Application Deadline: Will remain open until suitable applicant is found.
Are you seeking fulfilling work that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you believe in the integration of persons with disabilities into all aspects of community membership? Do you enjoy assisting others in the learning process? Then read on…
A Community Disability Services Worker supports and facilitates the development of skills and competencies to assist individuals with disabilities to pursue and achieve their goals by accessing meaningful community based activities. Ability to support individuals with wheelchairs/walker, personal care and seizures a must.
Total of 20.5 hours/week.
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- May include but are not limited to:
Fostering proactive, innovative results to individuals and families affected by brain injury, developmental disabilities and/or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
- Supporting individuals to participate in meaningful community based employment, community and volunteer placements, recreation and leisure and life skills activities.
- Completing personal care routines and administering medications; providing assistance with tube feeding, operating a mechanical lift, providing encouragement while assisting with range of motion exercises, or other identified skill development domains.
- Promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
- Assisting with skill development in areas such as daily living activities and social interactions.
- Administrative duties.
- High school diploma and/or two years direct frontline experience in the field.
- Reliable, team player.
- Reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, registration and insurance ($2,000,000 liability insurance).
- Current Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Person’s Check.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Physically able to safely support individuals in activities such as lifting and transferring.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes.
START DATE: ASAP
Successful applicants who possess a MSW or BSW, or Diploma in Social Work are required to register and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to commencement of employment.
Attention to: Human Resources
Contact Person: Kim McDowell
Mailing Address: Lethbridge Family Services
1107 – 2 nd Avenue “A” North
Lethbridge AB T1H 0E6
Phone: (403) 327-5724
Fax: (403) 329-4924
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