Evaluators need to understand why the job exists, determine the focus of the work and have a sound understanding of the job responsibilities, then assess it against the:

  • stream definitions for each Subsidiary work group by considering the stream descriptor in its entirety rather than isolated phrases
  • guide charts
  • benchmark jobs developed for each Subsidiary and Stream, which identify the number of levels and characterize the difference between the work in each level in a Stream

In some cases, it may be necessary to assess the work by using the guide charts and benchmarks for the management plan.

The following questions can be used as a guide:

  • Which Subsidiary and Stream do the job responsibilities fall within?
  • What is the rating?
  • Which benchmark job aligns with the kind and level of work?
  • Where appropriate, do the job responsibilities compare to the Management Job Evaluation Plan and the benchmarks?

Work currently performed within the Health and Therapy and Institutional and Patient Support Services component of the Government of Alberta has been evaluated using a point rating system. To assess whether a job falls within this component, consider the type of work performed. Determine the focus of the job: why does the job exist? Once you have clarified the job's purpose, determine whether the job belongs in this Subsidiary and, if so, in which Stream. In general, the work in this component has a focus on direct support and care, therapy or maintaining a health related facility. Two groupings have been recognized in the Health and Therapy and Institutional and Patient Support Services component of the Alberta Public Service. These are:

Stream definitions

  • Facility Support

    The primary focus of this work is general or manual work related to maintaining the cleanliness of a facility that serves individuals or supervising these functions. Incumbents may be in contact with the individuals while carrying out their responsibilities. However, interaction with individuals is not the focus of these roles. The tasks range from basic housekeeping functions to more arduous cleaning maintenance and physical movement of equipment and/or individuals. Work may involve washing floors, walls and ceilings, vacuuming, cleaning and sanitizing washrooms, removing garbage and linens, polishing floors, steam cleaning carpets, ordering and storing supplies, moving heavy furniture and equipment, washing laundry, and assisting with the lifting of individuals.

  • Individual Support

    The primary focus of this work is providing personal support, care and therapies to individuals residing within or attending at a facility in a variety of daily living situations aimed at enhancing their quality of life. This may include providing basic health care, treatments, and remedies as per medical plans and instructions. Incumbents are involved in assisting with and facilitating the assessment, implementation and evaluation of an individual's customized plans, goals, skill development and therapies. This work typically includes supporting an individual in their personal, recreational, social, leisure, volunteer and work activities; having direct contact with families or guardians and, in some cases, stakeholders in the community, meeting the hygiene and nutritional needs of individuals, lifting and movement of individuals, and either directly administering or assisting with health treatments and remedies for individuals.

Benchmark listings

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Subsidiary 9 classes and point bands

Class number Class title Minimum Maximum
Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 9
091FS Facility Support 1 73 84
092FS Facility Support 2 85 134
093FS Facility Support 3 135 191
094FS Facility Support 4 192 227
093IS Individual Support 1 135 191
093IS Individual Support 2 192 227

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