Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living provides progressive and innovative supports to people with an intellectual disability who live in the community of Wiarton and the broader Bruce Peninsula.
At BPACL, we are looking for an outgoing, energetic, compassionate person to join our growing organization. Becoming apart of our team not only allows your skills to thrive, but will also create a difference and inspire others within the Wiarton community.
As a member of Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living the support workers provide direct care and support to people receiving supports and services from Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living. Come live your best life working for BPACL.
This position is responsible for promoting safety, security, dignity, and respect to all people. Specifically, the role, responsibilities and activities of the position will be as follows:
|Job Number||Position Title||Location/Program|
|Job # PPTSW
|Support Worker||This position provides very individualized supports for people. The Support Worker will be flexible and adaptable to changing support needs at all times. Supports at this location(s) will be highly focused on positive behavior support plans and proactive health care supports. Supporting people to connect to their community through activities, events, celebrations, places of worship, volunteering and employment opportunities will be essential to success in supports.
The Support Worker will be energized by being a creative, critical thinker.
Hours of Work: Up to 60 hours in a two week pay period, working mainly days, evenings and bi-weekly weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ability to provide crisis intervention and exercise good judgment in emergency and/or crisis situations;
- Ability to work independently and take responsibility for all potentialities within the SIL/Residential Other setting;
- Excellent interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills;
- Provide professional support in an, accepting, supportive and compassionate environment where people with developmental disabilities are valued as equal partners in creating positive outcomes;
- Facilitates supports based on self-directed support plans;
- Know and implement each person’s ISP, PBSP and any other protocol developed for the person;
- Demonstrates a respectful relationship with each person and recognizes their rights as citizens and promotes dignity and wellbeing;
- Supports every person to develop decision making skills, exercise choices, and assume responsibilities and reasonable risk that promote inclusion in the community. Involve the person and their advocates in the decision making process;
- Is aware of the unique strengths, needs and preferences of each person, particularly as it relates to a person’s goals and aspirations;
- Supports each person to participate in the cultural, spiritual, recreational, leisure, and education activities in the community;
- Support each person to make informed choices in all areas as needed including healthy lifestyle (nutrition, diet, and exercise), budgeting, medical and safety issues;
- Ensures confidentiality of all information pertaining to people supported.
Minimum Qualification Criteria
- DSW/CYW and/or minimum of 1 year experience working with people with an intellectual disability.
- Strong written, verbal and non-verbal skills.
- Team player and ability to work independently must be demonstrated.
- Proven skills to appropriately manage crisis situations.
- Proven understanding of ISP, and PBSP.
- Development and implementation of basic protocols.
- Completion of a recognized pharmacology course is an asset.
- Familiar with adaptive communication.
- Clean driver’s abstract and reliable transportation with 2 million liability insurance.
- Current First Aid/CPR
- Current CPI certificate
- Must be available to days, afternoons, evenings, and every other weekend.
Regular Hours: up to 60 hours in a 2 week pay period
Starting Wage: $20.56
Please apply quoting Job # -PPTSW to:
314 George Street, P.O. Box 95
Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity please inform the hiring manager if you require any accommodations.