Night Awake Residential Support Worker

Regional Residential Services Society - Dartmouth, NS (30+ days ago)

Apply Now

Regional Residential Services Society

Regional Residential Services Society (RRSS) is the largest non-profit community-based residential services agency in Nova Scotia. As the industry leader in our province, we strive to provide superior services that empower adults with intellectual disabilities to be actively engaged members of their households and communities. Driven by strong values and our vision of inclusion, we are dedicated to creating an organization and work environment that promotes individual growth and career satisfaction.

PART-TIME Night Awake Counsellor Assistants

Location: Dartmouth

*Positions vary in size from 70 overnight awake hours to 140 overnight awake hours per 4 week period (eg 10pm-8am, 10:30pm-8:30am).


Reporting to a House Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting adults with intellectual disabilities in their day-to-day lives. Areas of support may include household management, life skills, personal care, and medication administration. RRSS is a dynamic and rewarding work environment where creativity and an individualized approach are encouraged to meet the needs and goals of each person you support.

The successful candidate is committed to inclusive community living, has a sound knowledge of the principles of person centered planning, and is highly motivated with strong organizational and communication skills. Positive behavioral/communications supports are essential.


  • Grade XII plus post-secondary education
  • Paid or volunteer experience within community based or “helping” professions is an asset.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive ability to work within a team.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organization and record keeping skills.
  • Must demonstrate values and skills compatible with the principles and philosophies of RRSS.
  • Completed 8 Provincial Core Competencies Training modules would be an asset.


$19.08 per hour (plus multiple $1.85/hr shift differentials where applicable), Health and Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, LTD, AD&D, and Group RRSP plan.


Scheduling is based on a 4 week rotational schedule including weekends.


Interested applicants must make formal application in writing, including current resume and cover letter on or before November 4th, 2019.

Applicants must be available for an interview within one of week of closing. Successful candidates will be required to provide a copy of their degree/diploma and official university transcripts.

This is an NSGEU Bargaining unit position and preference will be given to bargaining unit employees.

Job Type: Part-time