JOB OPPORTUNITY

40 hr Regular Full Time Support Worker

 

Position Overview:

 

We are seeking a dedicated Support Worker with experience and confidence in providing guidance and structure to help a young man develop social skills, foster independence and facilitate community participation. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for providing 2:1 direct care to support the development, implementation and evaluation of both person-centred personal support plan and behaviour support plan. In this position the Support Worker is responsible for promoting the personal safety, security, dignity and respect and provide support, assistance and advocacy based on the needs and abilities of this young man, in offering opportunities to live a quality life and participate in community life as equal and valued community members.

 

Positions:         Regular Full-Time Support Workers

Location:           Owen Sound

Hours:               40 hours. Must have the ability and willingness to work varying/rotating shifts including days, afternoon, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Hourly Wage:    $21.28 an hour + $3.00 an hour (Wage Enhancement)

 

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A formal knowledge of developmental disabilities is preferred. This knowledge would typically be acquired by obtaining a Developmental Services Worker diploma or 2-year related Community College diploma (Child and Youth Worker, Social Services or equivalent education).
  • We are open to consider all applicants experienced with complex needs and behaviour management.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate required within 30 days of hire.
  • A valid, Province of Ontario class “G2” driver’s license and use of personal vehicle.

 

Qualifications:

  • Personal resilience combined with a compassionate, insightful perspective fostering a steady commitment to the individuals’ emotional, physical and mental well-being.
  • Show initiative and creativity in planning, organizing and implementing activities that are meaningful to the person, utilizing community supports where possible.
  • Provide specialized behavioural supports based on the individualized needs of persons supported (i.e., mental, physical, spiritual, behavioural, emotional)
  • Provide emotional stability in moments of crisis.
  • Ability to approach highly sensitive issues with professionalism and tact and a demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others are required.
  • Strong communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team atmosphere
  • Demonstrate a positive work performance
  • Must be able to adhere to IPAC (Infection Protection and Control) practices and wear Personal Protective Equipment when and where applicable.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday, September 30, 2022 to:

 

Sue Skinner

769 4th Ave East

Owen Sound

sskinner@comlivos.on.ca

 

Only those candidates being interviewed will be contacted.

Community Living Owen Sound and District is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations for interviews and assessments will be provided to qualified candidates/applicants.

40hr Regular Full Time Support Worker