WJS Canada provides social service supports to youth or adults facing challenges through a personalized, trauma-informed approach to care, in an environment of cultural respect and support. Our committed social services team mentor persons served to develop their unique strengths, encourage independence and community inclusion/participation.
For individuals supported by WJS services, we tailor behavioural support plans to meet their emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.
In Your Role You Will
- Instruct, guide and support the client with life skills, behaviour management and community inclusion in a helpful and supportive manner
- Support individuals with their personal life planning and goal setting and achievement.
- Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills.
- Maximize participation/inclusion at home and in the community.
- Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
- Work with minimal supervision
- Solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions as a team.
- Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
- Collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
- Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
- Maintain required documentation.
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.
Preference will be given to mature, physically fit and highly skilled applicants with significant experience in Disability Services & challenging behaviours, as the clients we support often have behavioural or mental health disorders, such as, developmental delays, FASD, Psychosis NOS, Substance Use Disorder, ADHD, emotional trauma, high risk behaviors and substance use.
Possible behaviors of concern may include:
depression, low frustration tolerance, anger, impulsivity, lack of focus, history of cutting, substance abuse (meth/pot), mental health aggravated by substance abuse, domestic violence, shoplifting, verbal/physical aggression.
We are currently hiring:
Community Disability Support Workers – also referred to as Child and Youth Worker, Social Services Workers, Residential Workers.
Casual/On Call staff will be contacted to work a variety of roles and shifts (based on availability) to cover staff illness, LOA, vacation etc. in 24-hr programs across Edmonton.
Criminal Record Check/Ministry Check Statement
*** 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
- Only those applicants with a minimum 2+ years experience working with persons with aggressive behaviours & significant mental health concerns will be considered for this challenging position
- Prefer a Certificate, Diploma or Degree – Disability Service Worker, Special Education or related field; Grade 12 Diploma minimum requirement;
- Personal care/hygiene experience.
- Valid class 5 driver license (not GDL – no restrictions) 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)
- Work well in an environment with potential for aggression/violence; physical intervention skills an asset
- Training in Abuse Protocol, Medication Administration, Proactive Procedures & Behavioural Strategies, Crisis Prevention Intervention
- Confident & able to function in a crisis
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 again COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to confirmed employment.
What WJS Canada does
WJS 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 support
Our Employees Enjoy
- Safe, supportive and caring team environment
- Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
- Flexible hours
- Ability to apply for other permanent, full or part time career opportunities with WJS Canada
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.