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Competition Number:
304-34 Fourplex
Job Number:
Job Title:
Disability Services Worker (Part-time; Noon-8pm) - Vegreville, Alberta
Job Type:
Permanent, Part-Time
Province / State:
Hours of Work Per Week:
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
12:00-20:00 per shift, rotating schedule.
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Karima Ewig - Team Leader
$20.09 - $23.00/Hour

The Program

304-34 Vegreville Fouplex, in Vegreville, Alberta, this program is a lifetime home for young men with complex, high behaviours, living with developmental disabilities and other mental health challenges .

WJS Canada staff encourage these individuals to live a full life with personalized care that maximizes independence, supports unique strengths and qualities, and encourages community involvement.

The Position

Challenging behaviours will occur on a daily basis and therefore, only applicants with a minimum of 2 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities who have significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be considered for this position.

As a Complex Behaviours Disability Support Worker, you will coach individuals with behavior, emotional or physical challenges, teach daily living and good citizenship skills, encourage independence, reinforce strengths that are already in place and offer support within the residence and community.

*The $20.09 - $23.09/hr complex need rate is paid when directly working with complex needs clients. The regular rate of $17.09-$20.09 is paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work.*

NOTE* CUPE union membership required

In Your Role You Will

• Support/supervise clients' complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities)
• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours. May be required to perform physical restraints (holds) on an individual to stop an individual from violent or destructive behaviours that place themselves or others at risk.
• Assist/support individuals to develop and achieve personal goals.
• Ensure individuals basic needs are met, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills.
• Assist with household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.)
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community.
• Provide immediate support in crisis situations.
• Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.
• Connect the individual with their family, friends & community.
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.
• Use computer program to write objective daily reports and document notes & observations regarding the client

*** 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

• Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence
• Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education, LPN, Healthcare Aide, Nursing, etc
• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma.
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Current First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification (NVCI or CPI)
• Training in Trauma Informed Practice, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB), Conflict Resolution, Food Safe
• Confident & able to function in a crisis

What WJS Canada does

• Community-based homes and residential care
• Independent living and family support services
• Day programs, community inclusion
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

Our Employees Enjoy

- Training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction.
- Respect employees' work-life balance through flexible hours.
- Employee Assistance, wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

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.