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POSITION TITLE: Support Worker II - Residential Services
LOCATION OF POSITION: Union
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Manager of Residential Services
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Manager, and as a participating member of the team, the Support Worker II will assume a leadership role in providing direct support to the individuals with intellectual challenges supported in their respective locations. The support worker will encourage that all individuals who receive support from this agency are being guided to meet their needs and goals which will result in enriched experiences in friendship, independence and community inclusion. The support worker will demonstrate a positive approach during all interactions. All these supports are offered within the context of an effective personalized support plan, and are consistent with the Association’s goal and policies and all pertinent rules, regulations and legislation.
HOURS OF WORK:
As per Article 15 of the Collective Agreement.
As per Schedule A of the Collective Agreement
STATEMENT OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:
Advocating for others (Level 3) Adapts a presentation or discussion to appeal to the interest and level of others. Will anticipates the effect of one’s words or actions on others’ perceptions of himself/herself. Will take a well-thought-out dramatic or unusual action in order to have a specific impact. Anticipates and prepares for others’ reactions.
Collaboration (Level 3)-Encourages and empowers through crediting others who have performed well to make them feel strong and important. Demonstrates own commitment to important initiatives by actively contributing to the efforts of a team and by recognizing the contributions of other team members. Can be quick to provide guidance and support to new team members to help them learn and assists in encouraging their efforts when they become discouraged.
Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making (Level 3)-Breaks down problems into smaller components while identifying discrepancies, trends and interrelationships in data. Recognizes and acts on cause and effect relationships while dividing the issues into categories. Looks behind the face value of a set of facts; understands some of the less obvious implications while using their knowledge and/or experience to understand evaluate and solve issues.
Fostering independence in Others (Level 3)- Delegates routine tasks to individuals or employees while demonstrating trust by recognizing and acknowledging that others have the skills and abilities necessary to achieve goals. Supports others during transition of responsibility while monitoring to ensure tasks are completed successfully and provides feedback as appropriate.
Initiative (Level 3)-Thinks ahead and plans for contingencies and effectively prepares and organized resources and activities while making sure things are not left to chance by ensuring contingency plans are arranged to deal with last minute changes. Anticipates and prepares for problems that may interfere with work or attainment of results.
Interpersonal Relations & Respect (Level 3) effectively uses empathy by genuinely seeing things from another person’s perspective. Takes a careful read of the atmosphere to accurately anticipate how individuals and groups will react, and tailors their approach accordingly. Determines and uses the best response to calm an irate, upset or agitated individual who may find themselves in a stressful situation and sincerely cares for what people are experiencing. Consistently adjusts their behavior to enhance relationships and produces good results when working with others by displaying tact, cooperation, sensitivity and respect for the opinions and situations of others and their culture.
Resilience (Level 4)-They demonstrate ongoing commitment to complete routine tasks over the long term while managing their own stress accordingly. They stick with all tasks despite meeting frequent and/or repeated rejection/frustration throughout the process. They maintain positive demeanor and high levels of self-motivation whatever the circumstance while ensuring service providers, agencies and community partners continue to deliver the level of service agreed upon.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Daily: Sitting at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping or carrying light objects. Use of arms, hands or fingers in handling or manipulating objects. Repeated crouching and stretching. Operation of small appliances.
Occasionally: Unaided lifting of objects up to 30 lbs. (i.e. furniture/boxes).
Transferring individuals, support available if needed.
Able to perform emergency first aid up to and including CPR.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
Duties of SW II in regard to Health & Safety include but are not limited to
-work in compliance with the provisions of the OHS Act and regulations
-use or wear equipment, protective devices or clothing that the employer requires
-report to Manager the absence or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware
-report to the Manager any contravention of the OHS act or regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows
-bring forth any suggestions that would promote health and safety proactively within the work environment or within CL-FE
-be alert to health and safety dangers
-attend all scheduled training sessions
-assist in reducing lost time incidents
Job Type: Full-time