Hours of Work Per Week: 16-32
Scheduled Hours: 10am - 6pm Wk 1 - Wed & Thurs Wk 2 - Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun
304-38 Vegreville Eiffel 65
One of several community living programs that WJS Canada operates in the town of Vegreville, to support people with developmental disabilities in becoming active, empowered and involved in their community regardless of the challenges they face - developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, FASD, autism, and dual diagnosis.
As a Complex Needs Disability Services Worker, you will use your extensive knowledge and experience with disabilities, to identify issues, set goals and celebrate success. Each day you will coach individuals with behavior, emotional or physical challenges, teach daily living and good citizenship skills, encourage independence, reinforce strengths that are already in place and offer support within community-based homes and around the community.
As challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, the complex need rate of $20.09+/hr reflects the requirement for additional supports/experience . The regular rate of $17.09-$20.09 is paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work.
In Your Role You Will
• Provide client-specific, individualized supports (IPP) in a consistent, healthy & safe environment
• Support/supervise clients' complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities)
• 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 previous experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• High School Diploma
• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 2 years 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, Managing Aggressive Behvaiour (UMAB), Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis
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