Are you fun, positive, energetic, kind, calm, patient, flexible, reliable, punctual, organized, confident, a quick learner, a skilled communicator and an effective multitasker? Would you like to make a substantial difference in another person’s functioning and quality of life? If yes, we welcome you to request an interview as a Live-In Home Support Worker.
To be part of a team of 3 staff, we (parents) and our youth’s non-profit society directors are hiring a Live-In Home Support Worker to provide supervision, care and development support to our 16-year-old with medical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. The job will take place in the youth’s private suite/apartment and in the community.
*A diploma, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a human/social service/health care field and 2 years’ experience working with special needs children, youth or adults OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
*Work experience as a residential support worker, community support worker, behaviour interventionist, teacher, education assistant, early childhood educator, rehabilitation assistant, life skills coach, social skills coach, nurse, mental health worker, etc. is preferred.
*The position is ideal for those already committed to the special needs support worker field and/or for students pursuing studies in: ABA-behaviour intervention/consulting, education or early childhood education, counselling, psychology, community social services, social work, nursing, health care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, kinesiology, etc. This is an excellent work experience for prospective grad students.
*Full proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
*A driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required. A vehicle will be provided for the direct client care hours.
*Standard First Aid and CPR C certification is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*MANDT System or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certification is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*A Ministry of Justice criminal record check for vulnerable sector work is required. (It can be obtained after the employment offer.)
*Training specific to the position and the youth’s needs will be provided.
What will you be doing? You will:
*independently care for the youth during your shifts/shift sets.
*maintain a therapeutic and rehabilitative approach.
*support the youth to attend in-person school learning and/or online learning activities to develop functional literacy and numeracy skills, etc.
*support the youth to learn home and community life skills i. e. preparing meals/cooking, organizing, doing laundry, housekeeping, grocery shopping, banking, etc.
*support the youth to participate in a daily exercise program.
*support the youth to learn and utilize emotional self-regulation skills and to behave in socially acceptable ways.
*support the youth to develop social skills, communication skills and healthy relationships.
*support the youth to have fun by participating in recreational and social activities in the community.
*support the youth to participate in volunteer work experiences.
*support the youth to attend appointments.
*monitor and treat the health concerns (i.e. administer medications) as per protocols.
*complete housekeeping tasks (food prep and light housekeeping/cleaning).
*be able to sleep at night but you may need to wake up 1 to 2 times during the night to check on the youth’s CPAP treatment or attend to them as needed.
*reside at your own residence on your days off.
Hours and Scheduled Days:
*A normal shift is 24 hours – 8 pm to 8 pm.
*The position involves working 2 (or occasionally 3) consecutive 24 hours shifts each week (shift set). This position is ideal for those who want their work concentrated over a 2 (or occasionally 3) day period and then have significant days off to study or to pursue personal interests.
*There may be flexibility on the assigned work days if they are coordinated with the other team members.
Wages and Benefits:
*Wages are paid on a per-day salary basis, and are prorated for partial shifts.
*The per-day salary is $484 for each 24-hour shift. The equivalent annual salary is $58,725 per year.
*A Health Spending Account/Wellness Spending Account and RRSP Matching Plan is provided.
Duration of Position:
*This temporary position runs from January 2022 to the end of June 2022 (6 months). Following this, permanent, further temporary or casual on-call work may be available.