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Community Support Worker – CADOFT-0608

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per Week: 32.5
Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Starting Wage $19.25 Upon Completion of 90-day Probation Wage $20.25/hour
Location: Calgary Area/Region

Calgary Alternative Day Options is seeking experienced, flexible and self-motivated staff to provide community access supports to various individuals in service, 5 days per week. Experience with supporting individuals with mental health concerns is considered an asset. Supports will focus on recreation and volunteer activities, and develop skills in daily living, self-motivation, self-advocacy, and self-awareness.

The ability to help clients process their emotions, enthusiasm towards an active lifestyle, and being creative with finding community-inclusive activities are all considered assets. Previous experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities (including FASD and autism) is an asset. Flexibility, a sense of adventure, and a desire to learn new things and meet new people is mandatory.

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 full-time roles will be Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Key knowledge and responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • 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:

A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required

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.