Job Type: Permanent - Full Time Hours per Week: 35 hours/week Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Starting Wage $18.40 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 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 an individual in the community 5 days a week for a total of 35 hours. A Community Support Worker supports clients in maintaining 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 the ability to be creative with finding community inclusive activities are all considered assets.
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. The schedule for this role will be Monday to Friday 08:30 am – 03:00 pm.
Key knowledge and responsibilities include:
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)