Community Support Worker

Posting #: 11-083

Status: Open

Program #: 11

Posting date: 02-12-2011

Closing date: 15-12-2011

Classification: Permanent part-time

Program: SB

Highlights: The individual who requires support is a young intelligent woman with a sense of humor, and commited supportive staff and family. She lives in a wheelchair assessible home in a secure & friendly Housing Co-op. She likes swimming and sailing. She owns a friendly cat. She requires assistance with her mobility, transferring, communication and feeding.

Location: South Van - Champlain Heights

Reports to: Program Manager

Rate of pay: As per current pay scale

Probation: 3 months

Driving requirements: Driver's license (Class 5), Driver's license (Class 4), You have two months from the start of your position to get your Class 4 Drivers' License.

Special training or experience required: You will be trained by our Vinge Nurse, and our staff, and by the individual you are supporting.

Preferred training or experience: The successful candidate for this position will have a calm demeanor. She'll have ways of managing her own stress so that it does not get brought to the work place (the individual's home). Communication is augmented by use of an pictoral symbol book, and by learning eye cues and body language. Personal care is required. Training for this, and all aspects of SB's care is part of orientation.

Expected hours of work: 18.5 hours/wk Tues 15:30-19:00. Fri 7:30-14:30. Sat 8:30-4:30

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