Hours of Work Per Week: 20hrs/wk
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: 20 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday afternoons as per schedule
Program 348-36 Ft McMurray Supported Independent Living Program
Supports for a young man with developmental disabilities who lives in his family home.
Some flexibility with these hours may be required upon client request.
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behavior and needs of the persons served.
We're looking for a compassionate individual to work one-on-one with persons-served to teach life skills, provide support for activities of daily living (household tasks, banking, etc.), transport the clients to various activities in the community and mentor/encourage them to independent success.
Duties include planning day program, attending activities of interest, teaching life and daily living skills.
Must be male and physically active. Good understanding of autism and nonverbal communication are an asset.
In Your Role You Will
• Mentor and teach life skills including communication, emotional regulation, budgeting, household management, sexual health, self care, relationships, and boundaries, self expression, community awareness, personal safety, etc.
• Promote community inclusion in artistic, educational, recreational and volunteer activities
• Link the client to community support services and employment coaching such as resume building or job searches.
*** 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 diploma
• Prefer Diploma in Disability Studies or related Social Sciences/Human Services or equivalent.
• Experience supporting persons with non-verbal autism
• 2 years related life skills experience
• Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license, Driver’s Abstract and own reliable vehicle.
• First Aid/CPR, Restrictive Procedures, Abuse Protocols, Non Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
What WJS Canada does
• Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide standard-setting service.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.
Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Regular wage increases at 6 months and 1 year employment.
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• 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.
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