Developmental Support Worker
Mountain Plains CSSN
Grande Prairie, AB

Mountain Plains CSSN is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Developmental Support Worker. Our Nova Program is seeking a passionate, dynamic individual who is committed to making positive change for the people we serve.

Who we are

Mountain Plains Community Services Society of the North (MPCSSN) is a non-profit, charitable society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our Society has operated numerous diverse community and family-focused programs that are designed to address the unique needs of the Northwest region of Alberta since 1972. Currently, we offer services in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Human Services.

Mountain Plains CSSN is accredited by CARF International and is a member of the ALIGN Association of Community Services as well as the Children’s Welfare League of Canada.

Please review the opportunity below and submit your Resume and Cover Letter, no later than Friday 7th June 2019, at 2:00pm. Interviews will be scheduled once this posting has closed. This position has been posted internally and externally at this time.

What we are can offer you

  • Ongoing commitment to training and educational opportunities for your professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive benefits package at three months of employment
  • RRSP Matching at 6 months of employment
  • Salary $46,273 - based on a 4 on 4 off rotation of 12-hour shifts – With the ability to be flexible in line with the needs of the program


The role of the Developmental Support Worker is to provide a safe comfortable environment with firm, consistent boundaries. As a Developmental Support Worker, you will be asked to model appropriate behaviour and attitudes in vast situations as well as maintaining appropriate feelings. Assisting the youth to recognize and discover their individuality and creativity. To act as an advocate on the youth's behalf while maintaining the need for confidentiality.


Critical Thinking and Judgement- ability to see the whole system, understand the complexity of a situation and the magnitude of the interdependencies.

Accuracy- display attentiveness to details, thoroughness, and follow through.

Attitude- Complete professionalism. High energy and creative thinking. Approaches problem solving with an open mind. Optimism and innovative approaches to problem-solving are key.


To develop and implement behaviour/ care plans intended to achieve treatments goals

To identify the primary presenting problems and effectively assess the treatment needs of the youth

To maintain up to date documentation and organized client files

To be familiar with and execute the policies and procedures of the program and the agency

Introduce youth to appropriate community activities and resources to meet their individual needs

To Implement the MPCSSN Culture Code in their daily activities (Make an Impact, Commit to Continuous Growth, Cultivate Authentic Experiences, Take Ownership & Pride, Celebrate All Wins)

Must have

  • Degree or 2 Year Diploma in Child and Youth Care, or related human services field.
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Clear Criminal Records Check
  • Clear Children’s Service Intervention Record Check.
  • Vehicle Insurance stating $2 million liability and access to a vehicle

Hiring Assets

  • Knowledge of supporting individual’s with Autism and communication difficulties
  • Knowledge of supporting behavioural youth

At Mountain Plains Community Services Society of the North, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates qualified will be selected for an interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent