Location:        Owen Sound and Port Elgin areas

Hours:        40 hours a week. Flexibility is required to work days, evenings and weekends

Salary:     $21.55 an hourPosition Overview:

The successful applicant will be dedicated to empower individuals to achieve personal success and encourage as much independence and skill development as possible for the persons supported.  The delivery of supports are individualized; involving but not limited to household management skills, relationship building, personal health and wellness and networking with families, individuals and community resources to enhance the quality of life of the individual.

Qualifications:

  • Have formal knowledge of developmental disabilities.  This knowledge would typically be acquired by obtaining a two year related Community College diploma
  • Have a minimum of two years with related experience with a minimum of one year in the provision of direct support for people with developmental disabilities.
  • The ability to be flexible in adapting to and working effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups. Being adaptable in understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue or situation, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification. Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required within 30 days of hire.

Knowledge and skills necessary:

  • Self-directed: confident in exercising judgement and making decisions
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to make decisions and exercise judgement within generally prescribed procedures, instructions and standards.
  • Counselling skills, behavioural interventions, conflict resolution, money management and interpersonal skill development.
  • Demonstrated willingness to collaborate effectively with others is critical to creating alignment within and across groups, and to providing high levels of services to those who are supported.
  • Advocating for others
  • Positive work performance
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

Please submit resume and cover letter by October 22nd, 2018 to:

 Sue Skinner: Manager; Quality Assurance and Resources  sskinner@comlivos.on.ca

769 4th Ave East, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2N5   Fax: 519-371-9251

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. 

All applicants are appreciated however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.