Working in two programs: 336-36 Ray of Sunshine & 336-31 Friendship HouseWJS Canada's Community Disability Services team in Westlock encourages persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to further develop their strengths, further develop life skills, overcome barriers and become involved in their community.
The Community Disability Support Worker working 4 shifts on, 4 off rotation (shift time varies between 8am - 8pm or as scheduled), will use the “tell-show-do” method and positive reinforcement to support the client to acquire/reacquire competencies in: self-help; life skills; job coaching; cognitive retraining; memory aids, etc.Bona Fide Occupational Requirement:This a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.
• Implement person-centered plans • Help the individuals dream about possibilities, plan and achieve.• Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, sometimes hands on care is required.• Maximize participation/inclusion within home & community• Minimize risks in the client`s physical, social & recreational environments . • Model socially appropriate behaviours for the client & community.• Work with minimal supervision & cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.• Medication administration or first aid, as needed.• Collect/file information, prepare correspondence, ISPs, and progress reports according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.• Participate in shift exchanges & staff communication.
*** 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.
• 2 years experience working with persons with a developmental disability or mental health diagnoses.• High School Diploma• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance - as you will be required to drive to/from Edmonton to take persons served to medical appointments and other services.• 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
WJS helps people with developmental disabilities thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including: • Community-based homes and residential care • Supportive Independent living • Family support services, including respite care• Day programs, community involvement, employment • Behaviour, emotional and mental health support
• Safe, supportive and caring team environment • Training programs to ensure professional development and career development • Flexible hours • Generous benefit packages for full time employees including, employer paid extended health, dental, AD&D, Dependent Life Insurance.
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.