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.
CASS is continuously looking for enthusiastic people for Community Support Worker roles. As a Community Support Worker you will support a diverse clientele to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive mental health and through facilitating recreational & leisure activities in the community. The successful candidate will be outgoing, takes initiative to plan activities, and must be comfortable with providing some personal care in the community.
Schedules can fluctuate depending on client needs, and shifts are available during the day, evening, and weekend. This role typically works Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:00. The hourly rate begins at $18.40/hour and will increase to $20.25 upon completion of a successful probationary period (90 days), completion of mandatory training, and submission of complete documents.
Key knowledge and responsibilities include:
Creating and engaging in recreational activities
Able to provide personal care to the client
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)