Organization Description: Saskatchewan Alternative Initiative (SAI) is a leader in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities in the areas of Home Support, Day Program and Semi-Independent Living. Our vision is that all people with disabilities will lead a full and rich life, have equal opportunities for lifelong learning, be recognized as active and contributing members of society and be part of, not parallel to, their community.
We provide choices and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Everyone in our community shares the privilege of living a life of dignity and respect as a participating citizen. This is why we partner with those we support to design personalized lifestyle options suited to the individual’s values, needs, dreams and desires.
At SAI it’s more than simply where people live, work and play. It’s a family environment where as are all learning and growing together. Our desire is that everyone connected to SAI will feel welcomed, valued and safe.
Benefits/perks: At SAI we take pride in making this organization a great place to work. That means we support our employees in all facets of their life. SAI offers a comprehensive benefits program, a matching RPP program (up to 4% gross earnings), flexible work arrangements, and many other perks.
SAI highly values growth, learning and development so we strive to provide opportunities to our employees to do so! We have internal training offered to all employees throughout the year that covers initial orientation all the way up to leadership skills development.
Primary Role Focus: To work directly with and assisting individuals with disabilities in all areas of their life and providing support as needed to access community activities and develop a strong quality of life.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide direct support and lifestyle planning consistent with SAIs beliefs, values and Gentle Teaching philosophy.
Support to individuals may include:
- Participating in an ongoing satisfaction evaluation of the individuals served.
- Assisting individuals in problem solving or decision making.
- Providing assistance to individuals in completing daily tasks.
- Sharing and/or developing options for community involvement or employment.
- Participating in team meetings and providing input, suggestions or ideas.
- Administering medication as required in a manner consistent with SAI policy and procedures.
- Liaising with health care professionals as needed.
- Completing team evaluations and other required paperwork.
- Being on-call for the Team Leader as needed.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Strong team work and collaboration.
First Aid/CPR Level C
Working knowledge of the following is an asset:
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention Techniques
- Augmentative Communication
Previous experience providing direct hands-on support for people with disabilities is an asset.
Related post-secondary education is an asset.
Direct experience or knowledge in Gentle Teaching is an asset.
*A clear criminal records check and valid driver’s license is needed to apply. Your own vehicle is an asset.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $19.00 /hour
- Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)
- Saskatoon, SK (Preferred)
- English (Required)