Job Posting 90621

Supported Independent Living Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
full time  •  $18-$21/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: up to 34hrs./week
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Saturday,Sunday
Scheduled Hours: Sat, Sun & Mon 9am-4pm;  Tue & Wed-12:30pm-7pm


The Program
Acquired Brain Injury Program - 302-36 Edmonton Pine House
This program provides support for one client with developmental delay, Tourette's, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, and depression who lives in a long-term care facility but wishes to become more independent and involved in the community.
Support will also be provided for a second client, to assist with daily living skills (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.), community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreational and community programs/events) and employment preparation.
WJS Canada's Supportive Independent Living worker mentors and advocates for the client and empowers them to be self reliant and confident.

The Position
We are seeking a Supportive Independent Living Worker to support the person in service with daily living skills (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.), community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events), and employment preparation.

This position will be supporting 2 clients within the community.
• Saturday, Sunday and Monday 0900-1600
• Tuesday and Wednesday 1230-1900
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

In Your Role You Will
• Assist the client in setting & achieving goals.
• Mentor and 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 involving artistic, educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
• Link the client to community support services and employment coaching such as resume building or job searches.
WJS adheres to provincial/legislated communicable disease prevention protocols. Some of our community health care providers/stakeholders may require WJS employees to be vaccinated in order to be able to enter establishments while supporting WJS individuals/clients in service.

*** 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 individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury, developmental delay, Tourette's, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, mental health concerns.
• Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehab, or equivalent
• Demonstrated skills in 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.
• 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)

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