Under the direction of the Director of Disability Support Programs, the Rehabilitative Care Worker will provide a variety of supports for people with intellectual disabilities and long-term mental health challenges. They are responsible to the LPN Manager for all aspects of program development, implementation and evaluation, the supervision, and the daily support of the clients, and the maintenance of their well-being.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
· The Rehabilitative Care Worker (RCW) will support participants in learning skills necessary for activities of daily living in accordance with each client’s goals, objectives, and support plan. They will assist participants to learn and develop skills of interest. Develop, write, implement, and evaluate individual support plans, in consultation with the clients,RCWs will complete assessments, support plans and other reports as directed. They will assist/support clients to learn money management and budgeting skills, and keep accurate written records of participant care, goals, condition, and progress
RCWs will facilitate nutritional menu planning following special dietary requirements, meal preparation and grocery shopping. They will support and assist food preparation as appropriate.
RCWs will assist and support participants with household cleanliness and a safe environment for our participants and staff, including housekeeping and laundry duties. The degree of assistance provided will vary depending on the skill level of the participant.
As necessary, RCWs will transport clients to activities and events, with mileage payable at prevailing rates or use company van.
Judgement and Initiative:
· Must demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills and judgement with participants, staff, families, and other stakeholders.
· Must be flexible in dealing with changing or challenging situations, supports the needs of participants, presenting an attitude of respect, empathy and understanding.
· Must be a positive role model, encouraging good morale, demonstrating respect, and providing advocacy as needed.
· This is a position of trust in which most work is performed under indirect supervision.
· Personal integrity, initiative and good judgement are required.
· The ability to cooperate with other staff and work harmoniously as a member of a team is essential.
· Regular housekeeping, cooking, and housecleaning tasks. Recreational events. Must be physically and emotionally able to fulfill job requirements, including assisting clients with ambulation and personal care. Standing, walking, lifting, and working the night shift are involved.
· Much of the work is in the small option home. Some travel is included such as outside activities, events and appointments.
· While working with clients, may, from time to time, be exposed to behaviours such as physical and verbal abuse. Cuts, scrapes, chemical burns, cigarette smoke, or injuries, may result from routine housekeeping tasks. Pets and plants are part of the normal working environment.
· High school diploma
· Successful completion of the Disability Supports Program, Human Services 2-year diploma program and / or equivalent.
· Attainment of Core competencies as per Provincial standard for Rehabilitative Care Workers funded under DCS.
· Current Crisis Prevention Intervention certificate
· Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR
· Food Handlers
· Knowledge of Supportive Decision Making and the UN convention of Human Rights.
· Recent related job experience, including the development and implementation of individual support plans
· Good oral and written communication skills; ability to write clear reports and programs, and maintain accurate charts and records
Skills and Abilities:
· Staff are expected to have a sound knowledge of and be able to practice the principles of diversity and inclusion. Empathy with clients, warmth, patience, imagination, teaching ability, creativity, and a positive approach toward community integration, are all important requirements.
· Must be willing to attend in service education, seminars, workshops, other educational events, and participate in team meetings
Please note this is a CUPE position and salary is per the collective agreement.
We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible person, women, men, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
This posting is open to both internal and external applicants.