Job Posting 91546

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Vegreville, Alberta
closes in 8 days (Fri, 31 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $20+/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Scheduled Hours: Various 8 hr shifts & Various days


The Program
As a Community Disability Support Worker, you will encourage independence and community integration skills such as accessing community services through vocational, recreational, leisure activities.
NOTE* CUPE union membership required

The Position
You will travel to - Vegreville, Bruderheim, Two Hills and Innisfree, in your own vehicle, to meet clients in their home &/or community. Mileage will be reimbursed according to WJS policy.
Together with the clients, you will set goals, identify challenges and celebrate successes; focusing on building independence, positive self esteem, employability and community citizenship.
The successful candidate will also be cross-trained to work with clients in 24hr Complex Needs residential homes in Vegreville.
* This is a Temporary Full time position; you are welcome to apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada while filling this role.
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behavior and needs of the persons served.

In Your Role You Will
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community.
• Work with persons served to set career goals and obtain suitable employment.
• Model & encourage socially acceptable behaviors, good citizenship and life skills.
• Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
• Use computer program to write objective daily reports.
• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with behaviours and/or provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Connect the individual with their family, friends & community.
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.

*** 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
• Grade 12 High School Diploma
• Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent preferred
• One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities & complex needs.
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• 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
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.

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