Careers at KW Habilitation


KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. We support individuals to live a fulfilling life which is fostered through preschool and early learning supports, respite services, residential services, community participation and employment supports. Our Vision Statement guides our work: “A community where everyone belongs and participates”

(Approx. 6 Months)
LOCATION: Forest HillMorning Support 2006107 (website), Kitchener, ON

We are looking for an experienced Direct Support Worker to join our team and support people in the mornings. Specific duties for this role include: support to 3 individuals in the morning, personal care, providing respectful and supportive care, promoting people’s skills and abilities, providing the opportunity and education for growth and development, honouring personal choice and informed decision making, and implementing individualized plans with attainable outcomes. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to person-centred support and the vision of KW Habilitation.


  • Post-secondary education related to Human Services, completed or on-going.
  • Ability to implement positive behaviour approaches, work as an integral part of the team and demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making, initiative, resilience and collaboration.
  • Commitment to providing person-centred support and must believe in an inclusive community, fostering independence, and advocating for others to have their own voice.
  • Experience working / volunteering with people who have a developmental disability preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have strong organizational, housekeeping/cleaning, communication skills and knowledge of KWH administration procedures is an asset.
  • A comfort level with intimate personal care and skills in providing direct personal care and positive behavioural support.
  • A valid G2 or G driver’s licence for morning van run, current Emergency First Aid, NVCI, and computer skills are also essential. Additional training is provided by KW Habilitation.

Schedule:            Current: Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Some flexibility required.

Expected: September 2020: Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Applicants must apply in writing submitting a résumé and cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications and reason for interest in this position by Monday, June 8, 2020.

Attn: Jamie Russell – Manager of Inclusive Living
c/o KW Habilitation
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON N2G 3S8

Job ID: 2006107

KW Habilitation is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. We seek to provide accessibility for all applicants with disabilities consistent with our accessibility policies and the AODA. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Form