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Source: LocalWork.ca Listed: Sunday 26 February, 2023
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Venture Training 
Support Worker 
Position Title: 1:1 Support Worker Program: Community Inclusion Position Reports to: Program Coordinator Position Classification: Community Support Worker Grid Level: 10 New Revised No Changes Job Summary: The 1:1 Support Worker ensures the well-being of participants in their community and promotes their development and independence. A key component of this job is to support participants in their physical, social, vocational, emotional, and daily life skills development. This increases their independence and allows them to function to their maximum potential in their home and community. Services provided include life skills training, crisis intervention, and behavior management whether on a one-to one basis or in a group environment. The Worker implements and evaluates recreational, social, and educational activities for participants involved in the daily living and person-centered plans. Activities may take place within the organization s facilities or in the community. The Support Worker strives to create a stable, consistent, interactive, and enjoyable atmosphere in order to encourage individual participation in daily activities. Required to work independently with clients who exhibit a wide range of behaviors and may experience emotional distress. Reports to: Program Coordinator Key Duties and Responsibilities: Job Function #1: Participant Responsibilities Upholds the philosophies of VDACL and initiates development of policies and procedures related to participant s program. Assures confidentiality in the home and in the community. Acts as an appropriate role model, modeling behavior that is desired for the participant at all times. Follow participant s behavior plans, safety plans, protocols, and approaches at all times. Instructs, supervises, and assists participant in the development of daily living skills (including but not limited to leisure, time, and money management, good health, safety, work and social skills and habit development). Encourages and facilitates the participation of individual in their home program. Creates a consistent, relaxing, and interactive atmosphere based on participants needs at all times. Support individuals with the opportunity to participate in integrated community activities with an appropriate mix of educational, vocational, and recreational involvement. Assist participants in the development of personal networks as developed through their Person-Centered Plan. Organizes physical, recreational, educational activities. Support and guide participants with all aspects of personal care, medical issues, and personal safety. Co-ordinate/provide for the participant s transportation needs within the program. Participate within the team model regarding assessment, goal setting and program planning for each individual and to document, implement and evaluate programs as required. Facilitate immediate treatment in the case of illness or accident. Administer and record medications in accordance with guidelines, and to ensure that all prescribed medications are consumed by participants according to schedule. Monitor health needs including the practice of preventive safety and health care techniques. Assists with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any difficulties to the Program Coordinator. Provides emotional support and feedback to participant and their stakeholders. Job Function #2: Program Duties Works effectively as a member of a team, including being open to providing and accepting feedback. Provides input regarding the development of appropriate program plans to achieve participants objectives. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of new trends in activities for programming. Maintains awareness of any problems (medical, behavioral, or other) experienced by participant and informs the Program Coordinator. Develops and maintains positive relationships with coworkers, families, caregivers, employers, neighbors, local merchants and other members of the community, agencies etc. Participates in various participant-focused activities in accordance with care plans, safety plans, behavior plans and approaches. Recognizes, analyzes, and deals with potential emergency situations such as participants aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the participant and/or the public. Reports problems to the Program Coordinator. Completes proper documentation to provide to funding agent, association, and behaviour specialists. Implements and follows up on participants health and behavior protocols Ensures that all maintenance/safety needs, including equipment, supplies, and building concerns are reported to the Program Coordinator, as appropriate and in a timely fashion. Aware of all exits, emergency and disaster procedures, emergency numbers and the location and operation of fire extinguishers, ensure that all safety procedures are followed. Performs other related housekeeping duties as required to maintain and enhance a clean and safe environment for the participants. Job Function #3: Administrative Duties Keep accurate records and read all relevant information in communication books and personal files on a daily basis. Documents in Sharevision at the end of every shift regarding participants daily activities, progress, goals, and behavior concerns. Document on Incident Reports as per CLBC requirements. Responsible for proper financial record keeping and accounting for program funds (i.e., petty cash) and submitting these records to the supervisor as required. Completes medication forms and follows medication procedures. Understands the defined role, scope, and limitations of a Community Support Worker in the wider spectrum of social services. Qualifications: Education, Training, and Experience Completion of Special Needs Course or equivalent* One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience Class 5 Driver s License and Clean Driving Record 3 million liability Business Class insurance Valid First Aid Certificate Level 1 Satisfactory Criminal Records Check Food Safe Certificate Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - CPI, Mandt, etc. Proof of Covid 19 Vaccinations Job Skills: Work independently with clients who exhibit a wide range of behaviours and experience emotional stress. Good written and verbal reporting skills. Must be competent on computers as all documentation must be completed on Sharevision. Demonstrated ability to teach and work effectively with others in both group and one to one setting. Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of the field Good organization, time, and general management skills Good interpersonal, behaviour and communication skills Performs effective conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques. Possesses both assertiveness and tact when offering cues and reminders. Notices behaviour, body language, verbal and non-verbal cues that suggest possible anxiety and aggression. Remains calm, professional, and supportive when dealing with challenging behaviours and disruptive conduct. Be a positive role model at all times. Additional A high level of physical fitness is required since direct delivery of program activities Information: may involve standing, walking, bending, lifting, etc. This position may be required to work outside normal working hours and/or outside the organization's facilities depending upon the type of activity scheduled. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. Each employee is responsible for knowing and following Association Policies and Procedures. *An acceptable combination of education and experience may be accepted. Apply at hr@vdacl.ca or follow the link on our Careers page on our website www.vdacl.ca To meet us in person, please come and see us at The Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Event. - Free Admission - Bring Your Resume Thursday March 30th, 2023 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Coast Capri Hotel 1171 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC. (1152679h)

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