RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Complex Behaviours Community Support Worker (Female only)

  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Deadline: November 23, 2021

WJS Canada Job Posting Alert: Complex Behaviours Community Support Worker (Female only) – Job ID J1121-0450

Organization: WJS Canada Job Title: Complex Behaviours Community Support Worker (Female only) Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Hours of Work Per Week: 40hrs/wkScheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,SundayScheduled Hours: Day shift 7:00am-3:00pm Number of Positions: 1Compensation: $20.0000 – $23.0000 /HourClosing Date:


The Program302-37 Edmonton Argan HouseWJS Canada is hiring highly qualified Community Support Worker to work 1:1 (one on one) with a young lady with complex behaviours and mental health concerns, who uses a walker for mobility and is at risk for suicidal attempts/ideations.

The Position**This position requires a female worker** Client has challenges establishing healthy boundaries with family & friends. Working from a harm reduction and holistic approach, the Community Support Worker (CSW) will work one on one with the client on ISP goals and life skills development, including money management, as well as to model healthy relationships. Challenging behaviours may occur on a daily basis, therefore, only 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, high behaviours and/or trauma will be interviewed for this position. Please provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role.* The $20.09 – $23.09/hr rate is the regular wage of $17.09 – $20.09/r plus the $3/hr complex needs rate*Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: This is a gender-specific position based upon the behaviour and needs of the persons served.

In Your Role You Will• Be motivated to work independently with the client towards achieving the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan (ISP); encouraging them during setbacks and celebrating successes with them. • Model healthy relationships and setting boundaries• Support/supervise complex behavioural, emotional and social needs/development (in the residence & during community activities); observing & documenting changes • 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.• Connect the individual with their family, friends & community and encourage healthy relationship building. • Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) within the community and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment)activities. • May be required to perform physical restraints (holds) on an individual to stop an individual from violent or destructive behaviours if risk to themselves or others.• Assist in the design, implementation & evaluation of ISPs, program specific policies & procedures.• Use computer program to write objective daily reports.• Provide immediate support in crisis situations.• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.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.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess• 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. • Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Special Education or related field; Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement;• Valid class 5 driver license (or GDL and 3 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 Harm Reduction, Addictions, Trauma Informed Practice, Complex Needs, Behaviour Management.• Confident & able to function in a crisis

What WJS Canada doesWJS 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 supportOur Employees Enjoy• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment• Professional development opportunities and job-related training • Flexible hours

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  • Addictions – 2 year(s)
  • Community Living – 2 year(s)
  • Complex Needs – 2 year(s)
  • FASD – 2 year(s)
  • Harm Reduction – 2 year(s)
  • Suicide Intervention – 2 year(s)
  • Supported Independent Living – 2 year(s)
  • Developmental Disabilities – 2 year(s)
  • Disability Support – 2 year(s)
  • Abuse protocol
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Correctional Services
  • Mandt
  • Mental Health
  • NVCI
  • Social Service Worker Diploma