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 looking for enthusiastic people to support individuals in the community 3 days a week for a total of 21 hours. As a Community Support Worker, you would support clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive mental health and facilitating recreational & leisure activities in the community. The ability to help clients process their emotions, enthusiasm towards an active lifestyle, and be creative with finding community inclusive activities are all considered assets.
Previous experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities (including FASD and autism) is considered an asset. 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 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Key knowledge and responsibilities include:
Knowledge and interest in fishing is considered an asset
Must be comfortable with planning activities
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)