WJS Canada's therapeutic group homes provide long-term support to individuals with diverse abilities who may display high-intensity behaviors, self-harming, complicated by substance abuse or a mental health diagnosis.Individual support plans are jointly developed with the individual (&/or their family/guardian) to meet their emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and help them develop socially acceptable behaviours and make connections in their communities.Join our dedicated social services team, to mentor these individuals to develop their unique strengths and encourage independence.
*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.*Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, only applicants with ASIST Suicide training, experience with NVCI and de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, high behaviors and/or trauma will be interviewed for this position.Casual/On Call staff will be contacted to work a variety of shifts (based on availability) to cover staff illness, LOA, vacation etc. in 24-hr/7 programs in Barrhead or Westlock, Alberta.
• Independently work with client(s) towards achieving the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan (ISP); encouraging them during setbacks and celebrating successes with them.• Support/supervise complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities)• Use de-escalation techniques to deal with challenging behaviours.• Assist client in developing life skills within the home including household chores (meal prep, cleaning, etc.) in a consistent, healthy & safe environment and their community.• Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries• Drive person in care (in your own or company vehicle), accompany to appointments and supervise/participate with the client in recreational and community activities.• Request a job description for full duties and responsibilities.
*** 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 aggression/violence• MUST HAVE 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma. • High School Diploma. Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Social Work, Special Education or related field• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 2 years driving experience) with clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle• Clear criminal record check & social services involvement check (UPLOAD COPY IF AVAILABLE)• 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
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, respectful and caring team environment• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development• 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.