The Disability Support Worker provides assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities to reach their life goals and build connections to the community. Our employees give people the support to contribute to the community in valuable ways through living independently in their own homes, obtaining employment, building relationships and having equal access to opportunities that many take for granted.
What our employees do daily will vary depending on the personal goals and interests of the person or people they are assisting. Some things you could do in your role of a disability support worker include;
- Assistance to develop lasting friendships with neighbors, peers and others
- Exploring areas of interest that expand community involvement
- Job coach assistance
- Assistance with skill development
- Providing people with information to make their own choices
- Literary assistance
- Assisting people through difficult life situations
- Assistance in maintaining a personal home
- Meal preparation
- Medication administration
- Attending professional appointments
- Providing transportation…and more.
The successful applicant will be asked to provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and both a Child and Adult Abuse Registry check upon hire at their own expense (in light of long processing times for these checks we encourage applicants to apply early – this will reduce wait time to begin employment).
- Disability and Community Support Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences is preferred
- Other related experience and education will be considered
- Experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities
- The ability to read, write and speak English fluently is necessary
- The ability to multitask, problem-solve and take initiative
- Creativity and the ability to be resourceful
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- The ability to maintain integrity in all situations
- Knowledge of the Vulnerable Persons Act is an asset
- Must have current valid First Aid Certification prior to beginning work (if successful)
- Valid Drivers License & Access to a vehicle is an asset
Successful Candidates will be team players who demonstrate a positive attitude and the desire to support people with intellectual disabilities to reach their goals and be participating members of the community.
Starting wage $13.00 – $13.75 hourly, depending on qualifications. Shift premiums and comprehensive benefits available for qualifying positions.
Please indicate in your cover letter “Residential” when applying for these positions. Please note that we are currently recruiting for both Part-Time & Full-Time positions which include evening and weekend shifts.
If you are interested in a career with Epic Opportunities we invite you to submit your resume with cover letter to Human Resources, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants in advance; only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.