Supportive Roommate: Living and Employment Opportunity
Inclusion - Calgary, AB

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We are looking for a supportive roommate for a 24-year-old woman who has mild developmental and mental challenges. She is very shy yet friendly, cooperative, and an easy to deal with person.
She is mostly independent too.
We can offer a fully furnished private room in a beautiful and brand new 2 bedroom apt. in a modern building in Inglewood.
Rent is $300.00/month (all included). Supportive roommate is also paid $2,500/month for the duties of supporting our family member as needed.

The Supportive Roommate will be responsible to assist our family member to pursue and fulfill her goal of living independently in a supportive environment. The time involved might take up to 3 hours/day.

The supportive roommate will be responsible for ensuring that our family member has safe and well-maintained home environment, as well as is helped to get involved in a variety of community oriented activities/events.
A responsible student would be a perfect match as no prior experience is necessary.

Key Responsibilities:
➢ Grocery shop occasionally and cook together when possible. Help plan healthy meals and cooking routines;
➢ Prompt in daily personal care routine as well as schedules and routines to follow around the house;
➢ Encourage and influence a healthy lifestyle by promoting healthy eating, recreation, prompting with exercise routines or/and getting involved in them together;
➢ Assist our family member to identify evening and weekend activities in the community, where she can connect with others (i.e. recreational clubs, volunteering, events).
➢ When necessary and possible be the conduit between the community group and individual to facilitate the individual’s meaningful participation in events.

Accountabilities:
1. Communication: Build strong and respectful relationships with the individual and their family. Communicate in a professional manner.
2. Confidentiality: maintain confidentiality at all times.
3. Interaction: Interact in a non-intrusive, image enhancing manner.
4. Safety: Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments. Taking action to minimize risks and maximize inclusion.
5. Documentation: Maintain any documentation as required by the family
6. Advocacy: Assist her to advocate for herself and advocate on her behalf when necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess:
➢ A belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate, and contribute to the community. Kindness is a bonus.
➢ Coaching skills – support the development of skills relating to management of home and social life.
➢ Knowledge of community resources available and ability to support the person’s participation and inclusion within their community.
➢ Reliable vehicle is a bonus, but not a must.
➢ Police clearance.

The successful candidate will be contacted by the family.
Names are not published for confidentiality reasons.
If you are interested in lending your skills and talents submit your resume or phone 403-852-5125


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Supportive Roommate: Living and Employment Opportunity