338-31 Bonnyville Cedar House WJS Canada operates several community living programs in Bonnyville to support people with developmental disabilities in becoming active, empowered and involved in their community regardless of the challenges they face - developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, FASD, autism, and dual diagnosis.
**This position requires a female worker** WJS is hiring a qualified Support Worker to support 3 ladies with developmental disabilities (including non-verbal Down's Syndrome) within their home and community. Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.
• Support clients with developing and achieving personal goals, recreational or volunteer activities, household tasks.• Assist the person in service with daily tasks at the residence/program facility (May include food preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.) • Encourage opportunities for social interaction within the community (vocational, recreational, leisure activities) • Drive individuals (in your own vehicle - mileage reimbursed) to appointments, day programs, community events, etc.• Ensure individuals basic needs are met, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills, medical and social/occupational skills.• Observe/document needs of individuals in service.• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.• Communicate/document information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes to peers, ministry representatives and other stakeholders as required.COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hiring.
*** 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.
• Work well in an environment with potential for verbal/physical aggression.• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with an individual with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours, addictions and/or trauma. • Grade 12 Diploma or GED acceptable• Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Social Service Worker, Education Assistant, Behaviour Interventionist, Personal Support Work, Health Care Aide, Nursing, LPN, etc.• Must have a valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation• Clear criminal record check and social services involvement check • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility 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.• 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.
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
• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment• Professional development opportunities and job-related training • Flexible hours
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.