• Disabilities Support Worker - Permanent Full-time

    Posted: 10/24/2020

    Disabilities Support Worker - Permanent Full-time

    Service Delivery · Edmonton, Alberta
    Department Service Delivery
    Employment Type Full-Time
    Minimum Experience Mid-level

    Setting a new industry standard for caregivers!

    Who We Are

    Today, CarePros is a leading disability and children’s services agency with 130+ team members. CarePros not only primarily provides services to children and youth living with a range of complex medical and behaviour diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), but also specializes in supporting the transition of youth with disabilities into adulthood. With a combined 50+ years of management experience, CarePros has successfully grown its capacity and service offerings to provide 250,000+ hours of care across 200+ families over the last several years.

    CarePros strives to hire the best and we value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. What makes CarePros special is how much we encourage independent decision making, sharing of information, and respect candid discussion. We want great people working together as a team and that makes us fun, flexible, creative, collaborative, and successful.

    The Opportunity

    We are currently looking to hire a Disabilities Support Worker in Edmonton, AB. This will be a Permanent Full-time opportunity. We currently have needs for days, evening and overnight hours for support work in a Group Home setting. The successful applicant must have the ability to be flexible in scheduling, and available for scheduling any day of the week.

    Who You Are

    As a Disabilities Support Worker, you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Knowledge of child and youth care mental wellness practices and the processes and procedures involved in providing effective home care.
    • Knowledge of CPR and First Aid techniques needed to assess and treat injuries.
    • Experience with Addiction and Mental Health.
    • Knowledge of Harm Reduction Model, Holistic Approach to Promote Stability, and Trauma Informed Care.
    • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based best and emerging practices for substance use treatment and support recovery services, homelessness, and the ability to effectively implement into practice. 
    • Proficiency in the English language, with the ability to comprehend instructions and communicate in a clear and logical manner.
    • Ability to actively listen, identify needs, and provide solutions to the client.
    • Recognize and understand emotions and handle situations with empathy.
    • Build and maintain cooperative and constructive relationships. 
    • A post-secondary education specializing in Child and Youth Care or a related field. Related fields include a diploma, degree, or certificate in Social Work, Psychology, community addictions or mental health, follow-up support work, or education.
    • 1-3 years experience working in a Group Home Setting.

    Other qualifications include:
    • You are certified in First Aid and certified as a CPR Level C.
    • You have a valid and current Class 5 Drivers License and proper vehicle insurance coverage.
    • You have passed a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check. 
    • You have the physical wellness and mental health awareness to handle daily exercise routine and other requirements as prescribed by the care plan and a high capacity for managing stressful situations. 

    We thank everyone for applying, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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