SILP Support Worker
Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives
Saskatoon, SK

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.

We are currently looking for part-time Support Workers. Support hours required include overnight and daytime support (including weekends).

Primary Role Focus

We are seeking an individual to support a young woman and her three children in various aspects of daily life. The position will be part time, approx. 20-25 hours per week. The successful applicant will need to be flexible in their schedule to meet the ever changing demands of family life including days, evenings, and weekends as required. Responsibilities will include: helping with household budgeting, menu planning, grocery shopping, meal prep, transporting the family to and from activities and appointments, helping to care for the home, assisting the family to come up with routines that work for everyone, supporting mom to build parenting skills/confidence, etc.

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.

-Previous experience with families

-Related post-secondary education is an asset.

-Direct experience or knowledge in Gentle Teaching is an asset.

*A clear criminal records check, valid driver’s license and ability to use your own vehicle (vehicle that can transport children & fit wheelchair) is required.

Education: Grade 12

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $19.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Saskatoon, SK (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)