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Job Order #: 5593365

Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
$17.75/hour
Posted Date:
12-Oct-2017
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
2
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Education:
Grade 12
Experience:
0-6 Months
Apply By:
27-Oct-2017
How to Apply?:
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Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives Inc.

Employer Address:
 
308-115 2ND AVE N
SASKATOON,SK
CANADA
S7K2B1

Contact Name:
Jenny Lewis

Contact Email:
jennylewis@saionline.ca

Employer Website:
www.saionline.ca



Description

Saskatchewan Alternative Initiative (SAI) is a leader in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities in the areas of Home Support, Day Program and Semi-Independent Living.

We are currently looking for a full-time Support Person. Supports hours required include overnight and daytime support (including weekends).

Primary Role Focus

To work directly in a home, assisting individuals with disabilities in all areas of their life and providing support as needed to access community activities and develop a strong quality of life.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Provide direct support and lifestyle planning consistent with SAIs beliefs, values and Gentle Teaching philosophy.
Support to individuals may include:
- Participating in an ongoing satisfaction evaluation of the individuals served.
- Assisting individuals in problem solving or decision making.
- Providing assistance to individuals in completing daily tasks.
- Sharing and/or developing options for community involvement or employment.
- Participating in team meetings and providing input, suggestions or ideas.
- Administering medication as required in a manner consistent with SAI policy and procedures.
- Liaising with health care professionals as needed.
- Completing team evaluations and other required paperwork.
- Being on-call for the Team Leader as needed.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Strong organizational and communication skills.
Strong team work and collaboration.
First Aid/CPR Level C
Working knowledge of the following is an asset:
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention Techniques
- Augmentative Communication
Previous experience providing direct hands-on support for people with disabilities is an asset.
Related post-secondary education is an asset.
Direct experience or knowledge in Gentle Teaching is an asset.

*A clear criminal records check, valid drivers license and ability to use your own vehicle is required.

 

Skills and Abilities

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Security and Safety
 - Driving record check (abstract)
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Type of Clientele
 - Persons with an intellectual disability
Specific Skills
 - Administer medications
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Critical thinking
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Own vehicle
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
Work Location Information
 - Various locations
 - Work in employer's/client's home

 

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