Job Posting 90617

Supportive Independent Living Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Edmonton
closes in 28 days (Mon, 6 Mar)
full time  •  $20-$23/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Scheduled Hours: 30 hours per week Monday to Friday. Hours will vary depending on individual needs and appointments but have some flexibility.

The Program
302-31 Edmonton Oak House
This Supportive Independent Living program provides supports to an 18 yr old male diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, Mild Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and has a history of trauma. Supportive Independent Living (SIL) supports will be provided in the community and the client's home.

The Position
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.
Only applicants with experience with de-escalation techniques and 2+ years working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, complex behaviors, FASD, substance abuse disorder and/or trauma will be interviewed for this challenging position.
Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.
*The $20.09 - $23.09/hr complex need rate is paid when directly working with complex needs clients. The regular rate of $18.00-$20.09 is paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work. *

In Your Role You Will
• Support/supervise client's complex behavioral, emotional and social needs/development (within her residence & during community activities); observe & document changes
• Assist client in setting & achieving goals.
• 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 through artistic, educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
• Link the client to other community support services as 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
• Two (2) years experience working with persons with an acquired brain injury, developmental disabilities and/or mental health concerns.
• Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehabilitation, or equivalent
• Skills assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Valid Class 5 Driver's License and vehicle is needed for this position
• Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
• Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
• Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)

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
• 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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