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; as a Community Support Worker, you would support clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive mental health and through facilitating recreational & leisure activities in the community. The ability to help clients process their emotions, enthusiasm towards an active lifestyle, and creative ability to find community inclusive activities are considered assets.
The hourly rate begins at $18.40/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:
Experience supporting individuals with Autism is considered an asset
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)