Temporary Full Time Residential Counsellor, Team Leader (union position)

Broadview Village - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Purpose Summary:
Broadview Village has 40+ years of providing outstanding support to adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and we are currently hiring a Temporary Full-time Residential Counsellor, Team Leader. Broadview Village residences provide around-the-clock support to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges. This position reports to the Residential Manager. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. Location and scheduling assignments may change based on organizational and programmatic needs.

This position requires someone who has a passion for and takes initiative in the creation and implementation of programming in areas such as: personal care & hygiene, mental health advocacy and community integration. The capacity to work collaboratively within a team is required, as well as with a large number of stakeholders including: healthcare professionals, consultants, colleagues, community members, family members and friends. This position also requires a resilient direct support professional who is confident in navigating conflict, overcoming obstacles, de-escalation techniques and who is creative in providing support to individuals in crisis.

The Residential Counsellor must ensure that their activities follow established legislation, and policies and procedures including: Employment Standards; Occupational Health & Safety Standards; Collective Agreements; Payroll Procedures; Salvation Army Accreditation; and Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA).

Responsibilities
Creating support protocols, completing behavioural and mental health assessments, and ensuring completion of medical assessments and reports
Providing support for residents’ personal development including creating individual support planning (ISP) documents and monthly follow up Program Review Documents.
Functioning as prime advocate for residents and facilitating self-advocacy to community supports in collaboration with colleagues and other healthcare professionals
Collecting and analyzing data and anecdotal information to continually develop optimal support plans
Overseeing resident personal belonging inventories
Medication administration and coordination of health/medical appointments
Providing financial support to residents in payment of expenses as well as maintaining accurate & timely records of resident finances
Ensuring learning opportunities are provided utilizing agency and community resources. Includes planning and participating in community outings and daytime/weekend trips, etc.
Fostering independence in residents including supervising and assisting residents with meal preparation & clean-up
Maintaining cleanliness of program site, ensuring health and safety protocols are closely followed
Providing orientation and/or support to co-workers, students, volunteers and/or family members
Following and promoting the agency’s and House program goal and philosophy
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
Completed 2-3 year Developmental Services Worker Diploma or other equivalent degree/diploma related to human services
Preferred minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities and preferably working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental health challenges and developmental disabilities
Experience with writing, implementing and updating Individual Support Planning
Strong counselling/de-escalation support skills required
Medication administration experience preferred
Proficient computer skills needed in Microsoft Office and email programs
Valid Standard First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
Ability to achieve Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate upon hire, the employer will provide training.

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:
A clear vulnerable sector screening
Valid driver’s license an asset, and clean driver’s abstract required
Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexibility will occasionally be required)

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

This is a Bargaining Unit position represented by OPSEU Local 550
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The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.