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WJS - Team Lead - Disability Support

Jul 07, 2020
WJS Canada Job Posting Alert: Team Lead - Disability Support - Slave Lake, Alberta - Job ID J0620-0880
Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Team Lead - Disability Support - Slave Lake, Alberta
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30- 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Schedule to be developed to include 8 hours supervision/office time Supervise complex needs programs(s)
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $25.4400 - $28.5800 /Hour
Closing Date:

The Program
The WJS Canada Community Disability Services program in Slave Lake, Alberta helps people with developmental disabilities and complex needs become active and involved in their communities through supported independent and semi independent living programs. In our passion to improve lives and develop life skills, we encourage inclusion and participation through community living and life skill coaching, career development and family support.

Slave Lake (pop. 6,651) is a town located 250 km (2.5 hrs) northwest of Edmonton.
The Position
The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that the persons with complex needs we serve, receive quality physical, behavioural and emotional supports. This is achieved through hiring and scheduling staff that are trained and committed to delivering service excellence; developing and monitoring Individual Service Plans, and working directly with the persons served and their families/care teams to develop a safe/goal-oriented program. The Team Leader reports to the Program Director.
In Your Role You Will
• Manage the day to day operation of the programs (facilities, equipment and staffing)
• Schedule, supervise, orient/train and evaluate residential staff
• Ensure comprehensive and accurate recording and reporting of information (e.g. daily logs, incidents reports)
• Approve time sheets and related payroll documents
• Consult the Program Manager in implementing performance improvement plans and as necessary, discipline of staff
• Participate on the assessment/treatment teams for the admission, assessment & placement of individuals referred for service
• Assist the Program Manager with the coordination of case conferences
• Participate on the behaviour review committee

*** 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
• Diploma in Disabilities Studies, Degree in related Social Sciences, Human Services, Special Education, etc.
• A minimum of 5 years experience providing residential service to persons with developmental disabilities and complex needs AND at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
• Knowledge of developmental disabilities; augmented by specialized training
• Experience writing and implementing program plans and goals is an asset
• Must have valid class 5 driver license with clear driving abstract and must have reliable transportation
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Clear criminal record check and child welfare check
• Ability to meet the requirements of service Agreement of individual(s) in service
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Work well in an environment with potential for violence in the workplace; physical intervention skills an asset
• Work with multiple persons served, as well as, with staffing teams – with and without direct supervision
• Follow instructions, and function in a crisis
• Be calm, confident, patient, self motivates and motivates others and is a positive role model.
• Lift and transfer individuals in service
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada’s mission is ‘We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support’. The social supports we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages (for staff 30+hrs/wk) including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life, 2 weeks annual vacation to start and more!
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 - 5 year(s)
  • Key Worker - 2 year(s)
  • Management  - 2 year(s)
  • Team Lead - 2 year(s)
  • Performance Management - 2 year(s)
  • Program Coordinator - 2 year(s)
  • Program Manager - 2 year(s)
  • Program Supervisor - 2 year(s)
  • Supervisor - 2 year(s)
  • Alberta College of Social Workers


To apply click on the link below: