KW Habilitation - Kitchener, ON (30+ days ago)

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KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. We support individuals to live a fulfilling life which is fostered through preschool and early learning supports, respite services, residential services, community participation and employment supports. Our Vision Statement guides our work: “A community where everyone belongs and participates”

(1 year contract)
LOCATION: Lexington Rd, Waterloo, ON

We are looking for experienced Direct Support Professionals to join our team and support people in their community. Specific duties for this role include: providing respectful and supportive care, promoting people’s skills and abilities, providing the opportunity and education for growth and development, honouring personal choice and informed decision-making, and implementing individualized routines plans with attainable outcomes. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to person-centered support and the vision of KW Habilitation.

Post-Secondary education in a Human Services and six months related experience (experience working/volunteering with people who have a developmental disability preferred)
Able to provide physical (e.g., lifting, transfers) and behavioural support as required.
Able to implement positive behavioral approaches, work as an integral part of the team and demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
Able to demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making, initiative, resilience, and collaboration
Commitment to providing person-centered support, fostering independence, and advocating for others
The successful; candidate will have strong organizational, housekeeping/cleaning, communication skills and knowledge of KWH administration procedures an asset.
Current First Aid, NVCI, and computer skills are also essential qualifications.

Start Date: Immediately – Contract is for approximately 1 year
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11pm to 7am. The position is for 40 hours per week (Some flexibility required).

Applicants must apply in writing by submitting a cover letter and résumé with a summary of relevant qualifications and reason for interest in this position by Friday, June 12, 2020 to:

KW Habilitation
Attn: Jenn Train, Manager of Inclusive Living
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON. N2G 3S8

Job ID: 200587

KW Habilitation is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. We seek to provide accessibility for all applicants with disabilities consistent with our accessibility policies and the AODA. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.