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Developmental Worker (DW)

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Job Order #: 5652841

Employer Name:
Hope's Home Incorporated
Wage/Salary Info:
$14.55-$21.08/hour, depending on education/experience
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
Length of Employment:
Technical/Applied Science Diploma
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Hope's Home Incorporated

Contact Name:
Aimee Depko

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Shift Details: 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday. Shift times may vary. Must have experience working with children.
The Developmental Worker cares for children with diverse physical and mental needs and assists in the delivery of programming to facilitate the growth and development of all children at our daycare, including those with complex medical needs.
Completion of (at least) one of the following:
Education Assistant Program
Rehabilitation Worker Program
Recreational Therapist Program
- Kinesiology Degree- Adaptive Physical Activity
-    ECE Certificate
-    OR other relevant and applicable education with diverse needs, with minimum 1 year of experience.
- Able to handle physically demanding and challenging tasks
- Strong interpersonal and public relation skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent organizational skills
- Displays professionalism, leadership, awareness and appreciation of diversity
- Work as a team player and accountable in independent decision making
- Able to work effectively with different behavioral physical disorders
- Physical ability to maneuver equipment required by children (lifts, wheelchairs, standing frames, etc.)
Preference will be shown to those with the following:
- Ventilator experience/training
- Mandt System training
- Transfer, lifting, and reposition training
- Sign Language training
- Learning Language and Loving it Training
- Grade 12 and university students welcome. Experience with diverse needs is a must.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Computer use
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Oral communication
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
Additional Skills
 - Housekeeping activities
 - Sign language
Specific Skills
 - Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs
 - Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
 - Provide personal services support to persons with special needs
 - Implement behaviour management programs
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
Work Setting
 - Children's services facility
Ability to Supervise
 - 3-4 people
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Physically demanding
 - Work under pressure
Security and Safety
 - Child welfare check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Basic security clearance
Target Groups or Clients
 - Persons with learning disabilities
 - Persons with physical disabilities
 - Persons with intellectual disabilities
 - Persons who are blind/visually impaired
 - Persons who are deaf/hard of hearing
 - Children


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