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

Students pursuing caring-related careers can perform their practicum with us. Career and work exploration classes in local schools can also participate.

BENEFITS

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.

TRAINING

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 SupportsFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder TrainingSTRIDE (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.

SARCAN

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Program Staff

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 westcentraind@sasktel.net.

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.

Pay Grid

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
Orientation Minimum wage
Night Shift Premium – .70/hr

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enthusiasm is more important than any other commodity. It will find solutions when none are apparent, and it will achieve success where none is thought possible. -Anonymous

TEAM MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Linda Peterson, Residence Manager

I could not imagine doing anything else or working anywhere other than here at West Central Abilities.  I am the type of person that finds joy in helping other people even if it is just in the simple little things.  I am the cheerleader “We’re number one”! It’s easy to be upbeat when you love what you do. This kind of career really allows you to open up and develop empathy and compassion and to always want to do better everyday. I’ve worked in this sector for more than 30 years and 24 of those years here at West Central Abilities. I will be honest that it has not always been easy, but with the gift of experience it has become much, much, easier. I have been lucky enough to have worked with the same co-manager for my entire career at WCA. We can depend on each other and trust that we will always get through the really hard stuff. There really is no other person I’d rather be working with than Lita! We get to be involved in helping individuals become more independent, help them to voice their own needs, to be their voice when they can’t speak, to advocate for them when the need arises. Sometimes people with disabilities face obstacles and barriers that just don’t exist for other people.

I love that we get to work with individuals in a long-term setting. It allows us to see them evolve and grow in creative ways, to learn to communicate in ways so that other people can see them and hear them clearly, to overcome things that have been challenges, to form strong bonds that create a found family.

West Central Abilities has allowed me to grow, to train and learn new skills, to become a leader, to become an educator and to be a part of a most exceptional team. I have made lifelong friends and become part of the larger WCA family. It has been an honour and privilege to work with the best team of coworkers.

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