Community Disability Workers/Community Support Workers/Relief Workers

Independent Advocacy - Edmonton, AB (11 months ago)

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Providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities, complex behaviours, and mental illness. Join us in helping persons with disabilities live and participate in the community!

Positions Available:

  • Community Disability Practitioner
  • Community Support Worker
  • Relief Workers

Why IA ?

  • Non-institutional Environment.
  • Flexible Hours (weekends, weekdays, days and nights).
  • Comprehensive Benefits (LTD, Health and Dental, EAP etc.) for eligible staff.
  • Opportunity for Advancement.
  • On-site Training

Job Duties:

  • Work independently and within a team with individuals who require support on a 24 hour basis. Level of needs of the individuals will differ from person to person, so the staff member must be adaptable to their specific needs.
  • Build a supportive, professional relationship with the individual and their support network/significant others.
  • Assist individuals to create and maintain a network of supports, with an emphasis on natural supports that they can access.
  • Maximize the individual's level of independence.
  • Ensure the utmost confidentiality at all times.
  • Be aware and implement various forms of communication with the individual.
  • Increase awareness for available services and resources to the individual, assist in accessing them.
  • Assist with the individual's concerns and needs not identified in the individual's plan as they arise.
  • Monitor competence in self and assisting the individual's.
  • Be familiar with the policies and procedures manual on a continual basis.
  • Adhere to agency Code of Ethics and Agreement of Confidentiality.
  • Be familiar with the individuals’ service and care plans, planned positive approaches, and restrictive procedure documents and how to implement.
  • Be responsible for the quality of service offered to the individuals under your care.
  • Increasing inclusion in the community.
  • Role model and teach life skills.
  • Be aware of health practices and increase your awareness about issues that may be detrimental to the individual's well-being.
  • Critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Increasing knowledge pertaining to the individuals’ legal rights and responsibilities; teach this to the individuals where possible.
  • Perform a high level of personal care for the individual(s) with dignity respect and privacy at all times.
  • Use safety and approved transfer techniques. E.g. Mechanical lifts where required as per policy.


Job Title Synonyms: Community Support Worker, Care Giver, Community Resource Practitioner, Outreach Worker, Disability Support Worker, Crisis Intervention Worker, Rehabilitation Services Coordinator, Case Worker

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour