RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS 2021: Supportive Independent Living Worker (Female ONLY)

  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Deadline: July 12, 2021

Organization: WJS Canada
Job Title: Supportive Independent Living Worker (Female ONLY)
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 35 hrs/wk
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Hours depends on the needs of the client – may include days, evenings and weekends. 10hrs. non-complex support ($18-$21) and 25hrs. Complex support ($20-$23)
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $18.0000 – $23.0000 /Hour
Closing Date:


The Program
302-31 Edmonton Oak House

This Supportive Independent Living program provides 35 hours/week support for a young lady with mental health concerns and FASD, who uses a walker for mobility and is at risk for suicidal attempts/ideations.

The Position
**This position requires a female worker**
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

Preference for applicants with ASIST Suicide training, experience with de-escalation techniques and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with significant mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and/or trauma will be interviewed for this challenging position. Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.

*The $20.09 – $23.09/hr complex need rate is paid when directly working with complex needs clients. The regular rate of $18.00-$20.09 is paid for training/meetings/non-complex needs work. *

In Your Role You Will
• Support/supervise the client’s complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities); observing & documenting changes
• Assist the client in setting & achieving goals.
• Mentor/teach life skills including communication skills, coping with emotions and change, budgeting, household management, sexual health, boundaries and self care, relationships, self expression, social skills, coping tools, community awareness, personal safety, etc.
• Promote inclusion in community activities involving artistic, educational, recreational programming and participation in the volunteer sector.
• Link the client to other community support services aa needed.

*** 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
• Recent experience with clients who have attempted suicide or struggle with suicidal ideations.
• Two (2) years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns.
• Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehabilitation, or equivalent
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and vehicle is needed for this position
• Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
• Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
• Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing training)

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada provides social services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. We provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, offenders who wish to rejoin and contribute to their community and adults recovering from an acquired brain injury.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous employer-paid group health and dental benefits, vacation, etc. for full time employees

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


  • ABI – 2 year(s)
  • Brain Injury – 2 year(s)
  • Adults With Developmental Disabilities – 2 year(s)
  • Brain Basics
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Community Support Worker
  • CPR
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disability Support
  • Inclusion
  • Individualized program planning
  • Life Skills
  • NVCI
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma