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 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 combines 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 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
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)