Job Type: Permanent - Full Time Hours per Week: 35 Start Date: Immediately
Salary: $19.25 per hour, Completion of 90-day Probation Wage $20.25/hour Location: Calgary Area/Region
Calgary Alternative Support Services (CASS) is a Not-For-Profit Human Service Agency founded in 1988 to support people with disabilities to escape segregation and discrimination and live, work, play and, contribute to their communities. CASS’s work is a combination of advocacy, community development, and service to the people of Calgary.
Calgary Alternative Day Options is seeking experienced, flexible and self-motivated staff to provide community access supports to individuals in service. Experience supporting individuals with mental health concerns is considered an asset. Supports will focus on taking the individual to medical appointments and weekly errands as required.
The ability to help clients process their emotions, enthusiasm toward an active lifestyle, and creativity in finding community-inclusive activities are all considered assets. Flexibility, a sense of adventure, and a desire to learn new things and meet new people is mandatory. Applicants must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle they are willing to use for work. A criminal record check with a vulnerable sector check is also necessary for security purposes.
The hourly rate begins at $19.25 and will increase to $20.25 upon completing a successful probationary period (90 days), completing mandatory training, and submitting complete documents. The schedule for this role will be Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 15:00.
Key knowledge and responsibilities include:
Taking the initiative to seek out and plan engaging activities within the community
Openness to creating weekly activity plans and sourcing out activities based on client interests
Creating and engaging in recreational activities
Support to find and maintain volunteer roles
To assist the client in the development and monitoring of goals and objectives indicated in
Individual Support Plan (ISP)
To support individuals in specifically identified areas to live independently or increase independence in the community. This may include daily living skills, community inclusion, recreation & leisure activities, and management of health-related issues
To comply with the client support contract
To maintain a professional relationship with the client and guardian (if applicable).
Written documentation to be completed and provided to direct supervisors in a timely manner, i.e., Monthly Summaries, Time Sheets, Critical Incident Reports
Provide hands-on support and guidance to the client
To liaise with other staff/sub-contractors, coordinators, or other community supports as required (i.e., natural supports, external agencies, advocacy groups, funders)
Able to work with minimal supervision
Diploma or equivalent experience in Disability Studies
CASS requires that all employees, sub-contractors, practicum students, and volunteers are current in the following training: (must be completed within 60 days of hire)
Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers (Alberta)*
Using a Fire Extinguisher Training
WHMIS 2015 Training
Emergency First Aid – Level A CPR & AED or Standard First Aid – Level A CPR & AED
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Introduction to Your Role via Open Future Learning
Challenging Behaviours via Open Future Learning
Challenging Behaviours II: Forms and Policy
Workplace Violence and Harassment
Infection Prevention and Control
Covid-19 Employee Health and Safety
Trauma-Informed Care Training
Harm Reduction Training
Boundaries via Open Future Learning
Proof of Immunization Records – All new hires will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 for their first day of work
CASS also requires of every employee:
A Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
Completion of a “Statement of Confidentiality”
Completion of a “Confirmation of Understanding of the CASS Policy & Procedures”
Knowledge in supporting adults with developmental disabilities preferred
A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required
Should there be a match with your qualifications and available vacancies, you will be contacted by a hiring manager. We do not provide individual applicants with updates unless you have been selected to go through the interview process.
How to apply?
Please email your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include your First Name, Last Name and Job Reference number in the subject line.
If you have been referred by an existing CASS staff member, please indicate who referred you in your cover letter so that you can both benefit from our referral program.
Alternative ways to submit your resume: Fax: 403.283.0691 Mail: Calgary Alternative Support Services Attn: Jobs at CASS;
Suite 310 - 525 28th Street SE Calgary Alberta, T2A 6W9
Only applicants suitable for the role will be contacted. No phone calls please.