Job Posting 86700

Direct Support Workers (Support Coordinator) Home Services
Winnifred Stewart Association
Edmonton area
11130 131 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 1C1
closes in 7 days (Fri, 19 Aug)
full time  •  $18.04


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The Home Services Support Coordinator role combines direct supports to individuals with disabilities and provides general support in the day-to-day operations of their assigned residence.


  • Help the individual and their circle of support develop, and document individualized, person-centered plans to guide services related to individual development, community participation, behavior management and/or personal care.
  • Assist with support plans in more complex situations.
  • Encourage individuals to use their rights and take responsibility to make life choices.
  • Provide direct care to individuals with high needs and/or medically fragile individuals as required.
  • Monitor and support the health and well-being of individuals in care.  This includes identifying changes in conditions related to individual's behavior, physical and emotional well-being, and takes all necessary steps to address.
  • Strictly adhere to medical protocols and standing orders for medication and other remedies.
  • Find and develop recreational and other social interaction opportunities for individuals, in order to create a wider range of options and natural supports in the community.
  • Be a social and/or recreational role model and coach to help the individual participate and contribute effectively within the community.
  • Create clear, objective records and complete required reports and other documentation as required by this position.
  • Communicate in a professional, timely, accurate and respectful way with individuals, families, guardians, staff and community members.


  • Preferably a Diploma or equivalent post-secondary education in a relevant discipline; and additional specialized training and progressively more responsible experience in a relevant discipline/setting.
  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices and pursue active participation in the community.
  • An understanding of the opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities plus demonstrated cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed coaching and mentoring and coordinating skills.
  • Effective time-management and priority-setting skills, and the ability to balance competing demands/priorities and deal with competing opinions.
  • Relevant knowledge and the ability to model and support the development of basic living, personal and social skills.
  • Relevant knowledge and the ability to contribute to effective person-centered programming plans around skill acquisition and/or behaviors of concern
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with diabetes, epilepsy, dementia, lifts and transfers.
  • Knowledge of the broader range of community resources available to support an individual’s participation and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team. This includes the ability to function effectively within an individual’s circle of support.
  • The ability to work various shift schedules and in physically challenging situations as required.


  • Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance.
  • Emergency or Standard First Aid
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess their own vehicle, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and are able to provide proof of 2M Liability Insurance.
  • Candidates should have received a full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines (subject to human rights exemption).

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