Job Posting 88037

Support Home Contractor
YWCA Edmonton
Edmonton area
Your Home
closes in 12 days (Fri, 14 Oct)
full time

Contract Opportunity

Support Home Contractor

Job ID: 22-016DS

Organization Overview:

YWCA Edmonton is a powerful voice for equity and has been leading social change and progress for women and families in the Edmonton region since 1907. Part of an international movement, YWCA Edmonton is a trusted provider of services, programs, and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all.

What we can offer you:

  • Professional development and learning opportunities
  • A rewarding experience to make an impact in another person’s life

Job Summary:

The Disability Services department provides support to Individuals with a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to developmental disabilities, physical limitations, behavioral and psychological challenges, and medical fragility.

Our goal is to empower individuals to achieve their full potential with the support of their community. We create opportunities for each Individual to enhance her/his quality of life through goal setting and personal achievement.

What it Means to be a Support Home Contractor:

Support Home Contractors welcome Individuals into their home that require varying levels of support 24/7. Support Home Contractors work with Individual's to assist with daily activities, building independence, and supporting basic needs. In this role, you may also assist and support Individuals with medical needs, this could include medication administration, behavioural strategies, mental health support, appointment management, etc.

A YWCA Edmonton Contractor is:

  • Passionate about community service
  • Value relationships and people
  • Patient and caring
  • Have a positive attitude

Hours of work: Monday to Sunday, 24/7 with respite as per contract

Responsibilities:

Provide support in the areas of:

  • Supported Independent Living skills to a middle-aged female, in a roommate-type situation
  • Assist with building a schedule, and daily guidance in living skills such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support with monitoring of medication administration, daily check-ins, and mental health support for extreme anxiety
  • Initial support with recreational activities, fading support as individuals create their own social network
  • Intermittent support with social situations as the individual’s life goals change
  • Assist in the development of Individual Service Plans when required
  • Implement service plans, follow specified programs (ex. behavior programs) and document the Individual’s progress
  • Model organizational and behavioral strategies
  • Complete required documentation for recording service delivery including medication administration reports, summary reports, monthly, and incident reports
  • Follow policies and procedures as outlined in YWCA Edmonton policies and procedures manual
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required

Qualifications Required:

Education:

  • Grade 12 equivalency
  • One year of Post-Secondary education in Human Services is preferred

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Minimum one (1) year of related work experience in the human services field
  • Intervention Record Check and Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector (no more than 6 months old)
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental delay and mental health concerns
  • YWCA Edmonton provided training in /MANDT, Medication Administration, Abuse Prevention & Response, Infectious Disease & Prevention, and WHMIS (within 6 months of start date)
  • Current Standard First Aid and Level C CPR certification from an Alberta OHS-approved training agency
  • Safe Bathing and Showering certification
  • A keen interest in community integration of adults with disabilities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner with a diverse population

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license, access to a personal vehicle, and willingness to transport Individuals
  • Have a home that is safe and secure and provides a comfortable and caring environment for an Individual (Must be located near a major bus route in Edmonton, Alberta)
  • $2 Million Third Party Liability Vehicle insurance
  • Mental Health First is an asset. Must have the mindset of “do with, not for” and be able to teach independent living skills
  • No pets, no smoking, and no young children
  • A separate suite is an option if furnished and support can be given daily for medication administration

Trial Period:

As a Support Home Contractor, you will be welcoming someone into your home, therefore we utilize a trial period of one week to ensure the arrangement is a good fit for all parties involved. While in the trial period, you will be considered a Host (Respite) Contractor, if the trial is successful then your contract will be updated to a Support Home Contractor.

Payment:

The monthly Support Home stipend is dependent on the approved budget of the Individual receiving services

Diversity:

For over a century, YWCA Edmonton has been dedicated to creating a community in which everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We know that creating an equitable world requires diversity of thought and equity for all. We stay true to our mission by welcoming the unique contributions that each individual can make, and our hiring practices welcome all candidates. YWCA Edmonton is committed to maintaining a workplace environment that demonstrates a culture built on the fundamental principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and safety.

Acknowledgment:

YWCA Edmonton acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of Treaty 6 Territory and the Metis Homeland of Region 4. The footsteps of diverse Indigenous peoples have marked this territory from time immemorial — First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and now settlers from around the world. We are all treaty members, with recognition and respect for Indigenous Peoples and the traditional territories on which we live, work, and play. We call upon our collective honored traditions and spirits to share responsibility for stewardship of this beautiful land and our community.

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