Job Posting 90802

Awake Nights Disability Support Workers
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Edmonton, Alberta
closes in 23 days (Tue, 28 Feb)
full time  •  $20-$23/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Scheduled Hours: Awake Night Night shift: 8pm-8am on a two week rotation. Week 1: Mon,Tues,Fri,Sat and Sun Week 2: Wed and Thurs
Number of Positions: 2

The Program
New Program: Silverwood
Supports a 17-year-old male individual who who has developmental disability, autism and seizure disorder, who will be transitioning to PDD at age 18.
This is a complex needs behavior position as the individual can be verbally and physically aggressive and requires mental health supports and interventions through out all shifts.

The Position
Community Disability Support Workers (CDSW) provide high quality, personalized care, helping those we serve to overcome their challenges and develop their strengths. We ensure a full life by nurturing creativity, friendships and encouraging community inclusion.
Challenging behaviours can occur on a daily basis and therefore, only applicants with a minimum of 2 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities who have significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be considered for this position.

In Your Role You Will
• Support/supervise clients' complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities)
• Provide client-specific, individualized supports (IPP) in a consistent, healthy & safe environment
• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours on a daily basis. May be required to perform physical restraints (holds) on an individual to stop an individual from violent or destructive behaviours that place themselves or others at risk.
• Assist with household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community.
• Participate in vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
• Provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
• Connect the individual with their family, friends & community.
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.
• Use computer program to write objective daily reports and document notes & observations regarding the client

*** 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
• Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• High School Diploma. Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Social Work, Special Education or related field
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 2 years driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check (UPLOAD COPY IF AVAILABLE)
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
• Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB), Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

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