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FULL-TIME Direct Support Professional (Job ID: 228885)

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”

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (FULL-TIME)
LOCATION: Kitchener, ON

We are looking for an experienced Direct Support Professional 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, honoring personal choice and informed decision- making, and implementing individualized routines plans with attainable outcomes. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to person directed support and the vision of KW Habilitation.

Requirements:

  • College diploma (2 years), Developmental Service Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship Certificate, and/or University degree in Human Services.
  • Minimum one year direct experience
  • A comprehensive understanding and demonstration of Core Competencies and person-directed support and planning concepts
  • Ability to implement positive approaches for any demeanor, work as an integral part of the team, and be an effective interpersonal communicator
  • You must believe in an inclusive community, fostering independence, and advocating for others to have their own voice
  • Able to provide physical (e.g., lifting, transfers) and behavioural intervention skills are an asset
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, resilience, collaboration, creative problem-solving and decision-making
  • A valid G or G2 driver’s licence, current First Aid, SMG, NVCI, and computer skills are also essential
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Schedule: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm (week 1)/2pm-10pm (week 2)/every 6th weekend 7am-3pm
Start Date: August 22, 2022
Rate of Pay: $24.23 – $26.59 (includes wage enhancement)

To Apply Online Please Visit Our Job Application Page HERE

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, August 8, 2022 to:

KW Habilitation
ATTN: Nancy Evans – Manager of Inclusive Living
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON  N2G 3S8

Job ID: 228885

KW Habilitation is committed to employment equity.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including, 2SLGBTQ+ identified persons, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Individuals, and members of Black and other racialized communities, and individuals for whom English is not their first language. We seek to provide accessibility for all applicants 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.