Behaviour Support Worker

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Job title: Behaviour Support Worker

Company: VHA Home HealthCare

Job description: VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) is one of the largest not-for-profit home care providers in Ontario. Our team is made up of close to 3,000 caring and committed professionals who love what they do. Our providers tell us: “Home care is where I can truly make a difference. There is such a sense of accomplishment from helping people live independently at home.” Our teams work together to provide high quality, client-centred care to those who need it most in their homes, schools, retirement homes and other community settings. Many of our team members manage their own schedules in the community and they say, “The freedom and flexibility can’t be beat.” Providers form meaningful bonds with the clients and families they serve over time and are supported by a diverse regional team and beneficial home office programs. Team members tell us “I love the inclusive culture. I feel welcome and at home.”View more comments from our clients and their family members.Pay Range21.66- 23.32The Behavioural Support Worker position is responsible for providing direct support to clients/families that meet the criteria for VHA Home HealthCare and partners. This program is designed to support families in need of respite care for their children/youth with autism spectrum disorder and/or Neurodevelopmental conditions. In this role you will be dealing with children and youth referred to the program who may have a range of extensive behavioral, developmental, mental health, medical needs and social vulnerabilities by providing respite relief to parents/families directly in the family home.Key Areas of AccountabilityThe Behavioural Support Worker will be planning and implementing activities according to the individualized care plan that meets the person’s recreational, and leisure needs while maintaining a safe environment. They will also be required to participate in collaborative care meetings with the interdisciplinary team, the client (where appropriate) and the client’s caregivers at various intervals. Behaviour support workers assist our clients with, but not limited to:

  • Provides direct care to children/youth up to 18 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Neurodevelopmental conditions in home settings
  • Administers and records prescribed medication as per instructions from a medical practitioner and follows the agency’s Medication Policies and Procedures.
  • Assists clients with personal care and hygiene as necessary. This may include prompting members to complete their personal care or hygiene, encouraging independence, assistance with personal hygiene, feeding, dressing and position change, as well as care, maintenance and use of any equipment required
  • Implementing behavioural strategies as per the Behavioural Support Plan (BSP)
  • Completes all required documentation and maintains regular up to date case notes in compliance with VHA standards.
  • Maintain program data and reports as required as part of the program evaluation and maintaining program quality
  • Conducts daily assessment of client needs and consults with family prior to shift to learn about relevant information for care of client

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in a health-related field, such as Social Work/Social Service Work, Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Service Worker.
  • CPR, First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (NVCPI) certification required.
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience will be ideal. NEW GRADS are welcome to apply.
  • Experience working directly with children and/or youth with significant needs and challenges affecting social, emotional, behavioral, communicative and/or developmental functioning.
  • G License and driving is mandatory.

What makes VHA’s compensation unique?

  • Benefits and pension plan for permanent eligible employees
  • Compensation for education and professional development
  • VHA is a leading learning organization so we can provide you with comprehensive orientation and training at the start and throughout your career
  • Mentorship and peer support
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Wellness resources
  • Perks & discounts
  • Staff & service provider events

Accommodation and VHA’s commitment to DEIAt VHA Home HealthCare (VHA), we passionately strive to uphold our commitments to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We champion inclusion and diversity in all parts of our organization and are strong believers that a diverse workforce is key to the ongoing and future success of VHA. We aim to review all applicants with fair and unbiased recruitment practices where opportunities are presented based on merits, skills, and experience. VHA is committed to providing reasonable accommodation and our services are accessible and sensitive to the needs of diverse groups. If you require any accommodation, please let us know in advance as we are happy to comply.How to Apply?Our online application should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.VHA is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada; an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization designate; and a founding member agency of United Way Greater Toronto.Thank you to everyone who applies. We will review applications as they are received. We’ll only be contacting those selected for further discussion.In every role and at every level, we lead with purpose, build bonds that matter, and we’re passionate about providing spectacular care.

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Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Sun, 07 Jul 2024 22:13:02 GMT

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