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 liaison with the community, family members, guardians and employers. This position reports to the team leader
- Completing time sheets, time off request forms, statutory holiday and sick time forms within assigned time frames;
- 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;
- Performing all program activities in accordance with policies, procedures and guidelines set by WJS Group, WJS Alberta, program specific policies, PDD and/or Children Services (if applicable), and accreditation and core standards government services;
- Adhering to ethical standards set out by WJS Alberta, and if applicable, the respective professional association.
- 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.
- 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 work well in a team setting as well as without direct supervision
- 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.