Job Posting 95026

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Westlock. Alberta
closes in 4 days (Sat, 30 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $22.10 - $23.70/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with premiums paid by employer

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Barrhead, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 48 hrs/wk
Scheduled Hours: Two week rotation working 4 shifts per week, including weekends, and evenings. Shift times 8am to 8pm or varied as needed


The Program
Disabilities program 336-43 Auto Alley, a residential home in Barrhead, supports/supervises individuals with challenging behaviours and developmental disabilities including: developmental delays, epilepsy, Disruptive Behavior Disorder and PTSD.

The Position
High behaviours occur daily, therefore, only applicants with experience supporting persons with verbal/aggressive behaviours, significant mental health concerns, and/or trauma will be considered for this position.
ALLERGY ALERT - Client smokes/vapes within residence
* This is a Temporary Full-time position to cover an absence of up to 1 year; you are welcome to apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada while filling this role.

In Your Role You Will
• 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.
• 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 along with client.
• 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
• 2+ years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• High School Diploma
• Valid class 5 driver license with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• MANDT Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification
• Confident & able to function in a crisis
NOTE: Not sure if you meet the requirements? We welcome you to still apply, as we may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience.

What WJS Canada does
We are a close-knit national social services agency, that provides community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes and increase self-esteem. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff, in 3 provinces, who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits • Regular wage increases at 6 months and 1 year employment.
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Best practices programming and innovative client care.

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