Direct Support Professional – Full-Time (88)
Job ID: 190788
KW Habilitation is a progressive organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with special needs 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”
We are looking for experienced Direct Support Professionals to join our team and support people in their community. Specific duties for this role include: 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 routines plans with attainable outcomes. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to person-centered support and the vision of KW Habilitation.
- Completed 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field of study.
- Minimum one year of experience working in the developmental services.
- Experience working with mental health needs, autism and people who are vulnerable to victimization
- Able to work successfully both independently and collaboratively with internal and external professionals.
- Commitment to providing person-directed planning and positive behaviour approaches.
- Consistently demonstrates the Core Competencies of a Direct Support Professional.
- Valid Driver’s Licence is required.
- First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) are essential qualifications.
- A Developmental Service Worker (DSW) Diploma is an asset.
Applicants must submit a resumé and cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications and their reason for interest by Monday, July 22, 2019 to:
ATTN: Terry Mayou –Manager of Inclusive Living
99 Ottawa Street South Kitchener, ON. N2G 3S8