Job Posting 86669

Child Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Spruce Grove, Alberta
closes in 18 days (Sun, 28 Aug)
part time  •  $21 - $23 /Hour

Hours of Work Per Week: 28
Scheduled Hours: Monday to Thursday (7:30am-3:45pm) with 2.5hr unpaid break between (11:30am-2:00pm) while child attends preschool Friday - 11am-4pm

The Program
This program encourages persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to further develop their strengths, learn new life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.

The Position
The Disability Support Worker supports a "very happy and loving" preschool-aged child who has a very rare metabolic condition that has led to significant developmental delays and seizures (seizures currently controlled by medication). As he is non-verbal, he utilizes a LAMP device and American Sign Language (ASL) for communication. He has a great relationship with his support workers and medical team.
Must be available to work flexible hours.
Weekends off.
Additional days off consistent with Parkland School Division calendar - no school, no work

In Your Role You Will
• Assist child 1:1 in his family home or community settings
• Drive child to/from preschool (Mon-Thurs) with 2.5hr unpaid break between (11:30am-2:00pm) while he attends school
• 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.
• Assist with OT, PT and SLP Therapy goals
• Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, minimizing risks and maximizing participation/inclusion.
• Administer medical administration or first aid, as/if required.
• Communicate issues/concerns to parent at end of shift.
• 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 developmental disabilities or acquired brain injury.
• 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.
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention 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
• 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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