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Support Worker

We are seeking a full-time support worker to support a vibrant young man with developmental disabilities. The primary goal is to participate with the individual in his areas of interest (e.g. theatre, performing arts, set designs) and support him in developing friendships and explore employment and volunteer opportunities.

By collaborating with the individual and his family, the support workers will be responsible for supporting the development of skills and competencies in the community and will be responsible for liaising with recreational groups, employers and volunteer organizations which support inclusion and the development of relationships.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • An interest in theatre and performing arts.
  • Creative, imaginative, knowledgeable and self-directed.
  • The ability to facilitate friendships within the community.
  • Be ready and able to deal with unpredictable situations.
  • Mature and comfortable in a mentorship role.
  • Ability to teach and mentor others; knowing how to break complex tasks into small components.
  • A passion for teaching and mentoring; intuitive understanding of when to step back and when more
    support may be required.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent coaching skills—knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of
    skills as they relate to managing a social life and developing friendships.
  • Knowledge of community resources available to support the person’s participation and inclusion within their community.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and applicable insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Recent Police Check (within the last year) complete with a vulnerable sector check.

An industry competitive salary is offered. The successful candidate will be directly employed by the individual and family. Consequently, the name of the employer is not published for confidentiality reasons.

If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application to Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The family is accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found.