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WJS - Complex Needs Disability Support Workers

Jul 07, 2020
WJS Canada Job Posting Alert: Complex Needs Disability Support Workers (12 hr shifts, 3 on/3 off) - Slave Lake - Job ID J0620-0884
Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Complex Needs Disability Support Workers (12 hr shifts, 3 on/3 off) - Slave Lake
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 32-40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Varies
Scheduled Hours: Shifts are from 7:00am-7:00pm and will consist working days, weekends and holidays. Rotation will be 3 days on and 3 days off.
Number of Positions: 2
Compensation: $22.7200 - $24.3000 /Hour
Closing Date:

The Program
WJS Canada is hiring highly qualified two (2) Disability Support Workers for a NEW residential home in Slave Lake to support/supervise individuals with complex needs and developmental disabilities.
The Position
As a Complex Needs Disability Support Worker, you will use your extensive knowledge and experience with disabilities, to identify issues, set goals and celebrate success. Each day you will coach individuals with behavior, emotional or physical challenges, teach daily living and good citizenship skills, encourage independence, reinforce strengths that are already in place and offer support within the home and around the community.
In Your Role You Will
• Assist and support individual with developing and achieving personal goals.
• Teach and encourage independent life skills i.e., hygiene (bathing, toileting, dental care, etc.), provide or prompt/model personal care, life skills and social/occupational skills.
• Daily household tasks at the residence/program facility (May include food preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc.)
• Encourage social interaction within the community (vocational, recreational, leisure activities)
• Drive individual to appointments, day programs, community events, etc..
• Contribute toward design, implementation and evaluation of individual service plans, program specific policies & procedures.
• Communicate/document information that relates to program changes/service recipient changes to peers, ministry representatives and other stakeholders as required.
• Observe/document needs of individuals in service.

*** 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 applicants with a minimum of 1 year experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities and complex needs will be considered for this position, which pays an additional $3/hr to the regular wage of $19.72 - $21.30/hr.***

• Minimum Grade 12 or Diploma/Degree in Disabilities Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Special Education or equivalent
• One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities & complex needs.
• MANDATORY - A valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• Clear criminal record check and social services involvement check
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada offers customized social services supports and programs to individuals with the following disabilities:
- Developmental
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome
- Autism

Our goals are to help individuals become independent, improve their lives and develop life skills. We meet these goals by focusing on each individual's strengths. Our programs include:
- Self-help skills training
- Community Living
- Home Living Options
- Behavioural consultation

Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.



  • Adults With Developmental Disabilities - 3 year(s)
  • Developmental Disabilities - 3 year(s)
  • Disability Support - 3 year(s)
  • Group Home - 3 year(s)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelors- Other
  • BSW
  • Community Living
  • Community Support Worker
  • Complex Needs
  • Education Assistant
  • Health Care Aide
  • Inclusion
  • Individualized program planning
  • Life Skills
  • Personal Support Work
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma
  • Special Needs
  • Supported Independent Living


To apply click on the link below: