Responsible to ensure that needs of program participants are met i.e. physically, emotionally, medically, and behaviorally.
Report any identified needs to team members, Respite Program Supervisor and/or On–Call designate and parent/usual caregiver.
Advocate on the behalf of the program participants to promote health and well-being.
Ensure that the participants follow through on personal care routines and routines of daily living.
Plan and facilitate a variety of leisure activities and community outings (appropriate to age, skill level and interests) which provide opportunities to promote inclusion in the community.
Liaise with parents, caregivers, community partners as required.
Assist the Respite Program Supervisor in the maintenance and updating of participant records and other program documentation.
Dispense medication and ensure that all medication charting is completed in compliance with established agency policies.
Complete house maintenance duties as outlined in shift responsibilities as well as the organization and maintenance of property and program supplies.
Ensure proper recording in the daily log, shift change book, anecdotal recordings, incident reports, restraint forms, etc.
Report any property damage, mechanical breakdown of equipment and/or repairs needed in the program.
Must be available to attend mandatory staff meetings (eight per calendar year)
Perform other position related duties as required.
Comple ted two (2) years of Community College, Developmental Service Worker Diploma is preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year or prior related experience, including frontline work in a social services setting, life skills and experience in a related field, experience in providing direct care to youth or adults in an institutional or residential setting who have intellectual disabilities; dealing with crises.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Self-motivated and disciplined.
Current First Aid & CPR Certification and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
Valid Ontario class “G” Driver’s License; a current original copy of a drivers abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
Experience/Working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use.
Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
Fluent French verbal & written communication skills an asset.
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
Required to have a health assessment and immunization.
NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered
This is permanent full time position based on 40 hours per week. Some flexibility in scheduling is required. Shifts will include days, afternoons and weekends as per the posted work schedule. On-Call Duties – weekends- rotational schedule - compensated in accordance with policy.
Start Date: September 05, 2017.
Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.