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Personal Care Aide

HOURS: 35 Hours per Week
PAY: $18.00 to $22.00 per hour plus mileage
START: September 2016
WHERE: Shawnessy SW

We are looking for Personal Care Aide for our 22 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy and developmental delays. Natalie is a very happy and easy going young lady who likes to be very active. She likes to go to the library, the gym, the zoo and the mall. She loves to bake, scrapbook, do yoga, Zumba and loves to go for walks. She is always ready to try new adventures. Natalie's speech is very delayed but after a few weeks you really can understand what she is saying. She has bi-lateral hearing loss and wears hearing aides. Her fine motor skills are delayed as well and she requires assistance with dressing, bathing, preparing meals and snacks. Natalie walks quite well but has depth perception issues and doesn't always look where she is going. So she always needs a watchful eye on her.

We require care for her Monday through Friday for approximately 7.hours a day. It's a full day but I have her day organized with activities such as art classes, dance, drumming, Zumba etc. If you are interested in this position we will require a current police check and references. Please email your resume as application for this position and I will contact you for an interview. My email address is smithrd@telusplanet.net

Thank you.
Darlene Smith


Inclusion Support Worker

We are seeking a part-time (9 hours per week) Inclusion Support Worker who will be responsible for providing personal support to a vibrant young man with a developmental disability to enable him to be a valued, contributing member of the community. Guided by the goals and objectives determined in collaboration and consultation with the individual and his/her family, the Inclusion Support Worker will be responsible for supporting the development of skills and competencies that will assist the individual to pursue and fulfill their goals and aspirations. The Inclusion Support Worker will be required to assist the individual in the community and in the home environment. The Inclusion Support Worker will be responsible for liaising with a variety of community organizations (employers, clubs, recreational groups) to support those organizations in their efforts towards inclusion. The hours are flexible and would include some evening activities.

The ideal candidate will possess;

  • a steadfast belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community.
  • the ability to work independently in unstructured environments and to employ effective time management skills
  • excellent coaching skills – knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as they relate to education, social and work life.
  • knowledge of community resources available to support the persons participation and inclusion within their community
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and applicable insurance
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • A Recent Police Check

An industry competitive salary is offered. The successful candidate will be directly employed by the individual and family. Consequently, the name of the employer is not published for confidentiality reasons. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application to a.g.cristiano@gmail.com. (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)


Supportive Roommate Ad

We are seeking a couple or individual to be a Supportive Roommate(s) who will be responsible to assist our family member with a disability to pursue and fulfill his goal of living as independently as possible in a supported independent living arrangement. The Supportive Roommate will be guided by the goals and objectives determined in collaboration and consultation with the individual and her family. The supportive roommate will be responsible for ensuring that our family member focuses on his studies and encourages independence. Key Responsibilities below. This would be ideal for a couple with a comfortable, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive home environment
  • Support our family member to be independent
  • Support him in planning the day for College, including prompting with personal hygiene and ensure he is dressed for the weather
  • Develop strategies to support our family member to focus on his studies
  • Encourage and influence a healthy lifestyle i.e. promote healthy eating, incorporating exercise into daily routines
  • Expand our family member’s knowledge and awareness of personal safety in the home, community and at college
  • Coach him in appropriate relationship building.
  • Provide support to our family member to enable him to attend, participate and be part of the community and at the college when appropriate
  • When necessary be the conduit between the community group and individual to facilitate the individual’s meaningful participation

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A steadfast belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community.
  • Coaching skills – knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as they relate to managing a home and social life.
  • Knowledge of community resources available and ability to support the person’s participation and inclusion within their community
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and applicable insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Police Check

An industry competitive salary is offered. The successful candidate will be directly employed by the individual and family. Consequently, the name of the employer is not published for confidentiality reasons. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application by July 21st, 2016 to danellstebing@gmail.com. (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)


Roommate/Independence Facilitator

Overview:
Reporting directly to your roommate’s mom, you will be responsible for supporting the skills and competencies that will assist your roommate in pursuing her goal of living as independently as possible. You will also be responsible to support her in choosing and accessing evening/weekend activities. These activities will be chosen by your roommate, but in accordance with your availability.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Supporting Independent Living
    • Assist in meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking
    • Share household responsibilities (cleaning, chores)
    • Assist with managing daily, weekly, and monthly agenda
  2. Managing Health and Wellness
    • Prompt as needed with daily personal care routines
    • Encourage and influence a healthy lifestyle
  3. Connect to the Community
    • Support and encourage making social connections during the evenings and on weekends

Accountabilities:

  1. Communication – maintain regular and open communication with me, your roommate’s mom, and identify any areas where challenges are present. Utilize e-mail and text messaging. Meet as necessary in person to discuss key responsibilities.
  2. Safety – when assisting with social activities take action to minimize risks and maximize inclusion.
  3. Confidentiality – maintain confidentiality at all times. Do not discuss anything pertaining to the support of your roommate or her personal matters with anyone except for the roommate’s family and her Inclusive Post Secondary Coordinator and Facilitator.
  4. Advocacy – encourage your roommate to advocate for herself and to advocate on her behalf when necessary.

Contact information:
403-710-1220
barbaramcharg@telus.net