Company Name:
Calgary SCOPE Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Black Diamond, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Certification
Street:
219 - 18 Street S.E.
City:
Calgary
State:
Alberta
Fax:
(403) 291-4087
ID
6879
376
Phone:
(403) 509-0200

Community Support Worker

RIDGESTONE LODGE, BLACK DIAMOND

The Calgary SCOPE Society is a non-profit agency improving lives for persons with developmental disabilities in Calgary and area for over 30 years. SCOPE works with children, adults, seniors and families as respected, contributing members of Calgary’s communities.

Mission: The Calgary SCOPE Society works in alliance with people with disabilities, their families and friends, and other community members to understand problems and create solutions to personal and social justice issues.

Calgary SCOPE Society is seeking Community Support Workers with geriatric experience to provide support to older adults (55+) with developmental disabilities and accompanying mental health and aging concerns to work days, evenings, and weekends. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and with families are required for this position.

Hours of work:

  • We are currently looking for all availability: Days, evenings, and weekends
  • Full time and part time positions are available

Requirements:

Direct client support

  • Assisting and teaching daily living skills, working side by side with clients, as they are able to accomplish daily living tasks (i.e., managing monies, hygiene, household chores).
  • Support clients to have a meaningful day (i.e. helping clients figure out what they would like their days to look like and support them to volunteer, find a job, find community activities, attend fitness classes, take courses, meet with friends and family, etc.).

Promotion of health and well being

  • Helping clients to take their medications
  • Promoting healthy living through encouraging proper eating habits and exercise routines.
  • Monitoring mental and physical health through regular health care appointments.

Advocacy

  • Supporting and encouraging clients to advocate for themselves and when necessary, advocating on their behalf.

Relationship Building

  • Encourage and support clients to have positive, respectful relationships with their families, roommates, staff members, and the community at large.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Timely completion of detailed and thorough paperwork to the Journeys coordination team according to provided schedule expectations.
  • Attending team meetings, client specific training, team days, and other necessary meetings as directed by the Journeys coordination team.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field along with 1 - 2 years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities who have a dual diagnosis (an accompanying mental health diagnosis) or an equivalent combination is preferred.
  • Experience working with older adults/seniors an asset.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.  Strong communication organizational skills and the ability to establish collaborative and effective relationships with others are required for this position.
  • Training in First Aid and CPR, CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training), and Vecova Medication Administration is an asset.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume quoting competition # BDSW18 to:

Human Resources

Fax:  291-4087 or 

Email – [email protected]

 

Thank you to all applicants; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted