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Community Support Worker – AWSC1105

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per Week: 35 hours/week
Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Starting Wage $19.25/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 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

Required Education:

Diploma or equivalent experience in Disability Studies

Required Training:

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)

  • Abuse Awareness Training(Includes PDD Abuse Protocol)
  • 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
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • 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”

Experience:

Knowledge in supporting adults with developmental disabilities preferred

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle they are willing to use for work

How to apply?

Please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@c-a-s-s.org and include your First Name, Last Name and Job Reference number in the subject line.

Alternative ways to submit your resume:
Fax: 403.283.0691
Mail: Calgary Alternative Support Services Attn: Jobs at CASS;
2335 - 30th Avenue NE Calgary Alberta, T2E 7C7

Only applicants suitable for the role will be contacted. No phone calls please.