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Direct Support Worker for Adults with Autism

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Job Order #: 5622682

Employer Name:
Autism Services of Saskatoon Inc.
Posted Date:
16-May-2018
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
4
Employment Terms:
Full/Part Time
Education:
Grade 12
Experience:
0-6 Months
Apply By:
01-Jun-2018
How to Apply?:
E-mail Resume and Cover Letter to: adultsupportprograms@autismservices.ca

Application Information

Employer Name:
Autism Services of Saskatoon Inc.

Employer Address:
 
209 FAIRMONT DR
SASKATOON,SK
CANADA
S7M 5B8

Contact Email:
adultsupportprograms@autismservices.ca

Employer Website:
autismservices.ca



Description

Group Homes and Day Program
*These positions may fill before the application
deadline, please apply immediately*
-Must be available evenings and weekends-

*Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
*Valid driver's license and vehicle are required.
*PLEASE PROVIDE THREE REFERENCES ON YOUR
APPLICATION.
We are looking for enthusiastic, kind and patient
support staff to work with adult clients with
Autism.  Fun and flexible workplace with many
opportunities for training and advancement.

You must be willing to build a relationship with
the individuals we support, and understand that
you may experience challenging and stressful
situations.  Our primary focus is to support
adults in their homes in a respectful and creative environment.

Duties:
Assist adults with Autism with all aspects of daily living
Assist individuals with personal care (dressing,
bathing, toileting, etc.)
Accompany individuals on recreational outings and
to community events.
Assist with day to day activities in the home,
including cooking and cleaning
Assist in planning and implementing programs as
part of the core team.
Other duties as required.

Qualifications:
Experience working with individuals with special
needs or Autism is preferred. Leadership skills
are an asset, as well as Disability Support Worker certificate or equivalent.

Some post secondary education is an asset.
Training will be provided.

 

Skills and Abilities

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Security and Safety
 - Child abuse registry check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Type of Clientele
 - Persons with an intellectual disability
 - Persons with a mental health disability
Specific Skills
 - Aid clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene
 - Administer medications
 - Feed or assist in feeding
 - Administer bedside and personal care
 - Assist clients in water (i.e. pool)
 - Drive household vehicle
 - Perform light housekeeping and cleaning
 - Prepare, cook and serve meals
 - Provide companionship
 - Provide personal care
 - Teach homemaking or life skills
Essential Skills
 - Computer use
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own vehicle

 

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