Job Posting 86311

Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
closes in 36 days (Thu, 15 Sep)
full time  •  $21 - $27.50/hr PLUS employer-paid benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Hours: - must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends in order to support clients.


The Program
Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or traumatic head injury that occurs after birth. The long-term effects of brain injury are difficult to predict, vary for each person and range from mild to profound. The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program is helps adults with acquired brain injuries progress toward the fullest recovery and independence possible.

The Position
This COMMUNITY OUTREACH position supports multiple clients in Edmonton and the surrounding area, within the client's home or community settings. Travel is required within Edmonton and the surrounding areas (Leduc, Spruce Grove Sherwood Park etc.), therefore a Class 5 Drivers License AND own reliable vehicle is REQUIRED (GDL license+ 3 yrs driving experience, also suitable). Mileage is reimbursed.
The ABI Outreach Worker ensures clients receive quality physical, behavioural and emotional supports, through developing/monitoring Individual Service Plans (ISPs), and working directly with the client and their families/care teams to develop a safe, achievable goal-oriented program.

In Your Role You Will
• Travel to and assist persons in their private home or community settings
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support to and achieve personal goals (including personal home living skills)
• Instruct, guide, assist and model socially appropriate skills and behaviours.
• Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
• Assist individual in participating in a meaningful way in their personal life planning and .
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
• Ensure comprehensive and accurate recording and reporting of information (e.g. daily logs, incidents reports)

*** 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
• 2 years experience working with persons with complex needs or acquired brain injury within the community.
• Diploma in Disabilities Studies, Degree in related Social Sciences, Human Services, Special Education, etc.
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, employer will consider providing training)
• Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• 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.
• Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision and cooperate with interdisciplinary team to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Display sound judgment and best practice methodology in progressing towards goals and solving problems.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• 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
WJS helps people thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support
• Supportive Independent living
• Family support services, including respite care
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Community-based homes and residential care

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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