A Caring Career with West Central Abilities
If you are interested or are looking to start a career in the disability services sector, West Central Abilities is a well-established organization located in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. WCA has been providing support to individuals since 1972.
The work is all about supporting individuals with disables to gain independence and build and nurture relationships within the community. Programs are continually adapting based on each individual’s specific needs and goals.
Responsibilities include support with the day-to-day and achievement of significant milestones such as obtaining employment or living independently. We focus on providing services with dignity, respect, and everyone enjoying full citizenship in our communities.
If you think that this agency would be a good fit for you, please review the videos below to see more about the care that we provide.
Job Preview Video Part 1
Job Preview Video Part 2
If this sounds like something you are interested in, check out the Job Descriptions for various positions in the links below:
Students pursuing caring-related careers can perform their practicum with us. Career and work exploration classes in local schools can also participate.
Benefits include single or family health and dental, long term disability, group life insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Plan. West Central Abilities also offers an employer matched pension plan. Details are available upon hire.
Staff of WCA receive a variety of trainings to assist them in supporting each individual on a daily basis. This includes Safe Food Handling, Supporting People Successfully, Positive Behaviour Supports, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training, STRIDE (formerly Basic Skills Training), TLR (Transferring Lifting Repositioning), PART (Professional Assault Response Training), Medication Assistance and more. Staff are also required to have their First Aid, CPR-C and AED certificate.
West Central Abilities operates a SARCAN depot as part of a provincial beverage container recycling program. SARCAN provides meaningful employment to individuals with and without disabilities.
WCA combines a professional work environment with a fun and friendly atmosphere!
We offer continuous on the job training and opportunities for advancement, fantastic benefits, stability and long-term employment.
All applicants must have a valid driver’s licence and provide a current criminal record check complete with vulnerable sector check prior to beginning work.
Group Home Care Workers
Responsibilities include assisting each individual based on their level of needs, including personal care and a variety of daily living needs for the residents, in a family friendly home environment. These staff work various shifts, depending on the position, the shifts may be days, afternoons, evenings, or overnights. These shifts vary by facility and are flexible and subject to change based on program needs. Part-time employees are scheduled for an average of less than 35 hours per week averaged over a four-week period. Employees appointed as full-time work at least 35 hours per week averaged over a four-week period.
Responsibilities include assisting each individual based on their level of needs, including personal care and a variety of daily living needs as well as implementing programs and activities based on personal growth, building community connections, developing particular skills &/or functional abilities within an activity centre or the Out & About community based program. These staff generally work Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm an average of 35 hours per week. Hours are flexible and subject to change based on program needs.
Supported Independent Living Program Workers
Responsibilities include assisting individual who live on their own, live semi independently or are transitioning to living in their own home. Supports include expanding on or enhancing an individual’s skills and abilities, provide for growth and educational opportunities to improve to attain their maximum level of independent living. These staff work less than 35 hours/week and are scheduled to work varying shifts during days, evenings, or weekends. Hours are very flexible and subject to change based on participant(s) needs, attendance and program requirements.
Casual Disability Support Care Workers
Are scheduled for a specific purpose, or on a call-in basis for the relief of part-time or full-time employees in any of the positions described above. Hours may include days, evenings, weekends, or nights. Hours are flexible and subject to change based on program needs. Casual workers are expected to orientate at all three group homes and to accept shifts at all three facilities when able. They are also encouraged to orientate at the Activity Centre, in the Supported Living Program, and at the SARCAN Depot as they are able and as the programs require.
For more information on various positions, see the job descriptions. *Job Descriptions are updated regularly to reflect the needs of the individuals served. Links may not contain the most up to date documents.
If you are interested in applying for a position with West Central Abilities, please submit your resume, cover letter, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, please call 306-463-2727 ext. 3 and speak to Colette.
Check out our current job postings on saskjobs.ca
Once an application is submitted to WCA, minimum employment criteria are assessed, and applicants are reviewed for suitability. Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview once positions come available within the organization.
|Starting||6 months||1 Year||2 Years|
|Group Home Worker/ Care Worker||$16.63/hr||$17.02/hr||$17.41/hr||$18.22/hr|
|Activity Centre Program Staff and Client Development Worker||$18.43/hr||$18.80/hr||$19.18/hr||$19.97/hr|
|Night Shift Premium –||.70/hr|
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Click the links below to see more details on our current openings:
Group Home Worker
Your Dream Career awaits you West Central Abilities is a leader in providing supports and services for adults with differing abilities within Kindersley. We are seeking someone who is committed, empathetic and passionate about supporting adults with differing abilities to reach their full potential.
Multiple home positions available, shifts are co-partnered. (Night shift, Afternoons, or Evenings through night)
At WCA, we offer a team environment, competitive wages with benefits, professional development and training opportunities & a real opportunity to make a positive difference.
The perks with the work: admission/meals are covered when accompanying individuals to fun events like concerts, movies, sporting events/activities. Lifelong friendships are developed while you find your fit in a fun & friendly work environment.
Please visit WCAs website www.westcentralabilities.ca for more information about our teams approach and community services.
Key responsibilities include:
-Implement person-centered plans and activities
-Provide personal assistance, supervision and care
-Provide security through emotional and moral support
Successful candidates will have:
-Grade 12 Diploma or GED – Grade 12 Equivalency
-Valid Class 5 Drivers license
-Standard First Aid and CPR
-Certified Safe Food Handler
Direct Support Professionals build communities that value the contributions of people who experience developmental disabilities. They assist with activities of daily living, working collaboratively with families, advocates, friends, and community partners in order to promote full citizenship and enhance relationships. Recognizing peoples right to self-determination and valuing their unique gifts while encouraging continuous growth and development is only a part of what makes this a rewarding career.
May consider hiring an individual who is currently working towards obtaining the certificate/licensing requirements of the related position.