Support Assistant

Community Living Mississauga - Mississauga, ON (15 months ago)

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Description of Organization
Community Living Mississauga is a non-profit organization, which provides support to individuals who have an intellectual disability to ensure their quality of life in the community is meaningfully improved.
Description of Position
The Futures Program provides young adults who have an intellectual disability, ages 16-21, with an opportunity that combines both work experience and recreational activities. The program will provide young adults with opportunities to gain some valuable work experience through volunteering and to participate in fun-filled social/recreational. Young adults will participate in work-readiness workshops, social/recreational activities and volunteering.

These are part time opportunities with a set schedule. Available shifts include, one evening and a full day every Saturday.
Description of Duties
  • Provide direct support to young adults in community activities and support in their volunteer placements as they learn their job responsibilities and routine
  • Record-keeping and program-planning responsibilities
  • Attend team meetings
  • Provide personal care support
  • Participate in all activities with the young adults including swimming, and be physically fit to perform the essential duties of the job including performing lifts and transfers as necessary
  • Promote community inclusion, independence and self-determinism for the individuals supported
  • Support individuals to identify, work towards and achieve their goals/personal outcomes
  • Encourage self-expression of individuals supported
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to work collaboratively within a team and with families
  • Enrolled and actively pursuing Developmental Services Worker diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a Valid Ontario Driver’s License (Class G or G2), access to a reliable vehicle and car insurance
  • Have experience working or volunteering with people who have an intellectual disability
  • Valid First Aid with CPR certificate
  • Enrolled and actively pursuing Social Services Worker diploma, Child and Youth Care diploma, or a university degree in a related discipline; and experience working or volunteering with people who have an intellectual disability; OR
  • Successful completion of a university degree in an unrelated discipline and a minimum one year’s experience working or volunteering with people who have an intellectual disability
  • Fluent in French
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Proficient with PC computer environment; MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Additional Information
We provide competitive compensation, robust training programs and opportunities for career development.

While we thank everyone for their interest in Community Living Mississauga, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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