PART-TIME Direct Support Worker (Job ID: 241231)

LOCATION: Kitchener-Waterloo, 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.

Successful candidates will provide a range of supports and services to adults with a developmental disability in the areas of community participation, life skill development, activities of daily living, health and wellness, as well as transportation.

Our Vision Statement guides our work: “A community where everyone belongs and participates”.


  • Developmental Service Worker Apprenticeship Program Sponsor
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • 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 personal care
  • Providing lifts and transfers as necessary
  • Promoting people’s skills and abilities
  • Providing opportunities and education for growth and development
  • Honouring personal choice and informed decision-making
  • Implementing individualized routines that are patterned to reflect typical life experiences and which involve people to the highest degree possible


  • Some post-secondary education related to Human Services
  • Commitment to providing person-centred support, building an inclusive community, fostering independence in others, and advocating for people to have their own voice
  • Able to demonstrate creative problem-solving, decision-making, initiative, resilience, and collaboration
  • Experience working/volunteering with people who have a developmental disability preferred
  • First-Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), and WHMIS training an asset
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s license an asset
  • Basic computer skills required

Core Competencies

  1. Advocacy
  2. Building Relationships
  3. Championing Change and Innovation
  4. Facilitating Growth and Development
  5. Inclusive Leadership
  6. Problem Solving & Decision Making
  7. Resilience
  8. Resource Management
  9. Strategic Thinking
  10. Valuing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

For more information on Core Competencies, please see: Home | DS Workforce Initiative (

Most shifts are scheduled for Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays. Morning, afternoon, evening, and overnight shifts available.
Rate of Pay$21.09 – 23.10 / hour

To Apply, Please Visit Our Job Application Page
Only successful applicants will be notified. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. 

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter online with a summary of relevant qualifications and reason for interest in this position to:

KW Habilitation
ATTN: Human Resources
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON  N2G 3S8

Job ID: 241231

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.