We are currently accepting resumes for Community Disability Services Worker (CDSW).
Wage and Hours of Work
The starting wage range is $15.57-$16.81 per hour based upon the applicant’s education and experience with people with disabilities. Staff work from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays and 7:45 – 3:30 pm on Fridays. The hours are based upon a 37.5 hour work week, as the lunch break is unpaid.
The CDSW is a front-line community disability services role. The CDSW has a responsibility to support and facilitate the development of skills and competencies that will assist persons with disabilities to pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives and aspirations. The CDSW will be shadowing with an experienced staff for the first week and will then be assigned to work with individuals after that period. The CDSW will participate in the daily training activities at Springboard Centre.
The primary responsibilities and roles are as follows:
1. Follow the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and Protocols that were developed to support and assist each Individual’s development, community support, behavior management and/or personal care. 2. Assist and support Individuals to play a part, in a meaningful way, in achieving their goals and to provide opportunities for personal growth and valued roles within the community. The Individual will also be encouraged to maintain the connections made in the community.
3. Assist and support Individuals in establishing and maintaining respectful relationships within the community. This includes assisting and encouraging Individuals to participate effectively in recreational and other social settings.
4. Be aware of the Individual’s physical, social and recreational environments and take action to reduce the risks and increase participation and inclusion.
5. Be aware and follow all policies and procedures of the agency.
6. Understand the issues that may occur in the community but also the opportunities, so that the Individual can be supported in having a more active role in the community.
7. Model behaviors that are acceptable for the Individual and those in the community.
8. Assist and support Individuals to advocate on their own behalf.
9. Maintain clear and objective records and prepare any required reports or other documentation.
10. Communicate in a professional, timely, accurate and respectful manner with Individuals, staff and those in the community, and with the families and guardians of the Individual, when applicable.
11. Work effectively in a cooperative, team orientated environment, and in doing so, deal with opinions different than his/her own.
12. Demonstrate knowledge of basic rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.
13. A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to make their own life choices and to become active members of the community.
How to Apply:
Attn: Romeo Concepcion Springboard Centre for Adults with Disabilities #14, 2115—27th Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 7E4
By Fax: (403) 235-3872