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ASL Fluent Worker

About the Position

Part-time hours: 7 hr/week – Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, and Fridays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.00-$22.00 per hour (depending on candidate’s experience)

Building Bridges Community Support is looking for a worker who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Female worker is preferred. Worker can be hearing, deaf or hard of hearing, as long as they are fluent.

Only candidates who can demonstrate they are fluent in ASL will be considered for this position.

* MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED OR HAVE AN EXEMPTION (this is CLBC’s mandate for all support workers).

Experience working with people with autism is preferred. If the candidate meets our minimum requirements for hiring, there may be the potential for additional hours with other individuals.

Pay is on a sliding scale and will be determined based on the experience of the successful candidate, with a raise at the successful completion of their probationary period.

 

Requirements for this position:

(These are the minimum requirements that MUST be met to be considered as a candidate)

  • Fluent in ASL
  • Fully vaccinated or valid exemption
  • Willingness to accompany the individual on HandyDart
  • Up to date first aid
  • Criminal record check
  • Medical competency letter from a doctor

Assets:

  • Diploma/degree in related field (Behaviour Intervention, Community Support Worker, Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Education, etc.)
  • Experience working with people with diverse abilities, autism or other neurodivergences, mental health challenges, dementia, etc.
  • Trauma informed
  • Non-violent crisis intervention certificate, or other related training
  • Awareness and open mindedness around gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Working knowledge of community resources available for people with diverse abilities, and how to access them

Duties

  • Accompany the participant to her work and volunteer placements.
  • Develop trusting relationships with participants in order to provide the best support possible.
  • Assist participants in developing person centred goals and a clear plan of how to work towards those goals collaboratively, including their support networks in the process.
  • Maintain daily records of activities and progress towards goals. Submit year end summary reports.
  • Help with daily routines, chores around the house, cooking, etc, in a way that offers lots of choices and fosters increased independence.
  • Take participants on outings around the community and find ways for them to be a part of the community.
  • Help increase the participants’ social network and opportunities for social interactions.
  • Work in collaboration with the family and other professionals, if applicable, to make sure there is consistency in care/support, and ensure the participants’ needs are being met.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, including good personal boundaries and clear, objective, and respectful communication.
  • Manage challenging behaviours in a calm, respectful, and dignified manner.
  • Aid participants in accessing community resources and referrals as needed.
  • Advocate for the needs of the participants.
  • Have good time management skills and be able to maintain their own schedule with little supervision.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and training

COVID-19 considerations:
Workers must be fully vaccinated or have an exemption. Masks are recommended in the homes and vehicles. A budget is provided for PPE. Some remote services are also offered if participants are willing, during times of illness and isolation. Clear COVID policies are in place.

Deadline

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