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
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.
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.
Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.
Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!