Community Disability Services Worker

WIN is a great place to build your career serving people with disabilities

Current Employment Opportunities

Community Disability Services Worker – Full Time, Casual and Respite

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Various Positions for Community Disability Services Workers: Supporting adults or children in various settings.

These positions include evening and weekend hours.

We prefer directly related education in Disability or Human Services. We will consider a relevant background of education and/or experience.

The successful applicants will receive on-the-job training.

Wage rates are based on education and experience.

WIN offers an excellent benefit package for part time and full time positions, including health, dental, vision care, best doctors, shift premiums, employer-paid RRSP as well as other benefits.

Westlock Independence Network
10164 -107 Street
Westlock, Alberta T7P 1X3

Fax: 780-349-3269
E-mail: win@winab.org

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Government Cut Backs and WIN




If you’ve been watching the news lately, you have probably heard that WIN could lose more than $400,000 in funding dollars as a result of the latest cutbacks the Alberta Government is planning. There is considerable confusion about the cut backs that are to be implemented July 1, 2013.



What will this mean for WIN and the people we serve? This is a question that many are asking. Please visit the links below to learn more about this crisis situation and what you can do to help.

WIN facing $400,000 reduction

PDD service providers dealing with $9 million in budget cuts



Westlock News Article – Tuesday, May 21, 2013



Province steps back on disability services cuts

CTV News -May 18, 2013




Following a protest held at the legislature, an announcement came that indicated that the government may be reconsidering… click the image to see the news story.





It turned out that the reports of the government reconsidering the cuts was grossly over stated.  The following story indicates that the reconsideration comment was little more than a tactic to stop protesters, thereby reducing public awareness:

PDD cuts ‘moving forward’ despite protests

Tories deny plan to reduce funding is under review

By Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald May 22, 2013




“This transition will ensure that persons with disabilities who can work, and who want to work, will have the supports to help them do so,” said Solicitor General Frank Oberle last week. Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald




Read more: The Calgary Herald





People are rallying together to let the government know that these cuts are not acceptable to Albertans.  Many of our clients are not able to speak for themselves, and are dependent upon us to speak for them.  If you would like to have your voice heard on behalf of disabled people, please consider signing the petition at the link below.  Be sure to like and share the link to help collect the 10,000 signatures:



http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/reverse-cuts-to-pdd-in-alberta/





Upcoming Events:

Block the Party – May 25, 2013 – this sounds like a must not miss family event!



http://pialberta.org/content/block-party






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Is Disability Services the Right Career Choice For You?

The videos listed below will provide insight into various types of services you may provide as a front line worker in the Disability Services field. Click on a title to view the video.

Supported Living – 24 Hour Support

Employment Support

Transitions/Outreach Support

Group Home Support

 

See Current Job Postings at WIN

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Fish Philosophy

We Work Within the FISH Philosophy!

What’s The FISH! Philosophy about?

The FISH! Philosophy was inspired by a business that is world famous for its incredible energy and commitment to service—the Pike Place Fish Market. We studied the fishmongers and identified four simple practices that help anyone bring new energy and commitment to their work.






Organizations around the world are using the FISH! Philosophy to:
• Provide amazing service that makes customers want to come back again and again.
• Build a culture where employees love to give their best every day.
• Build effective leaders who inspire through their example.
• Improve teamwork and build trust.

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