Community Support Worker, casual
ddrc
Calgary, AB, CA
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WHAT THE ROLE PROVIDES YOU :

The DDRC hires passionate, driven individuals who live our values and can work independently. We offer a variety of roles, competitive benefits, and a culture that supports work / life balance.

We offer semi-fixed schedules that may change based on clients needs, paid training, development, coaching, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), WCB, vacation days, free parking, statutory holidays, and Agency complimentary hours off per year.

As a Community Support Worker, you would engage in enjoyable activities, build meaningful relationships, and make a positive impact on individual’s and their family’s lives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Facilitate and support clients in implementing and evaluating personal plans and goals
  • Identify progressive steps towards identified roles and goals
  • Provide an engaging and positive environment for clients
  • Facilitate the development of relationships and natural supports
  • Provide medication and personal care support, as required
  • Provide behaviour support and follow outlined behaviour plans, as required
  • Provide support with community inclusion including accompanying children and adults to registered recreational or social activities;
  • foster positive relationships within the community

  • Carry out existing routines in the home : assist with homework and assignments, attend to chores and clean up after activities, meal preparation and clean up
  • Support age-related developmental growth by encouraging participation in household activities to promote independence
  • Complete any required documentation within outlined timeframes (e.g., Shift Reports, Medical Administration Reports, Incident Reports, Timesheets, etc.)
  • Maintain open communication with both Team Leaders and Comprehensive Care Coordinators
  • Maintain awareness of and adherence to Agency policies and procedures; work in accordance with Creating Excellence Together (CET) Accreditation Standards
  • WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE :

  • Disabilities studies certificate / diploma or similar education or equivalent experience, with a minimum Grade 12 High School Diploma
  • Current Standard First Aid CPR / AED Level C is required
  • Driver’s license (and vehicle) are considered assets
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Participate in self-development activities to ensure ongoing learning and maintain high standards of professionalism
  • Knowledge of or experience in community inclusion
  • Ability to provide support to both children and adult clients
  • Ability to identify issues requiring advocacy and advocate on behalf of clients and people with disabilities in general
  • Ability to coordinate and access appropriate services and supports with clients and their networks
  • Experience providing personal care
  • Lift and transfer experience considered an asset
  • Experience supporting clients with challenging behaviours
  • PERSONAL QUALITIES :

  • Demonstrates values consistent with the DDRC mission
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Takes accountability for work performance
  • Remains current on all mandatory certifications
  • Sensitivity to issues related to vulnerable individuals
  • Ability to display creativity and responsiveness in supporting clients to achieve their goals
  • Proven time management and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment in supporting clients to explore and fulfill their full potential
  • Demonstrating inclusion and advocacy
  • WORKING CONDITIONS :

  • Travel to all quadrants and communities with Calgary City Limits year round
  • Working independently within both the community and client homes
  • Attending team meetings and other commitments within the DDRC office
  • DDRC VALUES :

  • We value diversity;
  • We believe individuals have a right to explore and fulfill their potentials;
  • We recognize the need for accountability and responsibility; and
  • We foster an environment of respect, acceptance, accessibility, and interdependence.
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