Disability Service Workers
WJS Canada - Vegreville, AB

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Job Summary:
The disability services worker (DSW), under supervision of his/her supervisor, facilitates and monitors education and development programs for purposes of providing individuals in service with physical, behavioural, emotional and social supports/supervision in residence and in the community. Disability service workers develop relationships and act as a liaison with the community, family members, guardians and employers. This position reports to the team leader.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Team Leader and following his/her direction as well as those of senior staff;
  • Actively participating in the program team;
  • Assisting in goal planning for the program;
  • Participating in monthly staff meetings and special meetings as requested by the Team Leader and/or senior staff;
  • Creating and assisting in ensuring positive interaction between the individual and community;
  • Presenting oneself as professional and courteous at all times;
  • Adhering to the Oath of Confidentiality
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of individual program plans;
  • Assisting individuals, according to functioning abilities, with hygiene and personal care and daily living skills;
  • Assisting in the coordination, implementation and supervision of vocational, recreational and leisure pursuits of individuals in care;
  • Observing, recording and reporting information pertinent to the individual’s programs;
  • Assisting with cooking, cleaning and general household maintenance of the residence;
  • Administering medication and First Aid as required by the individuals in care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Basic Skills training, min one years experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • A clear criminal record and Child Welfare Check
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to function in crisis and follow instructions
  • Ability to teach living/ vocational skills
  • Observation and assessment skills and a special interest or hobbies in arts, crafts, music, games and/or sports an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver license; Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol Training, Crisis Prevention Intervention, First Aid/CPR Certification, Restrictive Procedures Training.

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W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. -- also known as WJS Canada or just WJS -- contracts with governments across Canada to provide...