Disabilities Support Specialist
CBI Health Group
Calgary, Alberta, CA
6d ago

Reporting to the Coordinator PDD, the Community Rehabilitation Worker is responsible for supporting and facilitating the development of skills and competencies, as assigned to clients with developmental disabilities, to pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives and aspirations, in a safe and compassionate manner.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Post secondary education in Human Services (preferred) or Health Care Aide certification, with preference given to individuals with some specialized training and / or has demonstrated successful experience in a relevant setting.
  • Experience with challenging behaviours, personal care, developmental disability, youth / adolescent population.
  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
  • Valid drivers license and access to a dependable vehicle for work related travel and maintains a record of less than 6 demerit points
  • Ability to meet conditions of employment including but not limited to : active Standard First Aid / CPR (Standard or level C is preferred), Immunizations : Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hep B, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella along with clear TB testing, a clear Security Clearance including Vulnerable Records check and Intervention Records Check.
  • Disclaimer

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of responsibilities within this classification.

    It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees within this position.


  • Good verbal (receptive and expressive) and written English language skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.
  • Basic observation and interpretive skills to support judgements about issue resolution and required action
  • Basic coaching and mentoring skills
  • Communication : Listening to others and communicating in an effective manner that fosters open communication
  • Flexibility : Adapting to and working effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups
  • Client focus : Identifying and responding to current and future client needs, providing service excellence to internal and external clients
  • Creative problem solving and decision making : Identifying and solving problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing and weighing alternatives and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances
  • Values and Ethics : Depicting conduct, dispositions and viewpoints consistent with personal integrity, as well as concern for, and sensitivity, the fundamental values and ethics of the organization / sector and the profession
  • Team Work : Working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results
  • Professional Excellence : Concern for working towards a standard of excellence
  • Fostering Independence in others : Enabling others to be self-sufficient and to nurture self determination, sharing of responsibility with individuals and groups so they have a deep sense of commitment and ownership
  • Self Control : Keeping one’s emotions under control and restraining negative responses when provoked or when faced with opposition or hostility from others, or when working under conditions of stress
  • Interpersonal Relations and respect : Dealing with people in a respectful and sensitive manner; implies true listening, understanding, accepting and respecting the opinions, feelings, perspectives and motivations of others
  • Essential Functions

  • Implement person-centered plans designed to support and assist adults, youth, and children with individual development, community disability / development, behaviour management and / or personal care
  • Assist and support individuals to participate in a meaningful way in their personal life planning, in the identification of personal goals and aspirations, and in the definition and expansion of opportunities for personal growth and meaningful, valued roles within the community
  • Assist and support individuals in the establishment and maintenance of shared, respectful relationships within the community, with a view to meaningful participation and inclusion
  • Attend case conferences, disciplinary hearings, court appearances as necessary
  • Ensure client’s preferences are considered during the provision of the clients care
  • Ensure client equipment is monitored for safety and cleanliness and report any damages to the Supervisor, when required
  • Be aware of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, take action to minimize risks and maximize participation / inclusion, and refer more complex situations to more experienced resources where appropriate
  • Be aware of and adhere to established policies, practices, and operational protocols, this includes being aware of adhering to medical protocols and standing orders relative to medication and other remedies
  • Understand community issues and opportunities, and assist / support the individual with general access to and participation in the community
  • Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s)
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about.(squatting / walking / standing for periods of time)
  • Look over both shoulders
  • Pushing / pulling
  • Walking on uneven services
  • Climbing stairs
  • Hand / eye coordination
  • About CBI Health Group :

    CBI Health Group is Canada’s largest provider of integrated community healthcare. For over 40 years, we have remained totally committed to improving the health and enriching the lives of Canadians.

    What sets us apart is our ability to work as a unified network dedicated to the ongoing learning that allows us to foster best practices, improve access to care and create better results for our patients.

    We organize our teams and services to ensure the right professionals and caregivers provide the right service, at the right time, in the right place.

    In over 250 facilities, our services are provided by a dedicated team of more than 11,000 administrators, support staff and caregivers that include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, dietitians and behaviour therapists.

    The CBI group of companies includes CBI Health Centres, CBI Home Health, We Care Home Health Services, Monarch House, CBI Workplace Solutions, and CBI Assessment Services.

    Our expanding transitional and residential community care network now numbers more than 60 homes nationwide.

    Do your life’s best work with us!

    CBI Health is dedicated to improving the lives of both our clients and our health care team members. As you care for others, CBI Health will care for you by providing the Personal Protective Equipment (E.

    g. gloves, masks, eye protection) , training and resources that you need to feel confident every day.

    We’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives and that starts with yours. You’ll enjoy a flexible schedule that allows you to achieve your goals at work and at home, with a balance of teamwork and independence.

    We have a team of Supervisors and motivated colleagues who are excited to meet and support you!

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