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WJS Canada - Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Part time - weekends)

Sep 16, 2019

Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Part time - weekends) - Job ID J0919-0265

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Part time - weekends)
Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 16
Scheduled Days Each Week: Saturday,Sunday
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $18.0900 - $21.0000 /Hour
Closing Date: 24/09/2019


The Program Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or traumatic head injury that occurs after birth. The long-term effects of brain injury are difficult to predict, vary for each person and range from mild to profound. The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program helps adults with acquired brain injuries progress toward the fullest recovery and independence possible.

This program is a 24 hour support home for a male with an Acquired brain injury.

The Position 

The Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker provides weekend support (Saturdays & Sundays) to a male with an Acquired Brain Injury in his own home. You will support the individual with daily hygiene and community participation, as well as, provide physical, behavioural, emotional and social supports/supervision. This position reports to an assigned Team Leader.

Drawing upon your specialized training, you will use the “tell-show-do” method and positive reinforcement to support the client to acquire/reacquire life skills and competencies in: life skills; job coaching; cognitive retraining; memory aids; self-help, etc.

Saturdays and Sundays 11pm to 7am (3 hours sleep at $15/hr rate)

In Your Role You Will
• Implement person-centered plans designed to provide instruction, guidance and assistance in a helpful and supportive manner
• Support individual with their personal life planning and goal setting and achievement.
• Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills, assisting with direct care of individual when required.
• Maximize participation/inclusion at home and in the community and minimize risks in the client`s physical, social and recreational environments .
• Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
• Work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
• 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.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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
• Two (2) years experience working with individuals with a traumatic or acquired brain injury to regain their independence.
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, WJS will consider providing training)
• MUST HAVE - Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; reliable vehicle, clean driver’s abstract and adequate insurance
• Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
• Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
• Clear Criminal Record and Child Welfare Intervention Check
• CPR/First Aid & Abuse Protocol training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention training

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support 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. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit

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.


  • ABI - 2 year(s)
  • Brain Injury - 2 year(s)
  • Adults With Developmental Disabilities - 2 year(s)
  • Brain Basics
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Community Support Worker
  • CPR
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disability Support
  • Inclusion
  • Individualized program planning
  • Life Skills
  • NVCI
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma

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