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Supportive Roommate - Edmonton

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Supportive Roommate - Edmonton 

Live-in opportunity with a 21-year-old young man who is looking for a roommate who would be able to help support him in his home. He moved to Edmonton’s south-side less than a year ago and is looking to gain more independence around managing time, cooking, cleaning and navigating public transportation. He’s a sports fan, watching plenty of Blue Jays and Oilers games. He plans on attending NAIT in the fall, where he’ll be auditing courses in the EMT-Paramedics Program. Learns best by staying on schedules and routines (including “Pizza Fridays”). Very friendly and quiet guy to live with.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Must have a strong belief that all people deserve the opportunity to be included in community and enjoy a quality of life no different to that of others regardless of having a disability.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility, whether in the workplace or regarding personal commitments
  • Must be comfortable assisting with some personal care when/if needed with respect and dignity
  • Support to find new interests as well as meeting new people
  • Assistance in maintaining the home and coaching around meal preparation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Willing to assist in learning how to utilize public transportation (LRT/bus routes)
  • A dependable vehicle, clean driving record and willing to drive when/if it may not be safe to take public transportation (weather, late night, broken elevators at LRT stations, etc.)

Things to consider:

-     We’re looking for someone to cover support hours 3:00pm – 6:00 am, Monday – Friday plus full support for one weekend per month

  • Would be working directly with his family and Inclusion Alberta
  • No pets or smoking in the home
  • Home is furnished (excluding 1 bedroom and full basement which can be used for storage or extra living space).
  • Must have, or be willing to obtain,a criminal background check (vulnerable citizens check)
  • Some knowledge of Spina Bifida would be a great asset but not necessary

Start date:June 18th(or when we find a suitable candidate)

Wage (tax exempt) and rent to be discussed at time of interview

If you are interested in this opportunity please email your resume and cover letter, sharing a little about yourself and why you are interested in this position, to Sonja Jehn, sonja.mj@outlook.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.