Job Posting 99544

Sleep shift Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Westlock, Alberta
closes in 37 days (Sun, 31 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $18.80 - $22/Hour PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

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

 

The Program
Program # 336-31 Westlock Friendship House
In Westlock, the Diverse-abilities program assists persons with mental health concerns, and/or developmental disabilities to live in and actively participate in their community. WJS Canada staff work to improve quality of life by building communication and life skills, as well as, encouraging independence, self expression and creativity.

The Position
During overnight hours, the front-line sleep shift staff, sleeps at the person-served's home and ensures a consistent, healthy/safe environment. In the event of an emergent situation, sleep staff are available to provide immediate support in crisis situations and will be responsible for awake responsibilities.
4 shift on/ 4 shift off rotation (working 6:30pm to 8am)
***Awake hours are paid at regular rate. Sleep hours (11pm-7am) are paid at $16.50/hr***
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
Typical overnight shift may include:
• Awake hrs (~6:30pm - 11pm)- Assist individuals, according to functioning abilities, with hygiene, personal care and daily living & other nightly bed-time routine (personal hygiene, brushing teeth, etc.) ensuring a consistent, healthy and safe environment for persons in care.
• Overnight (sleep hrs; ~11pm-7am)- You will be provided a couch or bed within the residence and sleep hours are paid at minimum wage $16.50/hr. In the event of an emergent situation, sleep staff will be responsible for awake responsibilities to provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Awake hrs (~7am-8am) - day shift arrives, shift exchange

*** 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
• Two (2) years experience working with persons with a developmental disability or mental health diagnoses.
• Understanding of Dementia an asset
• 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
ALSO helpful, but will train if needed:
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• 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
We are a close-knit national social services agency, that provide 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. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits after 3 months employment
• 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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