Job Posting 91964

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Bonnyville, Alberta
closes in 5 days (Fri, 31 Mar)
full time  •  $18.70+/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Hours: 2 week rotation Week#1: Sun, Wed and Thurs 9-7pm Week# 2: Fri and Sat 9-7pm

The Program
WJS Canada Disability Supports helps people with diverse abilities become  active in their communities and reach the highest possible levels of independence.
Services we offer include:
• Community-based homes and residential care
• Independent living and family support services
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

The Position
Support individuals with diverse abilities, including FASD, developmental disabilities, Autism &/or mental health concerns, as much as possible to achieve and maintain their independence, reach goals, support their strengths and be active in their community.
We also provide support for individuals transitioning into independent living and away from group care or the family home. This includes training in home management, life skills, problem solving, budgeting and much more.
*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
• Assist clients in developing personal goals and supports them in working to achieving them.
• Ensures individuals basic needs are met, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills.
• Assist with day to day operation and maintenance of the residence/program facility (May include food preparation, cleaning, and/or assisting the person in service with the completion of these tasks, etc.)
• Participate and support planning as well as safe transportation of individuals to vocational, recreational, leisure activities and encourages opportunities for social interaction within communities.
• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Observe/document physical, developmental and psychological needs of individuals in service.
** Internal applicants must successfully complete their probationary period prior to applying

*** 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
• 1 year related experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or in healthcare, as a Healthcare Aide, Personal Support Worker, etc.
• Minimum Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• 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
• Nice to have - Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, provides 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.

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.
• Staff training and employee development.

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