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Design Group Part-time Support Worker Part Time in Calgary, AB

Design Group

Branch Calgary AB CA

Position:
Part-time Support Worker
Location:
Calgary, AB

*Job Description: Part-time Support Worker* *New graduates and fourth-year students* who are *interested in mental health* are welcome to apply for this part

Job Description: Part-time Support Worker

New graduates and fourth-year students who are interested in mental health are welcome to apply for this part-time, in-home innovative opportunity!

You will bring your excellent relationship and communication skills to your work with a young person who is experiencing an eating disorder and requires in-home psychosocial support and coaching. You will focus on creatively empowering this young person to regain independence; for example, by helping them reconnect to their life goals. You will transport and accompany (as appropriate) this person to their social and recreational activities as well as to some appointments. Your work will include meal support, meal preparation and/or meal preparation supervision as well as activity and socialization support, coaching, and involvement. The work will be of gradually decreasing intensity over the course of months.

This position:

  • Is suitable for new graduates and fourth year students from programs such as Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, and other related fields, and for those who are interested in working with people experiencing mental health challenges
  • Is short term (estimated 3-6 months)
  • Involves daytime hours, ranging from 20-30 hrs/week
  • Has the potential for flexible hours during the day between 0800-1800
  • Includes mileage (excludes transportation to and from work)

Qualifications:

  • Degree (completed or in progress) in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or other related field
  • Where eligible, active registration and practice permit with corresponding college and/or association required
  • Interest and/or experience in mental health and milieu therapy, preferred
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills
  • Capable of offering compassion, gentleness, and steadfastness
  • Optimistic attitude and healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • Able to focus on strengths while empowering independence
  • Capacity to work independently with an individualized plan of care
  • Interest in yoga, meditation, crafts, and art
  • Copies of Valid Alberta Driver’s license and clear Drivers Abstract Record and insured, functional vehicle
  • Copy of current First Aid and CPR, preferred
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Calgary, AB

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Support Care: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s Licence

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-10
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