Weekend Respite Worker

Posted January 4, 2024

Posted January 4, 2024

CPLF is on the lookout for a passionate individual join our team as a Weekend Respite Worker. If you're all about making a positive impact in the community, we want to hear from you!

Job Description

This role will be providing support for a complex needs mature middle aged man with Cerebral Palsy with restricted use of his right side such that he needs to use a cane in the home and be pushed in a manual wheelchair in the community. He also suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, developmental delay, epilepsy with complex partial seizures, some hearing loss, migraine headaches and problems with his feet. He has a history of physical aggression and will be supported in a 2:1 (2 staff to 1 client) ratio for the first 6 month of service as we will be assessing his risk levels during that period.  Your role involves demonstrating patience and utilizing problem-solving skills in the following duties:

  • Provide companionship as well as promote community inclusion.
  • Will sleep in tastefully furnished 2nd bedroom in the suite
  • Should be fluent in English and able to complete detailed forms/documentation.
  • Will have the physical stature to push a 100 lb. man in a manual wheelchair.

About CPLF

Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation (CPLF) is a charitable organization supporting people with disabilities at work, at home, and in the community. Since our establishment in 1989, we’ve been committed to creating an inclusive community where individuals with disabilities achieve independence, fulfillment, and autonomy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the activities as outlined in the Individual Service Plan. Read, understand and implement the expectations outlined in the individual’s Support plan and support protocols.
  • Closely follow agency Philosophy and Values in all aspects of service delivery.
  • Attend support team meetings, bringing forward information or concerns regarding the individual’s service.
  • Keep logs and provide documentation as required by the Agency.
  • Assist with and/or accompany the individual to appointments as required.
  • Ensure that the individuals’ health, safety, and wellbeing are maintained at all times.
  • Assist the individual in any area they may require assistance in.
  • Any other duties relevant to the position and individual’s needs as may be required.
  • Ability to work with the support team of people who will be working with the client.

Job Requirements

  • Police Clearance
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Written References
  • GCL Insurance
  • Secondary School (preferred)
  • Class 5 Licence (required)
  • Be able to reliably commute or plan to relocate to Calgary, AB before starting work (required)


Experience working with adults with mental and/or physical health challenges would be considered an asset.

Job Type

  • Permanent
  • In person (Calgary, AB)
  • 48 hours per week
  • Weekends only, Friday 3pm – Sunday 3pm


  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking


$200/per day

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