Direct Support Professional - Children's Residential Services

St.Amant - Winnipeg, MB (5 months ago)

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About Us:

St.Amant is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services throughout Manitoba which support over 1600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families. We are committed to delivering person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services. St.Amant is guided by its core values of Collaboration, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect.

Position Summary:

Support workers are responsible for the care, welfare, and support of children within a community setting. The children supported in this program not only have developmental disabilities and/or autism, but also complex care needs, including high behavioural and/or medical care needs.

The Support Worker provides residential services that align with St.Amant’s Mission & Values, provincial legislations and regulations. The goal of every staff is to create a supportive, family like environment for every child receiving services that enhances their recreational, educational, social, and spiritual involvements. We achieve this through expecting excellence in the following areas:

  • Meeting each child’s needs (physical, emotional, spiritual, and developmental)
  • Ability to create a warm and nurturing environment for each child, based on relationship building strategies and positive parenting techniques (in line with Triple P Parenting)
  • Ability to understand different disabilities and their impact on children and their developmental abilities.
  • Physical ability and emotional stability to manage and respond positively to challenging behaviors
  • Intervening (at times, physically) with children in times of emergency or crisis situations
  • As part of a team, guiding and structuring the child's environment to ensure they have the best chance to meet goals and positive outcomes
  • Participating in the planning, assessing, and implementation of care strategies that allow for developmental goals to be met
  • Ability to participate in, evaluate, and record daily events in order to ensure continuity and consistency in routines and boundaries for each child
  • Supporting children in activities of daily living as independently as possible
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult situations to overcome barriers for each person receiving services
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with peers, clinicians, professional staff, families and community members and supports
  • To acquire knowledge of youth care practices and to be open to changing trends.


  • Grade XII Diploma or GED
  • Youth Care Worker experience is preferred
  • Experience providing supports to children with disabilities an asset
  • Ability to obtain CPR and Emergency First Aid certification
  • Implement physical restraint training
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License in good standing
  • Acceptable Criminal Record, Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry and Prior Contact Checks
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral (English in all positions, French is designated bi-lingual positions)
  • Familiarity with basic computer use – Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and application of person centred supports would be an asset
  • Knowledge of ASL and/or experience with adaptive communication devices would be an asset

PLEASE NOTE: A criminal record check, child abuse registry check and prior contact check are required prior to commencement of employment. Existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your application date will be accepted. In order to allow for a prompt start-date if you are the successful candidate, you may apply for the criminal record check online prior to your interview here: of this check does not guarantee employment.

St.Amant will complete your child abuse registry check and prior contact check at the interview.

How to apply

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We thank all applicants, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Casual, Permanent


  • dsp: 1 year (Preferred)


  • French (Preferred)