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Main Responsibilities:

Relating to people with an intellectual disability

and their families; must have strong interpersonal

skills and ability to express and present oneself in a

professional manner.

Strong written and verbal communication skills;

sound decision-making skills.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively

independently and in a team environment.

Strong understanding and implementation of

Personal Outcomes Measures and/or outcome-

based person-centered planning approaches;

knowledge of Social Role Valorization an asset.

Commitment to the goals and visions of

community living.

Medication administration, meal preparation, light

housekeeping, companionship, events and

appointments coordination, answering of inquiries

regarding life skills and community information or

liaison, and supervision

Coordination of outings around the community

and execution of shopping, taking residents to

appointments, workshops, events, activities, etc.


Job Requirements: G License $1M Liability Insurance Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Clearance (VSC) – Will Fully Reimburse All Cost.


CPR & First Aid an asset Paid Training in: CPR & First Aid Personal Support Worker (PSW), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), Medication Administration, Natural Consequences, etc., courses an asset but not required.)


Education Required: Developmental Support Worker Diploma (DSW)


Certificates Required: Developmental Support Worker Diploma (DSW)


Company Culture:

Communal and respectful environment; open to

and knowledgeable about mental health issues;

supportive and independent, with mindfulness of

self-management techniques and community

resources, etc..


Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role: Compassionate yet sensible; enjoys imparting life skills and stories; knows basic nutritional requirements and is patient if certain clients are quiet (some clients take medication with sedative properties and rest a lot).


Social Interaction: Important – High

Dependent on residents’ needs


Communication: High – English spoken; steady and effectiv

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