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Community Living Sarnia-Lambton - Sarnia, ON (13 months ago)

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Housing, Respite and Individual Support Counsellors (Part-time)

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton (CLSL) is a charitable not-for-profit unionized organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people who have an intellectual disability. With over 200 employees and 100 volunteers, CLSL currently provides supports and services to more than 300 participants and their families that promote individual choice and life goal achievement.

If you are interested in helping us achieve our vision by supporting participants with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of their life, and meet the minimum eligibility criteria, we want to hear from you!

Position Summary:

CLSL is seeking part-time Housing, Respite and Individual Support Counsellors who will assist participants to achieve their personal goals and outcomes, foster independence and enable them to actively participate in all aspects of community life. This position will:

  • Assist in implementing personal support plans
  • Assist with activities of daily living and/or of personal care and promote interpersonal and social skills, leisure and community participation, independence and self-esteem
  • Assist with administration of medication, health treatments and medical appointments, as needed
  • Advocate for and ensure participants’ rights, dignity, well-being and protection from harm
  • Facilitate the involvement of family, volunteer and natural supports for participants
  • Completion and follow up of data collection and documentation, as required

Position Requirements:

  • Education in developmental disabilities or human services (e.g. DSW, SSW, CYW, ECE, FSW, PSW)
  • Training in sign language, intervenor supports, G-tube feeding, or mental health interventions, considered an asset
  • Previous experience in various support setting(s) with proven ability to support persons who have autism, developmental disability, dual diagnosis, physical and sensory challenges, or who are medically fragile or technically dependent
  • Valid Driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle for transport of individuals, as necessary
  • Current Standard First Aid and C.P.R. certificate, C.P.I. Certification, or be willing to obtain upon hire
  • A current satisfactory vulnerable sector Police Record Check

Hours of Work:

may include days, afternoons, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be available to accept call-in shifts.

Please submit a confidential resume and cover letter to:

Attention: Human Resources

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton

551 Exmouth Street, Suite 202, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5P6

CLSL is an equal opportunity employer and values the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Please inform us, should an accommodation be required, and we will work with you to meet your needs. This information can also be made available in an alternative format, upon request, to accommodate individual disabilities.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time