Adult Relief Proprietor

REPORTING TO: Adult Proprietorship and Individual Lifestyles (I.L.S.) Coordinator


MISSION STATEMENT: The Parkland Community Living and Supports Society exists to improve the quality of life of the disabled through individual choice, dignity and rights.

    Under the general direction of the Adult Proprietorship and Individual Lifestyles (I.L.S.) Coordinator, the Adult Relief Proprietor: provides the Individual in Service with a stable, supportive home environment which is conducive to positive development and personal growth; promotes, advances, empowers and supports the Individual in Service's wellness in all aspects of life; encourages and facilitates the Individual in Service to engage in meaningful community involvement; participates in the production of reports and records for the Individual in Service; and facilitates the daily and routine activities of the Individual in Service.
    Under the general direction of the Adult Proprietorship and I.L.S. Coordinator, the incumbent in this position will be required to:
    1. Promote and support the overall wellness of each consumer in the areas of health, emotions, sexuality, and spirituality by:
      • encouraging, assisting or if required supervising personal hygiene
      • encouraging, and participating in nutritious meal preparation
      • encouraging, assisting and supervising the proper use of medications
      • monitoring and accepting responsibility for the Individual in Service's attendance at medical, dental, and specialist appointments and therapies
      • encouraging, supervising and assisting in the safe operation of household appliances, equipment, etc.
      • recognizing and responding to the Individual in Service's emotional needs in a positive compassionate manner
      • assisting Individual in Service in developing meaningful and appropriate relationships
      • providing support and understanding in consultation with Individual in Service and guardian in the area of sexual expression
      • recognizing the different types of abuse and following Abuse Protocol
      • providing support and understanding in consultation with Individual in Service and guardian in the area of spirituality
        • ensuring the Individual has a positive home environment in which to live
        • advocating on behalf of the Individual
    2. Encourage and facilitate the consumer to engage in meaningful community involvement by:
      • participating in the identification of each Individual in Service's likes/dislikes and needs in the area of personal development
      • facilitating and supporting the Individual in Service in becoming more aware of the community
      • ensuring supervision and safety needs of the Individual in Service are met while in their home or in the community
      • monitoring Individual in Service expenditures while participating in community activities to prevent exploitation
      • ensuring, encouraging, supporting and fully participating with the Individual in Service in their choice of community and social activities
      • incorporating the Individual in Service into family routines, activities and/or community involvement
    3. Participate in the daily completion of logs and reports, household chores and maintenance, etc. by:
      • documenting required information in a timely and professional manner
      • participating, assisting and supervising Individuals in Service when able, in household cleaning, nutritious food preparation, laundry and other assigned related tasks as required
      • ensuring all maintenance is completed in a timely manner, and that Individual in Service's safety is a top priority.
    4. Facilitates the daily and routine activities of the Individual in Service by:
      • subscribing to the goals, objectives, and values of the Parkland Community Living and Support Society
      • empowering Individuals in Service to the highest extent possible in the making of choices and decisions that impact on their lives
      • assisting Individuals in Service in making choices and/or decisions where they need guidance
      • leading Individuals in Service in proactive decision making and problem solving
      • supporting the Individual in Service in the achievement of the results sought by their decisions and/or goals
      • providing advocacy and other assistance to the Individuals in Service as required.
    To be effective in the performance of the position described above, an individual would require the following:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the values of citizenship, choice, support, and equality of opportunity, as defined and adhered to by the Parkland Community Living and Support Society
    • Detailed knowledge of the material in the Canada Food Guide
    • Demonstrated knowledge of medication administration
    • Working knowledge of behaviour modification as practiced by Parkland C.L.A.S.S.
    • Working knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention
    • General knowledge of the community amenities, social activities and opportunities.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with Individuals in Service of Parkland C.L.A.S.S.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated financial and record keeping skills
    • Good housekeeping and home safety skills
    • High degree of skill in developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships
    • Skill in defusing tense and sometimes dangerous situations
    • Skill in providing a climate where Individuals in Service will be self-motivated, empowered and positively encouraged
    • Patience and skill in implementing behavioural intervention programs
    To adequately perform the duties of this position the incumbent will have completed Grade 12. Additional course work that has some relevance to the goals and objectives of Parkland C.L.A.S.S. is desirable.

    The skills and knowledge listed above will likely have been gained through a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a related field of endeavour.

    Note: Some equivalency of experience and/or education may be accepted.