Inclusion Support Worker
We are seeking a part-time (15 – 30 hours/week) Inclusion Support Worker who will be responsible for providing personal support to an individual with a developmental disability to enable the individual 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 work, community and home settings.
The Inclusion Support Worker will be responsible for;
- Home Support - Support and encourage the individual with cooking, cleaning, laundry. Collaborate with the individual to plan and shop for a variety of healthy meals and assist with preparing meals.
- Money Management -Assist the individual to manage finances, including basic household budgeting, shopping and planning for future events.
- Social Skills – Provide coaching in relationship building, assertiveness and stranger awareness.
- Transportation Training - Support the individual to learn public and private transportation systems and help them develop safety measures and awareness.
- Personal Care - Assist with and encourage good hygiene and accompany to medical appointments
- Community Resources - Assist the individual to identify places in the community where an individual can connect around a common area of interest and when necessary be the conduit between the community group and individual to facilitate the individual’s meaningful participation (i.e.: library, leisure centres, community connection, church)
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 managing a home, 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 criminal record 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 November 26, 2015 to the following; (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)