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FULL-TIME Roving Direct Support Worker (Job ID: 2273)

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”

LOCATION: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

We are looking for a Roving Staff 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 directed support and the vision of KW Habilitation.


  • Post-Secondary education in a Human Services, or enrolled in a post-secondary institution and attending school.
  • Six months related experience (experience working/volunteering with people who have a developmental disability preferred)
  • Able to provide physical assistance where applicable (e.g., lifting, transfers) and behavioural support as required.
  • Able to implement positive behavioral 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 directed support, fostering independence, and advocating for others
  • The successful candidate will have strong organizational, housekeeping/cleaning, communication skills and knowledge of KWH administration procedures an asset.
  • Current First Aid, NVCI, and computer skills are also essential qualifications.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Schedule: Wednesday to Friday and every other Saturday, rotating shifts of 7am-5pm and 1pm-11pm (70 hours over a two-week period). Home base to be determined.
Start Date: Immediately
Rate of Pay: $21.09 – $23.10 (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 Sunday July 3, 2022 to:

KW Habilitation
ATTN: Deb Hurgett – Quality Assurance and On Call Manager
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON  N2G 3S8

Job ID: 2273

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.