21.30 PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 36
Schedule: Day shifts working 8 or 12 hour shifts. 2-week rotation (includes some weekends and holidays)

 

The Program
344-31 NorthEast House
This long-term program encourages persons with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, develop unique strengths and enjoy community integration through social recreational activities.

The Position
**This position requires a female worker.**
The Disability Service Worker will support the client with daily living activities (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.) and community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events)..
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
• Encourage client in achieving Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals, support them during setbacks and celebrate their successes.
• Assist individuals, according to functioning abilities, with hygiene, personal care and daily living skills - such as preparing meals.
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment) activities in the community.
• Assist individual with behavioural, emotional and social needs/skills
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.
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 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
• Experience working with developmental disability or mental illness: 2 years
• Education in a related field
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 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

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
• Financial reward for New Hire/Employee referrals • 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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