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Live In Caregiver

Posted March 15th, 2019
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Live-In Caregiver to live with an Individual in their Home in South Calgary, AB.

We are recruiting a Live-In Caregiver to live in our quiet family home environment (where the parent is away many times throughout the year) to support our female adult with independent living skills. As a young adult with a developmental delay disability living at home, this family member has a life that’s full.

This position allows for flexibility within the daily routine. Respite is available.

Build a relationship with and get to know our family member by spending time with our family member
– Review the daily schedule (including preplanned community support with day workers) and adjust if needed, on a daily basis (for example, include quiet time before or after an activity
– Collaborate as a team with the day support workers and communicate with them to understand if the activities of the day need to be revised as a result of fatigue and stress
– Monitor fatigue and suggest quiet time for relaxation
– Collaborate with our family member to engage in all aspects of cooking and break down each task including: Healthy menu planning, researching healthy recipes, writing a grocery list, purchasing groceries and cooking
– Take our family member to occasional appointments and support with filling out forms
– Use coping strategies developed by the team/family when necessary in times of fatigue
– Respond to unpredictable situations, if necessary, in a calm manner and problem solve with team members
– Support our family member by being present and answering questions respectfully by guiding and directing
– Safeguard the individual in the home and community when needed
– Spend time with our family member doing activities in the evenings and weekends (e.g. board games, movies, library)

– Qualifications:

– knowledgeable and self-directed
– Have experience with mental health and developmental disabilities
– Knowledge of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is desirable
– Background in psychology and/or counselling is an asset
– Strong understanding of and commitment to inclusion
– The ability to problem-solve and deal with unpredictable situations
– The ability to demonstrate patience and use thoughtful language
– Coaching and mentorship skills. Lead by example and support our family member to continue learning new skills and develop increasing independence
– A valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and applicable insurance and a clean driver’s abstract
– First Aid and CPR certification is an asset
– Recent Criminal Record Check

To apply, please send your resume and a detailed cover letter that tells us how you’d excel in this job to This competition will remain open until an ideal candidate is identified. (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)

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