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Company Name:
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Community Resource Practitioner | Complex Needs

Operating since 1969, Vecova provides a wide range of supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and diverse needs.  We exist to create a society where persons with disabilities are valued and integral members.

Joining Vecova as a Community Resource Practitioner (CRP) means becoming an important part of our dedicated team. CRP’s at Vecova provide excellent services and supports to adults with disabilities in a variety of settings; they require strong organizational skills and the ability to establish collaborative and effective relationships with others.

The Living Support Services team provides supports within a group home environment.  In addition to a developmental disability, these clients might need additional supports due to complex behavioral/medical needs, a mental health diagnoses or a physical disability. Many environments have a 24-hour staffing model to help provide these additional supports to our clients, creating positions for our team members to work during the day, evening, night (sleep and awake), weekdays and weekends.

As a CRP you would:

  • Identifying behaviours of concern, developing, reviewing, and monitoring of plans that assist individuals in managing behaviours or situations of concern
  • Assisting or providing full support in personal care routines such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Assisting or providing full support to clients to maintain health, i.e. attending medical appointments, medication administration, liaising with pharmacy, education around healthy eating, and emotional support
  • Providing some aspects of home maintenance and supporting individuals in their daily routines such as, meal preparation, shopping, cleaning and laundry
  • Assisting individuals in the development of social skills and meaningful relationships
  • Providing assistance to individuals in managing their personal affairs, such as banking and budgeting, paying bills, etc.
  • Supporting individuals to know their rights, voice their thoughts and needs, and advocate for the services they require

Qualifications:

  • Diploma and/or Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Community Rehabilitation, Disability Studies or a related social science
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience
  • Well developed and effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Demonstrated skill in critical thinking

Why Join Vecova?

Vecova attracts talented people who are dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities and work to assist them to achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life. We have a comprehensive training program that further equips employees with the skills and resources needed to provide safe quality services to individuals with disabilities.

“Our employees are our greatest assets. We value each other. We value excellence. What we accomplish as an organization is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of our employees” – Joan Lee, CEO

If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] quoting job # 27 in the subject line. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Our workforce is diverse and inclusive.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however we regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.