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Abe Miller Building

4912-53 Street, PO Box 981
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 920-2644
Fax: (867) 920-2348

Community Living Centre

4919-53 Street, PO Box 981
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 920-2644
Fax: (867) 669-7826

Literacy Outreach Centre

4509 Franklin Ave.
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Phone: (867) 873-0607
Fax: (867) 873-0160

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Job Openings

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JOBS:

  • Supported Living Workers (casual)

  • Home Lead (F/T)

  • Respite Worker (F/T)

  • Skills Training Facilitator (F/T)

For all positions, please send resume and a cover letter to:

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Position Title: Supported Living Worker

Purpose and Scope of Position: The Yellowknife Association for Community Living (Association) is a non-profit organization providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, assisting them in living meaningful lives in supportive communities.

The Supported Living Worker ensures the well-being of clients in all aspects of daily living including residential services. A key component of this job is to assist clients in their physical, social, emotional and life skills development.  This increases their independence and allows them to function appropriately in the community. The work includes:

  • Providing support to adults in care. Services provided include crisis intervention, behavior management, and life skills training, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment.
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating recreational, social, economic and/or educational activities for clients.
  • The Worker strives to create a positive and enjoyable atmosphere in order to encourage client participation in all aspects of life.
  • The Worker supports the independence of each client by not doing for them but doing with them.  Each client is encouraged to participate in all facets of daily life to the extent that they are able.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Aids clients to allow them to function more safely and independently in their own homes/program and in the community and facilitates physical, recreational, social and educational activities.

Direct Client Support (always based on the principle of promoting independence and encouraging the client to do as much as they can for themselves)

  • Assists and teaches clients daily life skills and/or behaviour management training.
  • Assists and teaches clients personal hygiene and grooming i.e. bathing, oral hygiene, and toileting. Depending on client, may assist with hygiene, grooming, dispensing and administering medication.
  • Assists and teaches clients basic cooking, meal planning and preparation. Assists clients with the preparation of meals, snacks, etc. with safe food handling and preparation, safety, and health standards.
  • With the Team Leader and the clients where possible, delivers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu designed to meet the needs of the clients, ensuring that meals are nutritious and satisfying.  May plan and help prepare special diets or special events meals in consultation with the organization’s program staff.
  • With the clients, purchases food items necessary for the preparation of meals.  Ensures purchases are within approved budget limits and ensures that inventories of food and other related items are maintained.
  • Assists clients as needed in attending appointments, work placements and other activities.
  • Ensures that all requirements are met to provide safe transportation.
  • Provides support and feedback to clients.
  • Acts as a positive role model for clients including modelling behaviours and household activities.
  • Encourages and facilitates the participation of individuals in a range of activities and programs, both within and outside the home.
  • Monitors clients’ well-being and works with the team leader to address issues.
  • Assists clients with therapeutic rehabilitation activities after receiving instruction.
  • Assists clients in cleaning rooms within their home:  washes walls; scrubs, cleans and vacuums floors; dusts furniture; cleans mirrors and windows.
  • Provides life skills training to clients.

Other:

  • Answer phone and/or in-person inquiries and routes to appropriate staff member if required.  Responds to routine queries with regard to the organization and services provided.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of internal fire regulations and procedures, and other emergency procedures.  Ensures health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements:

The following are required:

  • Relevant Post-secondary diploma
  • Current valid drivers licence with no major infractions on the driving record
  • Criminal record check
  • Ability to engage in activities including those involving lifting or pushing up to 30 pounds (including gardening, cleaning, yard maintenance)

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Position Title: Home Lead – Supported Living Services

Purpose and Scope of Position: The Yellowknife Association for Community Living (Association) is a non-profit organization providing services to individuals with disabilities and their families, assisting them in living meaningful lives in supportive communities. Supported Living Service supports individuals in their own homes with all aspects of daily living.

The Home Lead works closely for and with the Support Team Leader in ensuring the well-being of clients in all aspects of daily living including residential services. A key component of this job is to assist clients in their physical, social, emotional and life skills development.  This increases their independence and allows them to participate more fully in the community. The work includes:

  • Providing support to adults in care. Services provided include crisis intervention, behavior management, and life skills training, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment.
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating recreational, social, economic and/or educational activities for clients.

The Home Lead provides a consistent environment in situations where the Team Leader is based in another home.  The Home Lead assists the Team Leader in ensuring the consistent application of a philosophy that supports the independence of each client by not doing for them but doing with them.  Each client is encouraged to participate in all facets of daily life to the extent that they are able.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Documentation and Administration
  • Supervises and schedules staff in their assigned homes
  • May assist with new staff orientations
  • Assists with ongoing training of staff
  • Ensures staff are aware of client goals and strategies to achieve those goals
  • Implements Association policies and procedures
  • Completes the first draft of Client Quarterly reports
  • Completes incident reports as required and notify on call staff of incident
  • Completes Medical Appointment forms when needed and assists with appointments as requested by the Team Leader
  • Records all medication given on Medication Administration forms as required
  • Identifies medication renewals required and coordinates with the Team Leader.
  • Updates resident binders with changes or pertinent information on regular basis
  • Assists Team Leader in identifying potential problems or areas of challenge for clients
  • Completes log book during shift of residence activities
  • Reads and updates communication book
  • Monitors log and communication book and identifies issues or concern to Team Leader
  1. Direct Service (always based on the principle of promoting independence and encouraging the client to do as much as they can for themselves)
  • Assists and teaches clients daily life skills and/or behaviour management techiques
  • Assists and teaches clients personal hygiene and grooming i.e. bathing, oral hygiene, and toileting. Depending on client, may assist with hygiene, grooming, dispensing and administering medication
  • Assists and teaches clients basic cooking, meal planning and preparation. Assists clients, as needed with the preparation of meals, snacks, etc. with safe food handling and preparation, safety, and health standards
  • With the support staff and the clients where possible, assists with developing a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu designed to meet the needs of the clients, ensuring that meals are nutritious and satisfying. May plan and help prepare special diets or special event meals in consultation with the organization’s program staff
  • As requested, assists clients with grocery shopping necessary for meal preparation.
  • Ensures individual and household purchases are within approved budget limits.
  • Monitors inventory of food and other household items and identifies needs.
  • Assists clients as requested in attending appointments, work placements and other activities
  • Ensures that all requirements are met to provide safe transportation
  • Provides support and feedback to clients
  • Acts as a positive role model for clients
  • Encourages and facilitates the participation of individuals in a range of activities and programs, within and outside the home
  • Monitors clients’ well-being and works with the Team Leader to address issues
  • Assists clients with therapeutic rehabilitation activities as directed
  • Assists clients in cleaning rooms within their home: wash walls; scrub, clean and vacuum floors; dust furniture; clean mirrors and windows
  • Provides life skills training to clients
  • Ensures safety and health of residents
  • Assists residents with various activities without compromising independence
  • Assists Team Lead in monitoring and tracking residents’ finances and budgeting
  • Provides coverage in emergency situations
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Team Lead
  1. Programming
  • Identifies social, economic, physical, recreational and educational services and activities in the community that will meet clients’ needs
  • Participates in group planning and helps develop individual activity plans which focus on the needs of each client.
  • Monitors and evaluates clients’ progress in conjunction with the Team Leader. Provides feedback and support to fellow staff and clients. Provides suggestions for the modification of clients’ program plans.
  • Provides input to management with regard to service delivery and participates in service evaluations.
  1. Communication
  • Participates in case conferences internally, with other agencies and with professionals as required
  • Informs on-call staff of emergencies or anything that requires immediate attention
  • With the Team Leader, fosters positive working relationships with staff members.
  1. Other Duties

The Home Lead will be required to carry out other duties related to the Supported/Community Living Service or the Association, as assigned by the Manager of Supported Living Service.

Values, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Abilities to support adults with disabilities to live safely and with dignity in homes of their own
  • Clear understanding of Association mission statement and community inclusion
  • Ability to lead a multi-staff team
  • Ability to supervise delivery of service
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Understanding of northern and Aboriginal culture and language
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to manage crisis in a calm and confident manner
  • Positive, friendly, and self-confident
  • Honest and fair; cooperative and patient
  • Relevant Post-secondary Degree
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Successful criminal records check
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification

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Position Title: Respite Worker

Purpose of the Position: To provide the highest quality of respite care in accordance with Yellowknife Association for Community Living’s mission. Respite Care provides planned relief for families and the people with disabilities that they care for. Respite Workers carry out duties usually performed by the families in the day-to-day support of their loved ones with disabilities.

Role Responsibilities: The Family and Children Services Manager and the Families receiving respite support supervise the Respite Workers. All positions within the Respite Program report to the Family and Children Services Manager.

Service Responsibilities:

  • To ensure timely and thorough communication with families regarding periods of respite
  • To promote choice and decision making according to the needs and preferences of the individual and his/her family
  • To carry out activities that move toward mutually determined goals for each individual receiving respite support
  • To develop and participate in interesting and stimulating activities that are care recipient focused (in keeping with individual family preferences that are both in-home and community based)
  • To maintain a positive attitude with all participants and their families
  • To demonstrate flexibility and creativity in providing respite support to families
  • To follow all of Yellowknife Association for Community Living’s policies and procedures as outlined in the training program, orientation sessions, Policy Manual, and Respite Worker Resource Manual
  • To share with the Family and Children Services Manager, in a timely and thorough manner, any information affecting respite service
  • To work collaboratively with all people who support respite recipients and their families. This could include, but not limited to; Family and Children Services Manager, coworkers, and staff of the Yellowknife Association for Community Living
  • To complete the mandatory training program and necessary updates as required by Yellowknife Association for Community Living (First Aid and CPR, Criminal Record Check, vehicle insurance, etc)
  • To identify ways of meeting other professional or personal development needs in consultation with the Family and Children Services Manager
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates sound decision making skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Non-judgemental attitude and commitment to full community participation for people with disabilities
  • Ability to be flexible and creative
  • Knowledge of supporting the needs of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Common sense and the ability to make decisions in sometimes stressful situations that are based on the best interest of the Care Recipient

Note: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required for this position.

Attitudes:

  • Patient and cooperative
  • Positive and friendly
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Honest and fair
  • Self-confident
  • Open to change
  • Creative and flexible
  • Hardworking and dedicated
  • A team player
  • Respectful to care recipients, their families, employers, and colleagues
  • Passionate about respite support for people living with disabilities

Working Conditions

The Respite Worker would typically spend most of their time in the homes of Care Recipients or at community events/activities with Care Recipients. Physical requirements may vary depending on the disability of the Care Recipient and could include assistance with mobility, toileting, transferring from bed to chair, etc

Working with individuals with varying abilities requires attention to detail, ability to follow directions, as well as accurate listening skills.

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Position Title: Skills Training Facilitator

Purpose and Scope of Position: The Yellowknife Association for Community Living is a nonprofit organization providing services to clients with intellectual disabilities and their families, helping them to live meaningful lives in supportive communities.

This position is intrinsic to the operation of the Skills Training & Community Inclusion Service. The facilitator is part of a team providing support, guidance and experiential learning opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities who have communication and behavioral challenges. The service focus is employment-based skill development, life skills development, and community inclusion. Clients gain skills by completing community and business service contracts, and participating in literacy programming and life skills training. Through these experiences, clients improve their skill level, work towards achieving personal goals, and experience increased inclusion in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Works cooperatively with other staff to develop programming to meet the client’s needs as identified in goal plans and case management meetings
  2. Builds relationships with clients and assists those clients in identifying programming options to meet their employment, educational, social and personal goals
  1. Assists clients in working towards identified goalsKey Responsibilities (cont):
  2. Researches and recommends to Skills Training & Community Inclusion Manager cooperative planning activities that promote employment, participation in the community, address the needs and goals of the clients, strengthen social and community awareness and address safety issues;
  3. Supervises clients during programming
  4. Assists clients with personal care and hygiene needs;
  5. Prepares written reports of client goal plans, planning and other reports as required
  6. Ensures that the needs and rights of the client are of prime importance in all decisions
  7. Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the clients, Skills Training & Community Inclusion Service, and the Yellowknife Association for Community Living.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and skilled at providing support to clients with disabilities while increasing their inclusion and skill development
  • Knowledge of case management, assessment, development and implementation of individual goal plans
  • Understanding of personal boundaries and the necessary assertiveness to maintain and enforce boundaries
  • Ability to communicate with clients with intellectual disabilities
  • Ability to adjust support methods to meet the needs of clients and to increase skill and participation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team and to work with other agencies and community partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Basic computer skills including word processing and electronic mail
  • Ability to show initiative, flexibility, and practicality
  • Knowledge of and the ability to work with clients of varying cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to speak multiple languages in support of clients

Additional Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check
  • Driver’s License
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Some outdoor work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 23 kg