Application Deadline: Once a suitable candidate is found.
A Community Disability Services Practitioner 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. A Community Disability Services Practitioner participates in assessments; person centered planning and implementation processes, provides direction and guidance to coworkers as well as assists the Supervisor as requested.
A minimum of 20 hours direct service per month is required.
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 administrating 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.
- Dependable, 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.
Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating position in confidence to the following:
Attention to: Human Resources
Contact Person: Miranda Braun
Mailing Address: Lethbridge Family Services
1107 – 2nd Avenue “A” North
Lethbridge AB T1H 0E6
Phone: (403) 327-5724
Fax: (403) 329-4924
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