Job Posting 91294

Night Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Barrhead, Alberta
closes in 28 days (Mon, 6 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $20.39+/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Barrhead, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 42 average
Scheduled Hours: 8pm to 8am 2-week rotation works every other weekend

The Program
336-43 Auto Alley - Barrhead
Auto Alley is a single staffed 24-hour Residential program supporting a single male with some behavioral challenges.
Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis therefore, only applicants with well-developed de-escalation techniques and high behaviours/complex needs skills will be interviewed.

The Position
* This is a temporary, full time position; you are welcome to apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada while filling this role. *
The Awake Nights DSW, will coach/teach daily living skills, encourage independence and reinforce strengths that are already in place. 'This position will include 4 sleep hours per shift (paid at $15/hr)
*Complex need rate ($20.39+/hr) paid when supporting complex needs clients. Regular rate ($17.39+) paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work.*
IMPORTANT - This is a pet- friendly, smoking residence -the client owns a cat and smokes cigarettes, therefore staff should have no allergies and be comfortable around cats.

In Your Role You Will
• Ensure a safe, consistent environment and provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Support/assist individuals basic needs, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills, etc. and achieving personal goals.
• Assist client with evening/morning tasks
• Deal with challenging behaviours that may occur daily.
• Medication administration or first aid, as needed.
• If necessary, drive individuals (in your own vehicle) to appointments, day programs, etc.
• For a complete list of responsibilities, request a job description

*** 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
• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• Ability to work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• Post secondary Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Social Work, Special Education, Health Care Aide, Personal Support Worker or related field
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 3 years Canadian driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
• Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Behaviour Management, Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

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

Our Employees Enjoy
• A fair and equitable wage.
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, after 3 months - 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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