Casual Residential Aide - Inuvik, NWT

$34.50/hour + $5.50/hour Northern Allowance - Residential Aide
Ref: 89 Date Posted: Friday 16 Sep 2022
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Are you interested in making an impact on the lives of vulnerable people in a group home setting? If this sounds interesting, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

About Shift

Just a quick drive from Halifax and nestled on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay you will find an oasis of innovation and fun. Shift. We are experience makers. As managers of some of Canada’s most northern adult and youth care facilities, we are a company built around helping people discover their greatness. 

About this Position

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Residential Aide participates in the development and implementation of personalized care plans for each resident. They provide programming based on unique physical, mental, and emotional needs as well as ensure the safety and efficient operation of the group home. Duties include:

  • Build healthy relationships with clients in the residence in particular by demonstrating interest in the individual, positive reinforcement for behaviours, building self-esteem and negotiating focused goals
  • Work with each client to assist in identifying/assessing their strengths and needs
  • Assist clients in the residence in developing daily routines
  • Follow individualized care plans and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the Annual Care Plans
  • Maintain a safe environment through safety inspections, emergency procedures, crisis intervention techniques, etc.
  • Perform organizational duties through completing documentation, administrative duties, and managing workload appropriately
  • When required, provide assistance with personal care and hygiene
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of therapeutic life skills, recreational, and cultural programming
  • Provide crisis interventions with clients as appropriate

Your Skills & Abilities

  • A team player capable of working well within a team and independently
  • High level of organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and Microsoft Windows software 
  • Comfortable working with adults requiring complex care
  • Ability to initiate, develop and deliver programming
  • Knowledge of Inuvialuit and Gwich'in culture is an asset
  • An understanding of the intergenerational and gendered impacts of residential schooling

Your Qualifications

  • Minimum of grade 12 education
  • 1+ years within a related field is considered a strong asset
  • Class 5 driver’s license and a clear driver’s abstract
  • Standard First Aid/CPR, NVCI, ASIST, and Food Handler Certification preferred or willingness to obtain training/certifications upon hire
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector screening, up to date immunization record including proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

Employment Specifics & Compensation

  • Located in Inuvik, NWT
  • Casual shifts available
  • $34.50/hour + $5.50/hour Northern Allowance

More About Us

Shift is a specialized care operator. Founded in 2011, our organization has developed a unique model for the management and staffing of complex care facilities in some of Canada's most remote locations. With a strong focus on supporting children & youth, we incorporate cultural and on-the-land opportunities, paired with experiential learning and trauma-informed care. Our programs in Nunavut and NWT are driven by a leading team of professionals from across the country.