Overnight Awake support worker | DSW/CYC/SSW

Springwater Residential Centre - Barrie, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Developmental Service Worker - 4 Overnight awake Full time

Springwater Residential Centre, Springwater, Ontario

$17.00 hourly

Springwater Residential Centre is seeking individuals responsible for ensuring day to day support is provided to individuals diagnosed with special needs by enhancing their quality of life and meeting the values/expectations of SpringwaterResidential Centre. The support worker is responsible for maximizing health, safety and personal fulfillment of people diagnosed with special needs.


  • Be familiar with and consistently apply the principals of SpringwaterResidential Centre; Mission, Vision, Values, Policies and Procedures.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and act according to SpringwaterResidential Centre Performance Standards, demonstrating respect for all individuals
  • Use creativity and resourcefulness to ensure that the quality of life principals are effectively applied for the people you provide support to. Every effort must be made to enhance and maintain the individuals dignity and respect
  • Provide solutions to barriers impacting achievement of quality of life
  • Provide appropriate supports to ensure the health and safety of the people supported and ensure compliance to Policies and Procedures associated with Health and Safety and Abuse Prevention
  • Ensure that, where appropriate, Behavioural and Crisis Protocols are documented and consistently practiced
  • Provide coaching and support in the areas of; social skills, communications, vocation and leisure activities
  • Provide leadership in identifying and achieving personal outcomes as defined by each person
  • Provide appropriate supports to ensure individuals supported by SpringwaterResidential Centre have the knowledge and ability to exercise their rights
  • Ensure the work area is clean and safe
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of documentation required through legislation and policies and procedures such as; data collection, health records etc.
  • Ensure appropriate confidentiality is maintained for individuals, families and other employees
  • The support associate may from time to time be called upon by the manager or supervisor to perform other duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Human Services Diploma (Social Service Worker, Developmental Services Worker, Child and Youth Worker) from a recognized Community College or University and 1 year of related experience (preferably supporting individuals diagnosed with a special need)


  • Completion of Ontario Secondary School (or equivalent) and 5 years of related experience (preferably supporting individuals diagnosed with a special need)
  • Certification or refresher in CPR, within the last year
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • CPI certification and Crisis Intervention skills
  • Safe management
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a interdisciplinary team as well as the ability to function independently with clients with a predictable outcome
  • Demonstrate effective communication interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and strong organization skills
  • Familiarity with applicable legislation and regulations
  • Working knowledge of computers and software such as; Microsoft Word, email and the internet
  • Self motivated and demonstrated ability to motivate others
  • The ability to recognize the cause and meaning of abnormal behaviour indicative of a significant emotional and or psychiatric change and respond therapeutically
  • Ability to handle crisis situations in an effective manner

Hours of Work:

Shift work, rotating schedule, days, evenings, overnights, holidays. Flexibility required.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour