Community Disability Support Worker – Relief Staff

Edmonton

Casual

Closing Date: When successful candidate is hired
Start Date: ASAP

Edmonton

Casual

Community Disability Support Worker – Relief Staff

Closing Date: When successful candidate is hired
Start Date: ASAP

Connect Society’s Community Living Support Services Program (CLSS) is currently seeking disability support workers to fill casual/relief positions within our residential support home.

 

OVERVIEW

Connect Society’s CLSS program provides residential supports to adults who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and have a developmental disability.

 Connect Society’s Guiding Principles:

  • Every individual is unique and valued for their diverse talents, attributes and abilities in all aspects of life.
  • The ability to communicate fully is essential to all aspects of living.
  • Individuals must have access to the communication mode that best facilitates and enhances their full participation in community life.
  • We strive to empower people to access the supports they require to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of community life and fulfill their aspirations.
  • Through our collective efforts, the general community recognizes its responsibility to ensure all aspects of community life are accessible and equitable to all community members.
  • Through healthy and strong relationships, we work together to achieve success.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Diploma/Degree in Rehabilitation or Human Services Studies
  • American Sign Language skills Level 2 or above

Experience:

  • The equivalent of basic secondary school education (grade 12) supported by Basic Skills Training will be considered with preference given to candidates with some specialized training or demonstrated successful experience in social services, personal care or human services setting.

Knowledge/Training specific:

  • Understanding of relevant policies, procedures, regulations, Acts and protocols (eg. organizational policies and procedures, Abuse Prevention & Response Protocol, Protection of Persons in Care Act)
  • Basic First Aid and CPR training, and possibly other specific training (Crisis Prevention/Intervention, Abuse Protocol, medication administration, etc)
  • Knowledge of basic household skills such as food safety, basic financial management and budgeting, household hazards, etc.
  • Possess observation and critical thinking skills to enable understanding and coaching about individual options and opportunities, and potential support/intervention requirements (eg. direct intervention, advocacy, discussion/collaboration, mentoring/coaching, etc.)
  • Basic coaching and mentoring skills, employing various approaches
  • Well-developed nonverbal and ASL/verbal skills relative to individual communication, as well as communication with and among others in the individual’s life (family, guardian, other service/support providers, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.

Aptitude and Attitude:

  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define their life choices, and pursue active inclusion/involvement in the community
  • An understanding of the challenges, opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities; plus, demonstrated cultural and ethnic sensitivity, and an awareness of workplace etiquette

The successful candidates will need to complete a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Search

*ONLY CANDIDATES WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WILL BE CONSIDERED*

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and the individuals accessing Agency services and supports, we are now requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires who join us. Those hired should be prepared to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Hours

This is a casual/relief position and flexibility is required

Compensation

  • A competitive starting salary based on your skills and experience
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of your personal and professional development goals

Email resume to:

Kelly Ilkiw, Program Manager

email: kilkiw@connectsociety.org

Connect Society helps Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, adults and their families become full participants in society. Our family focused approach supports our clients so they can fulfill their goals and achieve success.

Connect Society’s Community Living Support Services Program (CLSS) is currently seeking disability support workers to fill casual/relief positions within our residential support home.

 

OVERVIEW

Connect Society’s CLSS program provides residential supports to adults who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and have a developmental disability.

 Connect Society’s Guiding Principles:

  • Every individual is unique and valued for their diverse talents, attributes and abilities in all aspects of life.
  • The ability to communicate fully is essential to all aspects of living.
  • Individuals must have access to the communication mode that best facilitates and enhances their full participation in community life.
  • We strive to empower people to access the supports they require to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of community life and fulfill their aspirations.
  • Through our collective efforts, the general community recognizes its responsibility to ensure all aspects of community life are accessible and equitable to all community members.
  • Through healthy and strong relationships, we work together to achieve success.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Diploma/Degree in Rehabilitation or Human Services Studies
  • American Sign Language skills Level 2 or above

Experience:

  • The equivalent of basic secondary school education (grade 12) supported by Basic Skills Training will be considered with preference given to candidates with some specialized training or demonstrated successful experience in social services, personal care or human services setting.

Knowledge/Training specific:

  • Understanding of relevant policies, procedures, regulations, Acts and protocols (eg. organizational policies and procedures, Abuse Prevention & Response Protocol, Protection of Persons in Care Act)
  • Basic First Aid and CPR training, and possibly other specific training (Crisis Prevention/Intervention, Abuse Protocol, medication administration, etc)
  • Knowledge of basic household skills such as food safety, basic financial management and budgeting, household hazards, etc.
  • Possess observation and critical thinking skills to enable understanding and coaching about individual options and opportunities, and potential support/intervention requirements (eg. direct intervention, advocacy, discussion/collaboration, mentoring/coaching, etc.)
  • Basic coaching and mentoring skills, employing various approaches
  • Well-developed nonverbal and ASL/verbal skills relative to individual communication, as well as communication with and among others in the individual’s life (family, guardian, other service/support providers, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.

Aptitude and Attitude:

  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define their life choices, and pursue active inclusion/involvement in the community
  • An understanding of the challenges, opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities; plus, demonstrated cultural and ethnic sensitivity, and an awareness of workplace etiquette

The successful candidates will need to complete a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Search

*ONLY CANDIDATES WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WILL BE CONSIDERED*

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and the individuals accessing Agency services and supports, we are now requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires who join us. Those hired should be prepared to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Hours

This is a casual/relief position and flexibility is required

Compensation

  • A competitive starting salary based on your skills and experience
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of your personal and professional development goals

Please send resume to this email:

Kelly Ilkiw, Program Manager

email: kilkiw@connectsociety.org

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