Job Title: DISABILITY SERVICES WORKER (SIL) - Female Only
Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: up to 10hrs/wk
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Hours depends on the needs of the client - may include days, evenings and weekends.
Acquired Brain Injury Program - 302-36 Edmonton Pine House
WJS Canada's 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 10 hours/week support for a client with an Acquired Brain Injury who wishes to become more independent and involved in the community.
**This position requires a female worker.**
We are seeking a 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.
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
- Assist the client in setting & achieving goals.
- 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.
*** 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 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
WJS Canada provides social services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. We provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, offenders who wish to rejoin and contribute to their community and adults recovering from an acquired brain injury.
Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, supportive and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career 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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