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Competition Number:
344-32 The Herd
Job Number:
J0622-1446
Job Title:
Disability Support Worker (20hrs/wk, mainly Mon-Fri days)
Job Type:
Temporary, Part-Time
City:
Slave Lake
Province / State:
Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week:
20+
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Varies
Scheduled Hours:
Primarily Mon - Fri days, but can vary as needed to meet person-served needs
Number Of Positions:
1
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Lisa LaForge - Program Director
Compensation:
$19.72 - $21.30/Hour

The Program

344-32 The Herd

WJS Canada operates several community living programs in the town of Slave Lake 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. Our passion is to improve all aspects of a person`s life by focusing on the individuals and their progress. We encourage daily independence and self-sufficiency together with community inclusion.

Slave Lake is a small town in northern Alberta about 200 km northwest of Edmonton and a similar distance southwest of Fort McMurray. It is located on the southeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake.

The Position

** This is a full time, temporary position until; July 2023. You are welcome to apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada while filling this role.**

The Disability Services Worker (DSW), provides individuals in residential service with physical, behavioural, emotional and social supports/supervision both in the residence and the community. Disability Service Workers develop relationships and act as a liaison with the community, family members and guardians. This position reports to the team leader.

In Your Role You Will

• Assist and support individuals with developing and achieving personal goals.
• Ensure individuals basic needs are met, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills.
• Observe/document physical, developmental and psychological needs of individuals in service.
• Assist with day to day operation and maintenance of the residence/program facility (May include food preparation, cleaning, and/or assisting the person in service with the completion of these tasks, etc.)
• Participate and supports planning as well as safe transportation of individuals to vocational, recreational, leisure activities and encourages opportunities for social interaction within communities.
• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Further develops skills and knowledge within human practice fields.
• Communicates/documents information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes to peers, ministry representatives and other stakeholders as required.

*** 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

• One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities .
• Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• 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.

What WJS Canada does

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

Our Employees Enjoy

• Financial reward for New Hire/Employee referrals
• A fair and equitable wage.
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
• Flexible hours

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.