Job Posting

 Full Time Senior Support Worker – Residential


Salary:                        BPACL Grid Level:  D1 – $25.63 ($3.00 Wage Enhancement included)


Hours of Work:          40 hours per week – Working primarily days, but could include evenings and weekends.


Benefits:                                Eligible for our group benefits plan which includes: health, dental, life, long term disability, accident insurance, and our RRSP group plan upon completion of your probationary period.



Purpose of Position:


The Senior Support Worker is an accountable and vital part in communication and team leadership helping to ensure the use of a holistic methodology to meet the needs of people supported.  Utilizing their knowledge, skill and understanding of person centred planning principals; the Senior Support Worker supports the team in their work as well as people supported to participate and contribute to their community, becoming all they can be.

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Senior Support Worker Job title Details


Working in a leadership role, the Senior Support Worker provides ongoing direct care and support to people receiving supports and services from Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living. This position is responsible to promote individual safety, security, dignity and respect to all people.  The Senior Support Worker will provide guidance and support to, staff, students and volunteers. Within the scope of this position provide support, assistance and advocacy based on the needs and abilities of each person, in offering them opportunities to participate and share in community life as equal and valued partners.  The Senior Support Worker will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of individual support plans.  The Senior Support Worker will demonstrate professionalism as the regular liaison between people, their families, support networks and community partners.  The Senior Support Worker will promote a team approach in maintaining and safeguarding the assets of the Association and people supported.




Duties and Responsibilities


Service delivery: The person will be responsible for:

  1. Service delivery which shall include, but not limited to:
  • Protect and maintain strict confidentiality of all people and families supported;
  • In collaboration with each person’s support team, ensure that personal preferences and goals are a key component of each person’s plan and their daily living;
  • Leads the person’s directed planning meetings;
  • Oversee the data collection for each person supported and support the development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans;
  • Know and facilitate each person’s plan;
  • Provide input and feedback which will be used in preparation of the person’s planning meeting;
  • Act as an appropriate role model;
  • Ensure that the physical, medical and emotional needs of all people are attended to;
  • Administer medications in accordance with the Agency’s policies and procedures;
  • Assist people to facilitate daily activities;
  • Provide required documentation to verify any monies spent, eg. Groceries, supplies, petty cash;
  • Provide overnight support when required.
  • Perform duties as defined by their Supervisor;
  • Carry out established supports required for the health, safety and rights for the protection and promotion for each person;
  • Assist their Supervisor in maintaining appropriate inventory and stewardship of the home;
  • Completes all documentation required in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for coordinating the daily routine of the home to ensure people’s support needs are met and maintain a clean and safe work environment;
  • May be requested to provide on call support;
  • Supports and assists people as needed and or as requested in all areas of daily living.


  1. Organizational:
  • Represent the Association in an appropriate, professional manner;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theServices and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008, the Ontario Disability Support Program, the Ontario Disability Employment Support Program and any other legislative requirements;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and implementation of all Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that the workplace is maintained in a clean, safe and secure manner;
  • Perform duties in a safe and responsible manner;
  • Meet with staff and team members for evaluation and planning purposes;
  • Participate in meetings for the purpose of enhancing services or building capacity
  • Responsible for participation in training and life long learning;
  • Provide Agency orientation for new staff as requested.
  • Ensure Occupational Health and Safety standards are met.


Minimum Qualification Criteria

  • Development Services Worker (DSW) diploma or equivalent post secondary degree/diploma in a related field.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in the social services and or community support sector, preferable with people with an intellectual disability.
  • Experience working with people facing barriers to full community participation.
  • Superior communication skills, interpersonal skills, team work skills, negotiation skills, and problem solving.
  • Effective and accurate written and oral communication is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers including MS Office, AIMS & HR Downloads, internet based medical supports, and social media.
  • Current valid certificate in First Aid, C.P.R., Non Violent Crisis /Intervention (CPI); Medication Dispensing or completion of a Pharmacology Course.
  • Current valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation to be used during the course of employment.
  • Exemplary customer service skills, the ability to advocate for others, creative problem solving skills, initiative, resilience, and a profound desire and ability to enhance the lives of the people supported.



Please apply quoting Job #PFTSSW106 in the subject line to: jobs@bpacl.ca

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. 

Applicants are encouraged to advise in advance if accommodation is required.


FTSSW106 – Senior Support Worker – Residential