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Team Leader for the WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program

Sep 28, 2018


The Program
The WJS Acquired Brain Injury Program (contracted by WCB) provides 24 hr residential support and community supports to two males who sustained an acquired brain injury at work. Together, we help them overcome obstacles, set goals and help work towards achieving them. Goals might include daily living skills, medical/ heath care, independent living, developing natural supports in the community and managing finances. We help these individuals deal with mental health and addictions, problem solving, routine planning and memory loss.

The Position
The Team Lead 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
• Work a combination of days, evenings and weekends as required
• Some travel between programs (with in the city) may be required.
• 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
• Be available for on call rotation

*** 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
• 5+ years experience working with persons with complex needs or acquired brain injury.
• 2 years supervisory experience
• Diploma in Disabilities Studies, Degree in related Social Sciences, Human Services, Special Education, etc.
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification training ( if necessary, WJS will consider providing training)at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
• Experience writing and implementing program plans and goals is an asset
• Must have valid class 5 driver license, clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• 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 with multiple persons served, as well as, with staffing teams – with and without direct supervision
• Be calm, confident, patient; Follow instructions, and function in a crisis
• Self motivates, motivates others and is a positive role model.
• Lift and transfer individuals in service

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.


  • Developmental Disabilities - 5 year(s)
  • Supervisor - 2 year(s)
  • Complex Needs
  • Disability Practitioner
  • Disability Support
  • Performance Management
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Supervisor
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma

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