Job Posting 88138

Support Home Contractor
YWCA Edmonton
Edmonton area
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 27 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract

Contract Opportunity

Support Home Contractor

Job ID: 22-018DS

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 supports to Individuals with a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to developmental disabilities, physical limitations, behavioural 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.

Contractors are:

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

This is a long-term placement.

Hours of work: 24/hours a day support for a woman with a disability


  • Provide support for adult women living with disability (medical, physical, and emotional needs)
  • Provide a safe, accessible, and caring home for young women
  • Must be willing to supervise client 24 hours a day to ensure her safety in her home
  • Must have a strong understanding of inner workings of G-tube system and ensure proper feedings are given at certain times of the day, including getting up at night to ensure feeding schedule is met
  • Provide support in the areas of personal care and medication administration as required
  • Assist client in wheelchair transfer for mobility purposes
  • 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
  • Facilitate and provide support in socialization and age-appropriate activities
  • Complete required documentation for recording service delivery including medication administration reports, summary reports, monthly, and incident reports
  • Follow policies and procedures as outlined in the YWCA Edmonton policies and procedures manual
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required

Qualifications Required:


  • 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
  • Experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities and behavioural issues
  • Medical education and G-Tube care knowledge is considered an asset
  • Willing and able to work collaboratively with a complex, multidisciplinary team
  • Intervention Record Check and Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector (no more than 6 months old)
  • 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
  • Commitment to maintaining all certification requirements
  • Computer knowledge and the ability to complete documentation accurately
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Ability to work independently and maintain communication with support network
  • A keen interest in community integration of adults with disabilities
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner with a diverse population and with Service Coordinators

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license, access to a personal vehicle, and willing to transport Individuals
  • $2 Million Third Party Liability Vehicle insurance
  • Home must be wheelchair accessible


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

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.

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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