Overnight Awake Counsellor

The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) - Milton, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a provincial leader in the Deaf community.

Our Programs support Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind adults some of whom have complex behavioural, developmental and/or mental health diagnoses. This position is responsible for the daily activities of the Anne Penney Program (APP) and will work with the Program Manager and the Milton team to ensure the highest quality of care and services for everyone we serve.


Ensure that activities and daily support approaches are in accordance with agency mission, vision, values, strategic direction and policies with a goal of ensuring the highest quality of care
Ensure person-centered quality service, and achievement of program and individual service goals
Administer medications consistent with Organization’s policies & procedures
Consistently comply with clinical and program plans including daily activity schedule
Implement ISP/PDP goals; track & report on progress
Promote an evidence-based, best practice approach to care
Advocate on behalf of individuals and their specific needs/goals
Understand and be able to work with Behavioural Support Plans, PRN’s and medical protocols
Work collaboratively with team and individual’s service team; dedicating one-self to excellent service
Utilize community resources & liaise with community members
Documentation – communication logs, reports, etc.
Teach, coach, mentor – life skills, daily activity schedules and community involvement
Plan and execute activities for/with clients


Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Diploma or related college degree or equivalent work acquired experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a residential setting with Consumers with developmental disabilities, mental health needs and/or dual diagnosis
Knowledge and experience working within the deaf community and fluency in ASL
Knowledge and experience working with clinical professionals as it relates to mental health and/or behavioural needs
Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving abilities; good judgement and critical thinker
Advocates for and with the Individuals and deaf community at all times.
Excellent communication, literacy and interpersonal skills
Innovation, initiative and integrity
Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (e.g. Words, Excel, Outlook)
Knowledge and experience with report writing and data entry
Experience managing nutritional needs of clients
Current Quality Assurance Measures, Safe Management, Medication Administration, Oxygen Training and WHMIS certification and be able to actively participate in all trainings
Valid Ontario Full G Driver’s License and clean driving record
French language/LSQ an asset

Interested candidates please email resume to: Human Resources at careers@bobrumball.org or fax to 416-449-8881

Please contact the above if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process.


We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting Date: May 29, 2020 Closing Date: June 11, 2020 Start Date: Immediate