Residential Support Workers - Part Time & Casual
Posted on January 2, 2019. Region: Morden & Winkler, MB
Turning Leaf Is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing helpful services to those experiencing intellectual challenges and mental illness. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to utilize their experience and skills to move the organization to the next level!
Turning Leaf Community Support Services Inc. Residential Support Services are designed to provide 24 hour, in facility, person-centered supports to adults living with an intellectual challenge or mental illness.
Reporting to the Residential Supervisors and the Residential Team Lead, the Residential Support Worker will provide our person-centered supports to participants who live in Turning Leaf’s residential facilities. Residential Support Workers will work directly with our participants in helping set goals and making healthy life choices. Residential Support Workers will work closely with the Residential Supervisor and the Residential Team Lead to observe, plan, implement and execute programs and activities that promote and encourage learning and development in daily living, social and life skills.
Cover letter and updated resume.
18 years of age or older.
Available anytime 15 – 25 hours per week (Part time).
Available anytime 35+ hours per week (Full time).
Clear Criminal Record Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check (no older than 3 months).
Vulnerable Persons Act certification and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
Valid First Aid/CPR certification.
Completion of a Post-Secondary education in Human Services (Certificate, Diploma or Degree) is considered an asset.
Two years related work experience is considered an asset.
Excellent ability to write detailed reports.
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities in a professional and timely manner.
Consistency with processes and daily tasks.
Self-starter and proactive approach in resolving problems and issues.
Excellent ability to articulate the consequences of behaviours and decisions.
Nonreactive and the ability to know when it is appropriate to intervene.
Ability to diffuse highly sexualized behaviours.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Person-centered approach to participants and staff.
Ability to interact with all levels of personnel. Treat all with dignity and respect. Open and receptive to people’s needs.
Strong ability to communicate effectively with individuals presenting with a variety of communication abilities and limitations.
Experience effectively navigating through potentially high risk situations through verbal de-escalation techniques, and the ability to stay calm in potentially highly stressful or violent situations.
Knowledge of behaviour modification, supportive communication and the stages of change.
Experience working with individuals struggling with addictions.
Experience working with individuals with FASD, Schizophrenia, ODD, ARND and antisocial behaviours who need guidance with appropriate emotional and physical boundaries.
Residential Support Worker Benefits:
GRRSP program (optional).
Paid training (First Aid/CPR, NVCI, VPA etc…).
EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
Job type: Part-time