Job Posting 87276

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake, Alberta
closes in 10 days (Sat, 15 Oct)
full time  •  $19.72 - $21.30 /Hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Hours: Monday to Friday- or as needed

The Program
344-32 The Herd (New person-served)
This Supportive Independent Living program encourages persons with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, further develop their unique strengths and enjoy community integration through social, recreational and community activities.

The Position
The Disability Service Worker will support a young adult to gain independent living skills, including assistance with daily living activities (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.) and community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events). They Supportive Independent Living worker also, mentors and advocates for the client and empowers them to be self reliant and confident.
Ideally, the candidate will support the person-served with accessing the swimming pool and have some sewing skills.

In Your Role You Will
• 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.
• Assist the client in setting & achieving goals, support them during setbacks and celebrate their successes.
• Link the client to community support services
• Assist individual with daily living skills - such as preparing meals, household chores.
• 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.

*** 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
• High School Diploma. Ideally, post secondary education in a related human services field
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• 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.

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