Springboard's mandate is to build stronger communities by helping youth and adults develop the skills they need to reach their full potential. As a charitable organization, we deliver innovative, professional and diverse programming by establishing partnerships between our clients and their community. Springboard’s program areas include community justice, employment and developmental services.
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING
Position Title: RESIDENTIAL COUNSELLOR
Department: Developmental Services
Location: Toronto, Ontario – NBR / FDH
Status: 2 Relief Permanent
Pay: $19.57 per hour
Vacancy Number: DS-U20-36
Hours/Shifts: Must have flexibility to work Monday to Sunday: 3 varying shifts - 24:00 to 8:00, 8:00 to 16:00, 16:00 to 24:00
Consideration will be given to applicants who are available to work 24:00 to 08:00 and 08:00 to 16:00
Schedules are subject to change to meet departmental needs
DS residential programs provide a home life skills training and transition planning to men with developmental disabilities/dual diagnosis, 18 years of age and older. The position encompasses the primary functions of shift coverage, supports and counselling, life skills facilitation, safety and security, crisis management, administrative, clerical, and facilities up-keep duties. The position involves shift work which entails 7 day, 24 hour coverage. Flexibility to cover shifts is required.
A. Support and Counselling – Provide individuals with support and information as to a decision or course of action for his daily living activities, including but not limited to: hygiene, budgeting, cooking, nutrition, social skills and community, and achieving specific goals.
B. Life skills Facilitation – provide life skills programming, in the residence and in the community that promotes learning for independent living.
C. Community Outings/Escorts – provide supports for individuals to actively participate in community activities in a safe manner for up to 20 individuals.
D. Conflict Management – manage challenging behaviours in a residential, community setting.
E. Health and Safety – Foster a safe and healthy work environment for the residents and the staff as per policies, procedures and the law
F. Administrative Duties - Provide clerical/reception and administrative support to the program.
o Working directly with individuals with a developmental disability or dual diagnosis
o supports and counselling, life skills facilitation, community supports and safe management
o Computer knowledge and experience using technological teaching tools (Outlook)
o With thorough understanding of the Social Inclusion Act and the Act for the Supports of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (2008).
o Flexibility – Recognizes when and why an approach is not working and changes it
o Change Influencer – Builds the interest of others into change message
Ability to communicate in French, verbally and in written form
Posting Date: June 5, 2020
To be considered for employment at Springboard, applicants must be willing to undergo a police clearance/VSS, occupational medical assessment and provide both references and documentation of their credentials. Please apply on line through Indeed. To be considered you must include the vacancy number in the subject line of your email while applying.
Deadline for Internal applicants: June 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Please provide your Cover Letter and Resume and a duly completed Application for Internal Transfer form (as applicable).
Deadline for External applicants: June 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Please provide your Cover Letter and Resume.
Resumes received after the above-stated deadline/s will be considered at the discretion of the hiring supervisor.
No phone calls please. Only persons selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying.
Springboard is committed to employment equity and fair and accessible employment practices. Applications are encouraged from those who reflect the diversity of our community. Accommodations will be provided for job applicant with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the vacant position.
Reference ID: DS-U20-36
Application deadline: 2020-06-12
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $19.57 /hour