Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Community Support Worker
Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Community Support Worker (30 hrs/wk) - Job ID J1218-0016
Organization: WJS Canada
Job Title: Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Community Support Worker (30 hrs/wk)
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: must be available to work flexible hours.
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $21.0000 - $27.5000 /Hour
Closing Date: 17/12/2018
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 is helps adults with acquired brain injuries progress toward the fullest recovery and independence possible.
The Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Community Support Worker is responsible for ensuring that the persons we serve, receive quality physical, behavioural and emotional supports. This is achieved through commitment 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.
Travel will be required within Edmonton and the surrounding areas ie Leduc, Spruce Grove Sherwood Park etc.
Schedule flexibility is required; evening/weekend work will be required in order to support clients when they require it most.
In Your Role You Will:
- Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a private home setting to develop define and achieve personal goals (including personal home living skills)
- Instruct, guide, assist and model socially appropriate skills and behaviours.
- Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion.
- Assist individual in participating in a meaningful way in their personal life planning and .
- Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
- Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
- Ensure comprehensive and accurate recording and reporting of information (e.g. daily logs, incidents reports)
*** 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:
- 2 years experience working with persons with complex needs or acquired brain injury within the community.
- Diploma in Disabilities Studies, Degree in related Social Sciences, Human Services, Special Education, etc.
- Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
- Able to collect information; prepare maintain, edit, and organize correspondence, Individual service plans, and progress reports; maintain files according to agency, ministry and accreditation standards.
- Able to work with minimal supervision on an interdisciplinary team and cooperate with team members to solve problems, resolve conflicts and make decisions.
- Display sound judgment and best practice methodology.
- Committed to philosophies and principles of community based living for individuals in service.
- Good computer skills are required as all files are electronic
- Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
- CPR/First Aid ( if necessary, will consider providing training)
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
- Abuse Protocol training (if necessary, will consider providing 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 www.wjscanada.com
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: www.wjscanada.com
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.
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