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JOB COACH/COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER
Okotoks and area

We are seeking an energetic and positive individual to support a young man with developmental disabilities. The successful applicant will support the individual through the process of finding suitable gainful employment and/or or business development and provision of on the job support. In addition the worker will spend time with him developing skills in accessing healthy community activities and life skills and developing new interests. Scope of work will be based on the young man's growing goals and aspirations. The worker will be responsible for liaising with instructors, community organizations, employers, recreational groups etc.

The ideal candidate will posess:

  • excellent coaching skills and a willingness to be coached
  • the ability to work independently in structured and unstructured environments
  • knowledge of community resources to support person in participation and inclusion in his community
  • a valid class 5 drivers license, access to a reliable vehicle, applicable insurance and a recent drivers abstract
  • criminal record check including vulnerable sectors check
  • first aid/cpr an asset.

An industry competitive salary is offered with 20 - 30 hours per week of work. The successful candidate will be under contract to the individual and his family.


Developmental Therapy Aide
Part Time

Position: Developmental therapy aide for a one year contract with FSCD – Specialized Services
Period: Beginning December 2014 or January 2015
Salary: $ 25 per hour
Location: Glenbrook: In the Family’s Home

The parents of a two year old child with Potocki-Lupski Syndrome are looking to contract a Therapy Aide for in-home therapy as part of a new Specialized services contract through FSCD . The aide will work as part of a team with family and therapists (PT, OT and Speech as well as psychologist) following goals as developed in the child’s ISP (Integrated service plan).

Our child is beginning to learn how to crawl/walk, speak, and play with others, and the aide will assist the parents to implement the strategies as identified by the therapy team.

This is an ideal position for students in a health-related field who are looking for experience with children.

The hours will be approximately 15 hours/week, and will be from about 3pm-6pm daily, with some room for flexibility.

Qualifications

Enjoy working with children
Able to follow instruction and apply these instructions
Creative with ideas to encourage child’s involvement
Ability to work well in a team setting with parents, child, and therapists learning together
Previous experience with special needs children an asset or strong willingness to learn
References required

Duties and Responsibilities

Carry out intervention strategies as outlined by the therapy team and family
Work collaboratively with parents and team to evaluate and revise goals as required
Ongoing training will be provided in order to meet the unique needs of the child and family

Send descriptive letter of interest and resume to nmandrosoff@gmail.com