About the Opportunity
As one of our valued Community Support Workers (CSWs), you will have the opportunity to build rapport with individuals while working directly with them helping each individual to achieve their personal goals.
You will assist in supporting a variety of individuals from children to adults, and lower level needs to complex / behavioural needs in higher stressed environments.
You will also help individuals increase skill development by implementing Person Centred Plans, Behavioural Support Plans and specialized programming.
The Community Support Worker position involves working with High Behavioural Individuals. High Behavioural Individuals may swear, scream and yell for extended periods of time (hours), or may use physical force against the CSW.
Duties of this front-line position may include :
Assisting individuals in completing their daily activities
participation in activities which include physical activities at fitness facilities and play centres in the community
assistance with attending appointments
Help individuals with personal care routines
Complete documentation in a timely fashion and consistent with ASLS’s policies and procedures.
As part of a diverse team CSWs will be actively involved in finding ways to support individuals in reaching their goals, finding new ways of providing assistance to help individuals over-
come personal obstacles while ensuring that ASLS’s policies and procedures are followed at all times.
Working Hours & Locations
ASLS is 24 / 7, 365 Organization. This means that our Community Support Workers must be prepared to work a variety of shifts in order to care for our clients.
There are a variety of shifts (both eight and / or twelve hours long) that take place in the early morning, mid-day, to early evening, however there are also overnight shifts available.
These shifts are also based on a rotational schedule that could include 4 on 4 off, 3 on 3 off, 4 on 3 off, and so forth.
Please note that these may not be your exact rotation. While the full-time Community Support Workers are put on these rotations, there are also casual positions that pick up shifts that become available.
All of our residences are located within a 25-kilometer radius of Grande Prairie. Community Support Workers located at all residences must be prepared for the Northern Alberta weather as we never face closure of residences.
High level of communication and observation skills to make judgements about situations that may arise.
Able to work independently, and as part of a team.
Ideally, post-secondary education in a Development Service Worker Program, Disability Studies, Social Work, Child and Youth Work or any other Human Services area.
Previous experience working in a similar role is highly advantageous, but not essential.
You MUST have a valid Alberta Driver’s License along with valid Alberta Insurance and a reliable vehicle that has $2,000,000 liability coverage.
Applicants should consider requesting their RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check as well as a Child and Youth Intervention Measures Check prior to application.
These documents must be received in order to start employment and often take up to 4 weeks to process.
Caring and compassionate individual, with a passion for working with people and making a difference to the community.
Ability to work a variety of shifts / schedules.
Critical thinker and able to use common sense when presented with a high-stress situation.
About the Organization
Established in 1969, Accredited Supportive Living Services Limited (ASLS), is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable agency that provides a wide range of community and accreditation services in Northwest Alberta.
With a team of over 250, we provide quality services to individuals with diverse needs by encouraging opportunities for growth, development and community support.
Our programs include : disability support, independent living, brain injury, FASD support, family respite support, housing support, and designated supportive living.
As our organization grows, so does our need to hire great people. For more information about ASLS, please visit our website at www.aslslimited.org
About the Benefits
In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you can expect to be rewarded with a highly attractive salary.
You can also look forward to receiving fantastic benefits, including :
Full Medical and Dental benefits
Group Life Insurance
Group Pension & Group RRSP program
Opportunities for professional development, including workshops and specialty training
Upon joining ASLS, you will be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive team. We greatly value the contributions of all our team members and are committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment, as well as opportunities for professional development and career progression.