Job Posting 97863

Community Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 4 days (Fri, 15 Dec)
full time  •  $18.80/hr ($19.60/hr at 6 mths, $20.40/hr after 1 yr employment)

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Westlock, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30+
Scheduled Hours: 8am-6pm 4 day rotation 4 on 4 off


The Program
336-41 Westlock Kitty House
IMPORTANT - The client owns a cat, therefore staff should have no allergies and be comfortable around cats.
WJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Westlock works to encourage persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to build on their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.

The Position
Following the individual care plans, the Disability Support Worker (DSW) supports persons with developmental disabilities, Autism, FASD, with anything from personal care to managing a complex behavior or life skills training for individuals transitioning into independent living and away from group care or the family home.

In Your Role You Will
Must be physically fit to assist with lifts and transfers
• Help individuals achieve and maintain their independence, support their strengths and encourage integration into the community.
• Model &/or when required, provide personal care i.e. grooming, dental care, bathing, toileting, etc.,
• Teach/assist the individual to complete daily household tasks (groceries, food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc.)
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health supports.
• Encourage participation and social interaction within the community (vocational, recreational, leisure activities)
• Drive individual in your own vehicle to appointments, day programs, community events, etc..
• Full job description available upon request

*** 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 be physically fit to assist with lifts and transfers
• Previous experience working with developmental disability or mental illness
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Skills in coaching/assisting individuals in life skills, anger management, daily chores, self help & problem solving, etc.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills - as all files are electronic
• CPR/First Aid & Abuse Protocol training
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
Not sure you meet the requirements? We may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience, so please apply.

What WJS Canada does
We are a 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 care.

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

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