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Job Number:  30118
Direct Support Person
Job Posted: Thursday, 6 October 2016
Closing Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Part time
Location: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, St. Jacobs Salary: 13.36 Hourly

Do you have a passion for inclusive community, and want to support the unique goals and desires of others? Join our team, and become an integral part of our community!




  • Secondary school diploma OR some secondary school with related experience.
  • Minimum eighteen years of age.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be reliable and dependable, punctual and committed.
  • Demonstrate threshold and core competencies outlined for DSP’s


  • The role is one of the primary functions and reasons for the existence of EAFWR. As a contract support person you are one of the key front line support providers who engage in establishing a positive nurturing relationship with the people we support. You are guided by compassion, care and responsibility. You readily display these attitudes and ideals in your relationship with the person being supported and in your representation of EAFWR as an organization wherever you are.

Responsibilities and Functions:
Reporting to a designated Support Coordinator, the family of and where appropriate the person being served, the Diorect Support Person will:

1. Provide Support to the Person and Family:

  • Plan and implement programs designed to assist the person being supported in achieving goals outlined in the funding contract.
  • Establish and maintain a respectful relationship with the person being supported.
  • Engage in open and honest communication with the person being supported, their family and the designated Support Coordinator.
  • Be aware of and adhere to EAFWR’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and maintain a safe work environment for the DSP and the person being supported.
  • Maintain awareness of and adherence to EAFWR procedures dealing with serious and/or unusual incidents.

2. Provide Support to EAFWR Administration by:

  • Maintain awareness of and adherence to relevant EAFWR and Ministry guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Promote the growth of an organizational culture that is both inclusive and anti-oppressive.
  • Participate in training and staff development as requested/required.
  • Provide documents relevant to the position as requested by EAFWR

Extend-A-Family is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to employment.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Apply online generally or to specific contracts through our website at http://www.eafwr.on.ca/get-involved/contract-opportunities !
Contact Details:
Kevin Guay
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region
91 Moore St.
Kitchener, ON, N2H 3S4

Tel: 519-741-0190
www:   www.eafwr.on.ca

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