Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Part time - weekends)
WJS Canada - Acquired Brain Injury Supports
Edmonton, AB

Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker (Part time - weekends)

Job Number: J0619-0156
Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time
City: Edmonton
Province: Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 16
Scheduled Days Each Week: Saturdays & Sundays
Scheduled Hours: Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Compensation: 18.09 - 21
Closing Date: 17JUN19

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The Program
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 helps adults with acquired brain injuries progress toward the fullest recovery and independence possible.

This program is a 24 hour support home for a male with an Acquired brain injury.

The Position
The Acquired Brain Injury Community Disability Worker provides weekend support (Saturdays & Sundays) to a male with an Acquired Brain Injury in his own home. You will support the individual with daily hygiene and community participation, as well as, provide physical, behavioural, emotional and social supports/supervision and ensure a consistent, healthy and safe environment. This position reports to an assigned Team Leader.

***This is a 18 month maternity leave TEMPORARY POSITION: Aug 1, 2019 to Jan 2021***

In Your Role You Will

  • Provide instruction, guidance and assistance in a helpful and supportive manner.
  • Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist persons in a private home setting
  • Assist individuals to develop personal home living skills or assist with direct care of individuals, as required.
  • Assist the person in care with food prep, cleaning home, laundry, personal care, household maintenance, etc.
  • 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 definition of personal goals.
  • Model socially appropriate behaviours (for the individual and the community).
  • Administer medical administration or first aid, according to prescribed procedures.
  • Participate in shift exchanges, staff communication and communication of issues or concerns.
  • Maintain required documentation.

*** 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

  • Two (2) years experience working with individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury.
  • Diploma or Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Community Rehab, or equivalent
  • 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.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $18.09 to $20.00 /hour

Experience:

  • support for ABI client: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)