Job Type: Permanent - Part Time Hours per Week: 9 Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Starting Wage $19.25 Upon Completion of 90-day Probation Wage $20.25/hour Location: Calgary Area/Region
Calgary Alternative Residential Services (CARS program) at CASS is looking for an individual to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. As a Community Support Worker you will support the client with achieving their goals, outreach, pursuit of recreation and leisure/social activities, developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, supporting mental and physical health needs, and independent living skills, depending on the individual’s needs/desires.
The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills and be able to maintain composure in high-stress situations. They will be responsible for collaborating with the client’s support network and reporting regularly to the supervisor. Knowledge of community resources and a willingness to locate social and recreational opportunities in the community is an asset.
The hourly rate begins at $19.25/hour and will increase to $20.25 upon completing a successful probationary period (90 days), completing mandatory training, and submitting complete documents.
Key knowledge and responsibilities include:
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)