The Community Living Outreach (Career & Lifestyle) program provides opportunities for an adult with developmental disabilities to participate in the community and enjoy a range of leisure activities. Day services are a community-based mix of employment preparation and community involvement. The individual in care is coached in life and coping skills and acquire the tools they need to enjoy life. Activities and programs are both community and home based. Volunteer, health, safety education and other activities enhance quality of life and grow independence. Clients receive support in: Engaging the community: self-help and self-care skills; developing the ability to interact with others, making ones needs known and responding to instructions; community integration skills such as accessing community services. Guiding Career Development: job coaching and placement supports. WJS Staff focus on self-sufficiency and positive self esteem by working closely with community employers and service groups to match employees with employers.
This position supports an independent man with accessing employment and community activities.
Provides instruction, guidance and assistance in a helpful and supportive manner. Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a private home setting Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills or assist with direct care of individuals, as required. Be aware of the individuals physical, social and recreational environments, taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion. Assist individual in participating in a meaningful way in their personal life planning and definition of personal goals. Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community). Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures. Participates in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns. Maintains required documentation.
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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.
One (1) years experience working with persons with a developmental disability Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehab, or equivalent Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc. Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards. Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions. Display sound judgment and best practice methodology. Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service. Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training) Non Violent Crisis Intervention training Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services & career opportunities, visit www.wjscanda.com
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.