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Mentor/Support Worker

We are seeking a part-time Mentor (evenings and weekends) who will be responsible for providing support to a young active and energetic young man with a developmental disability to enable the individual to be a valued, contributing member of the community. In consultation with the individual and his family, the Mentor will be responsible for supporting the development of skills and competencies that will assist the individual to pursue and fulfill their goals and aspirations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting our family member to identify and participate in activities in the community, where he can connect with others around a common area of interest i.e. recreational clubs, volunteer interests, associations.
  • Facilitating our family member’s meaningful participation within community groups and assist in developing and facilitating relationships within the community.
  • Assisting our family member to market and expand his entertainment business by investigating opportunities with corporate businesses, community groups and individuals.
  • Awareness of the individual’s physical, social and recreational environments, and taking action to minimize risks and maximize inclusion

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • A belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community.
  • An openness to learning new ideas
  • Strong investigative skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work independently in unstructured environments and to employ effective time management skills
  • Excellent coaching skills with the knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as they relate to social and work life.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and applicable insurance
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • A criminal record check

The applicants must be punctual, reliable and have the ability to exhibit a great deal of patience.

An industry competitive salary is offered. The family will directly employ the successful candidate. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your cover letter and resume by April 6th, 2015 to zippy1451@hotmail.com. (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)

Support Worker/Roommate Wanted

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a man with a developmental disability and save money on rent? If you would, this is the opportunity for you.

We are looking for a person who will share our home as a roommate and support an individual with a developmental disability for only 2 weekends (Friday night – Sunday night) a month.

The Job: Support Worker – 2 weekends a month

We’re looking for a responsible, easy-going and committed person that values inclusion and values people with disabilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the individual to pursue and fulfill their goals and aspirations.
  • Supporting the individual to make healthy choices by helping make simple meals together.
  • Assisting the individual to and from community activities such as dining out, bowling, theater and searching out new interests!
  • Facilitate meaningful relationships and participation in activities in the community.

Salary is $460/month.

The Home:

You would be sharing a 3 bedroom home with 2 other active, passionate and professional people (a 31 year old adult male and a 35 year old adult male with a mild developmental disability). You will be paying for a private bedroom and have access to the rest of the house.

The house is in a great inner city neighborhood (Killarney). The LRT and Westbrook mall is less than a 10 minute walk away. The bathroom, in the home has been completely renovated and the bedrooms have fresh paint and new carpet. There are new appliances in the kitchen. As a roommate, everything in the house is available to you; dining table + chairs, new pots and pans, couch, tv, slow cooker, fire pit, BBQ, deck... If you have many personal belongings there is extra space in the house and storage areas for you to use.

  • This is a non-smoking and non-partying house.
  • Responsible male professionals and male students have preference.
  • No pets, couples or children please.
  • Rent is $500 per month plus 1/3 of utilities (electricity, internet & cable)
  • Because you’re getting paid for 2 weekends a month, you’re basically paying $40/month plus utilities. And you get to hang out with an awesome guy! Can’t get much better than that!!


Young person required to be supportive roommate for a young man with Down syndrome. General duties include: assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, preparation of dinners, ensuring that laundry and cleaning is done, and that young man is appropriately dressed and organized for his work and numerous activities and events. May be asked to drive occasionally to and from his activities.

Share two bedroom, two bath apartment in Edgemont (10 minute drive from the University and on a direct bus route to Dalhousie Station). Apartment has dishwasher and in-suite laundry, and is furnished (except for roommate’s bedroom which has a large walk-in closet as well as a private bath). Includes parking spot with plug-in, and amenities building with small swimming pool and fitness room. Must be patient & have a sense of humour.

Remuneration is free rent and utilities as well as a monthly stipend.

If interested please contact: Richard or Susan Sawka at 403-239-1930 or by email at sawkar@telus.net .

Adult Caregiver (Female) - Private home

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Part Time
shifts: Monday-Friday, total 25 hours per week.

Salary: $19.58 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Calgary, Alberta (1 vacancy)

Skill Requirements:
Education: Some high school, Completion of high school, College/Diploma, University/Post graduate degrees in relevant field

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): First Aid Certificate, Child care/Adult care certificate, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, Royal Life Saving Society, Canada (R.L.S.S.C.) certification

Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years

Language: English

Client/Adult's Age: 22 years (Female) Condition: Client has Down syndrome, Trisomy 21, having significant cognitive and developmental delays. She has unspecified mental health issues.

Experience working with Disable/Special Needs Adults; Person with a disability, Person with an intellectual disability, Person with a mental health disability

Work Setting: Employer's home

Specific Skills:
Supervise and care for children/adults with disabilities, bathe, dress and assist in mealtimes, prepare them for rest periods, read stories, tune up music etc.; organize activities such as games, arts and crafts and encourage and motivate client to engage in activities; able to manage musical devices like MPs, tablets, CD, DVD players and maintain those devices for clients use, help client in learning personal hygiene, female hygiene and social interaction and development, prepare and serve nutritious meals, shop for food and recreational supplies for clients, perform light housekeeping and cleaning relating to clients, assume full responsibility for household in absence of parents, maintain a safe and healthy environment for client at home and out of home, tend to emotional well-being of client, take client to program’s/activities as and when required, keep records of daily activities and health information regarding client; dedication & commitment in caring person with disability.

Security and Safety:
Enhanced reliability security clearance, confidential security clearance, Criminal record check, Child welfare check

Transportation/Travel Information: Own transportation, Own personal vehicle, Valid driver's licence

Other requirements:
Proficient in English, reference and criminal record checks will be required upon selection.

Work Location Information: Work in employer's/client's home

Essential Skills:
Reading text, Numeracy, Writing, Communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Significant use of memory

Employer: Rais Ahmed

How to Apply:
By Mail:
177 Harvest Gold Circle NE
Calgary, Alberta
T3K 4H4

By Fax: (403) 248-5041

By E-mail: raisah@telus.net

Advertise Until: 2015/02/28