• Community Resource Worker, Summer Student Calgary
  • DDRC in Calgary, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Are you looking for a great opportunity to build your career? Are you a candidate that is passionate, self-motivated, patient and has a positive attitude, and are looking to support individuals to meet their Quality of Life goals through meaningful and creative supports?

If yes, take a look at the opportunity below.

About Us

The DDRC is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization that began in 1952. We offer programs and resources for children and adults with developmental disabilities, their friends and family, and other members of the community. The DDRC employee’s role model the DDRC mission - “DDRC promotes awareness and supports communities to include persons with developmental disabilities, thereby strengthening communities for all citizens.” If you believe in the DDRC's mission and values, we would welcome you to our team.

What The Role Provides You

The DDRC hires passionate, driven individuals who live our values and can work independently. We offer a variety of... roles, competitive benefits, and a culture that supports work/life balance.

We offer semi-fixed schedules that may change based on clients needs, paid training, development, coaching, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), WCB, free parking, statutory holidays, and Agency complimentary hours off per year.

As a Community Resource Worker, you would engage in enjoyable community activities, build meaningful relationships, and make a positive impact on individual’s and their family’s lives.

Key Responsibilities
• Facilitate and support clients in implementing and evaluating personal plans and goals
• Identify progressive steps towards identified roles and goals
• Provide an engaging and positive environment for clients
• Team development within individual team, across teams, inter-agency, intra-agency, and the community
• Provide personal care, as needed
• Provide behaviour support and follow outlined behaviour plans, as required
• Provide support with community inclusion including accompanying adults to registered recreational or social activities; foster positive relationships within the community
• Support clients in accessing resources regarding augmentative communication, if required
• Facilitate the development of relationships and natural supports
• Attend all required workshops and re-certifications
• Complete any required documentation within outlined timeframes (e.g., Case Notes, Medical Administration Reports, Incident Reports, Timesheets, etc.)
• Attend all required meetings and planning sessions, as requested
• Ensure full understanding and working knowledge of the ‘Community Resource Worker Position Profile’
• Maintain awareness of and adherence to Agency policies and procedures; work in accordance with Creating Excellence Together (CET) Accreditation Standards

What You Bring To The Role
• Disabilities studies certificate/diploma or similar education or equivalent experience, with a minimum Grade 12 High School Diploma
• Current Standard First Aid CPR/AED – Level C is required
• Driver’s license (and vehicle) are considered assets
• Proficiency in MS Office and Outlook
• Excellent written and oral communication
• Participate in self-development activities to ensure ongoing learning and maintain high standards of professionalism
• Knowledge of or experience in community inclusion
• Ability to provide support to adult clients
• Ability to identify issues requiring advocacy and advocate on behalf of clients and people with disabilities in general
• Ability to coordinate and access appropriate services and supports with clients
• Experience providing personal care
• Lift and transfer experience an asset
• Experience supporting clients with challenging behaviours

Personal Qualities
• Demonstrates values consistent with the DDRC mission
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Takes accountability for work performance
• Remains current on all mandatory certifications
• Sensitivity to issues related to vulnerable individuals
• Ability to display creativity and responsiveness in supporting clients to achieve their goals
• Proven time management and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
• Commitment in supporting clients to explore and fulfill their full potential
• Demonstrating inclusion and advocacy

Working Conditions
• Travel to all quadrants and communities with Calgary City Limits year round
• Working independently within both the community and client homes
• Attending team meetings and other commitments within the DDRC office

Ddrc Values
• We value diversity;
• We believe individuals have a right to explore and fulfill their potentials;
• We recognize the need for accountability and responsibility; and
• We foster an environment of respect, acceptance, accessibility, and interdependence
Calgary AB


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