Community Support Work
Resicare Society of Calgary consists of a team of professionals who are dedicated and committed to providing comprehensive integrated and high quality support services to disabled individuals.
The Community Support Worker is an experienced direct support role in the field of disabilities. This position provides front line support to individuals with disabilities, as well as participating in assessments, person-centered planning and plan implementation
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Diploma or equivalent formal education in Rehabilitation Services, Social Sciences or related discipline. 2 year experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities. The Client Support Practitioner role requires qualifications and experience that position the person to provide a broad range of general and often specialized services to individuals with disabilities. It requires an aptitude that acknowledges the gifts, talents and passions of person with disabilities; an aptitude for service and support; and a relevant knowledge and skill base. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid CPR and Medication Administration certification required. A recent police clearance check is required upon interview. Must have driver’s license and must be comfortable to drive client’s van and have clean driving record. Must be 25 yrs old to drive the van.
Hours of work: Mon – Fri and Sat. – 50 Bi-weekly residential hours with 1 – 8hr sleepover
Start date: Immediately
Demonstrate oral and written skills to meet planning and reporting requirements
Must have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment Maintain agency mandatory training requirements
Obtain specialized training as required.
Assisting and supporting individuals in the establishment and maintenance of shared, respectful relationships within the community, with a view to meaningful participation and inclusion. This includes assisting and encouraging individuals to participate effectively in employment, volunteer, recreational and other social settings
Being aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments and taking action to minimize risks and maximize participation/inclusion; and referring more complex situations to more experienced resources when appropriate
Being aware of and adhering to established policies, practices and operational protocols; this includes being aware of and adhering to medical protocols and standing orders relative to medication and other remedies
Assisting, supporting and encouraging individuals to achieve their personal goals through the development of basic living and related skills, with a view to enhancing the individual’s confidence, competence and participation within their social network (community, social, recreational, etc..)
Assisting individuals to develop personal home living skills and, when required, participating directly in the care and maintenance of the individuals home living environment
Assisting with the direct care of high needs and/or medically fragile individuals, as required
Assisting and supporting individuals to advocate on their own behalf, when necessary and appropriate, to have their needs met; and advocating on behalf of the individual when required and appropriate.
Maintaining clear and objective records and preparing required reports and other documentation. (ie; Individual Service Plans, Quarterlies, log notes, medical records etc..)
Communicating in a professional, timely accurate and respectful manner with individuals, families, guardians, staff and community representatives
Working as part of a team, attending regular team meetings as scheduled
Assisting client in identifying and meeting his/her individual goals. This may include: budgeting, money handling, transportation, leisure and community awareness, personal hygiene, appearance, room and home management, meal preparation, laundry, sexuality, inter-personal skills, decision making and day alternatives
Reporting immediately any medical problems that require attention
Consulting with nurses, doctors and other appropriate health care personnel
Assisting clients with medication administration
Administering minor health care procedures
Arranging for and accompanying clients to routine medical/dental appointments as required and ensure information is communicated to team members
Ongoing monitoring and evaluating of client satisfaction
Advocating for client rights
Participating in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and safety
Adhering to general professional ethics and confidentiality
Keeping up-to-date in service delivery and knowledge relevant to the position
Participating in relevant staff development opportunities
Performing other duties as requested by immediate supervisor or director
Please email resume to the address provided. firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLY THOSE MEETING THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
Thank you for your interest!
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $19.45-$23.56 per hour
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