Full-Time Roving Direct Support Worker (Job ID: 2471260)

LOCATION: Kitchener, ON

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.

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.


  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Extended Health Care Benefits, Registered Pension Plan, and optional Group Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program for all staff, their partners, and dependents
  • Discounted rates on home and auto insurance
  • Fun and engaging workplace


  • 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
  • Implementing individualized plans with attainable outcomes.


  • 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.
  • Driver’s licence and reliable vehicle is mandatory for this position

Schedule Position
: Rotating shifts; two weeks of 3pm–11pm and two weeks of 7am-3pm Monday through to Friday
Start Date: July 22, 2024
Rate of Pay: $43,867.20 – $48, 048.00

To Apply, Please Visit Our Job Application Page

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter online with a summary of relevant qualifications and reason for interest in this position by Friday, July 12, 2024:

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

Job ID: 2471260

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.