Scheduled Hours: Rotation and shift times to be determined based on person served needs Position will include working some weekends, with shift times being a potential combination of days, evening, &/or overnights.
Number of Positions: 2
344-32 The Herd
This Supportive Independent Living program encourages persons with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, further develop their unique strengths and enjoy community integration through social, recreational and community activities.
Supports will be given in a private area of the home (basement suite) to help the client to maximize their independence and further develop their unique strengths.
Hiring 2 part time (20 hrs/wk) or 1 full-time (40 hr/wk) Disability Support Worker
The Disability Service Worker will support a young adult to gain independent living skills, including assistance with daily living activities (meal preparation, household chores, laundry, etc.) and community access (accessing transportation to educational, recreation and community programs/events). They Supportive Independent Living worker also, mentors and advocates for the client and empowers them to be self reliant and confident.
Ideally, the candidate will support the person-served with accessing the swimming pool and have some sewing skills.
In Your Role You Will
Hours and rotation may vary based on needs of the person served.
• Mentor and 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.
• Assist the client in setting & achieving goals, support them during setbacks and celebrate their successes.
• Link the client to community support services
• Assist individual with daily living skills - such as preparing meals, household chores.
• Drive person in care (in your own vehicle) and supervise/participate with the client in recreational, leisure, vocational (training/employment) activities in the community.
• Assist individual with behavioural, emotional and social needs/skills
• Administer medication, first aid if/when necessary.
*** 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
• Experience working with developmental disability or mental illness: 2 years
• High School Diploma. Ideally, post secondary education in a related human services field
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Skills in coaching/assisting individuals in life skills, anger management, daily chores, self help & problem solving, etc.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills - as all files are electronic
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, provides community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence.
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.