Community Support Worker 2017
Lifetime Networks is a not for profit society that offers support to people with developmental disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and disabilities under the Autism Spectrum. We see a future where people with disabilities live safely in their communities, where they can fulfill their potential and enjoy lifelong friendships and support.
Ensures the well-being of individuals in the program and promotes their development. Key components of this job include assisting the individuals to meet their educational, social, recreational, and emotional goals in a manner that promotes their increased independence and inclusion as contributing members of their community. Addresses the physical and behavioural support needs of individuals in a manner that is respectful and follows Lifetime Networks policies and procedures.
The Community Support Worker reports directly to the Manager and the individual’s family
Assessment of participants’ strengths and preferences in relation to their independence and inclusion within the community. Provide assessment of opportunities for independence and inclusion based on strengths and abilities. Identification of potential support needs in relation to achieving independence and community inclusion.
Provide participants with education/skill training that will further independence and develop their ability to contribute to their community. Training areas to be addressed may include transportation training, social/communication skill development and work skill acquisition.
Identify and set up opportunities for adults to develop skills in activities of interest to them – that meet their identified goals.
Identify social, recreational and learning opportunities in the community that will meet the individual’s needs and match their individual interests. Develop and set up opportunities for individuals to participate in community through initiatives such as volunteering, working on joint projects with other community groups, etc.
Provide emotional support to individuals and monitor their well-being. Provide positive support and feedback. Provide participants with a positive role model, Advocate with the individual in support of their inclusion in the community.
Post- secondary certification related to support for people with developmental disabilities or related experience
Experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities
Experience organizing programs and objectives
Experience implementing programs to achieve objectives
Class 5 driver license and willingness to drive in the Greater Victoria area
Experience with Autism
Experience with behavioural support plans
Experience with seizures
Diabetes/Medical supports training an asset
SIVA an asset
Knowledge of Videogames
Ability to support more than one individual
Job Skills and Abilities:
Experience with Cooking
Good written and verbal reporting skills
Demonstrated ability to teach and work effectively with others in both group and one to one setting
Demonstrated ability to network effectively within the community
Knowledge of documenting and monitoring the progress of individuals
Good organization, time and general management skills
Good interpersonal communication skills
Ability to effectively and respectfully address the physical support needs of individuals
Demonstrated ability to use positive behaviour supports
Demonstrated ability to write accurate Critical Incident Reports
Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety standards and practices
Hours and Compensation: Hours may vary depending on the needs of the individual. MUST BE AVAILABLE WEEKENDS AND HAVE A CLASS 5 DRIVERS LICENSE WITH A RELIABLE VEHICLE!
$17.17 per hour to start
$17.51 after a four-month probation .
Must be willing to travel to the western communities. Langford, Sooke,Colwood