Job Posting 88444

Community Living Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Fort McMurray, Alberta
closed yesterday (Wed, 30 Nov)
part time  •  $21.21+/hr

Hours of Work Per Week: 24 hrs/wk
Scheduled Days Each Week: Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Scheduled Hours: 6 hour days: 2pm - 8p.m.
Compensation: $21.21+ /Hour

 

The Program
Beacon Hill House (Ft McMurray) - This front-line community living role provides community access support and life skills training for men with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

The Position
You will support persons with developmental disabilities/mental illness by scheduling/participating in weekly activities within the community to help clients develop life skills in pursuit of their goals of living independently and community inclusion.
Staff will drive client(s) to/from community activities in their own vehicle.
Requires a physically active applicant to participate in activities alongside client(s).
Good understanding of nonverbal communication and experience supporting clients with FASD &/or mental illness an asset.

In Your Role You Will
• Life skills training and independent home living assistance.
• Develop weekly scheduled activities within the home and community.
• Minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments.
• Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a residential group or private home setting
• Provide client with information, tools and resources to participate in their personal life planning, set goals and/or make decisions.
• Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
• Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
• Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
• Maintain required documentation.
• Assist residential staff when needed.

*** 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
• One (1) year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities/mental illness
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Special Education, Health Care Aide, etc.
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, works with government ministries, community and social organizations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario through over 90 contracts. Together, we provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services, with revenues that exceed $50 million annually.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide standard-setting service.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• 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!
• Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.

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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