The Centre for Opportunities, Respect, and Empowerment (CORE) has been providing day program and community participation supports to adults with developmental challenges and dual diagnosis since 1914. CORE’s mission is to engage individuals in lifelong learning activities that will support the maintenance of mental, physical, and emotional wellness as well as encourage self-determination and social inclusion. CORE is a highly respected non-profit organization in the developmental sector, funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and by CORE’s in demand fee-for-service spaces.
CORE has an immediate vacancy for a Junior Lifestyle Strategist (Day Program Assistant) who will be responsible for direct service delivery to CORE participants. The opening is a 6 month full-time contract position, with opportunity for renewal and permanent employment. Work hours are from Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. CORE offers competitive pay and training opportunities related to the job. CORE is a supportive and rewarding employment environment with low turnover rates and a dedicated staff and management team.
CORE is committed to inclusive and non-discriminatory hiring practices. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
-Seek to provide a safe environment for participants
-Respect the rights of participants to self-determination
-Develop and facilitate engaging activities related to participants’ identified goals which may include individual activities, groups, community based outings, and volunteer opportunities
-Encourage peer relationships, social skill development, and community engagement
-Provide emotional and behavioural support as necessary
-Accurately write case notes
-Seek supervision when required and work closely with the staff team
-Be open to receiving and providing ongoing feedback and support
-Be willing to change roles as required and support the overall operations of the organization
-Minimum of a college diploma in a relevant field of study (Social Service Work, Social Work, Family and Community Social Services, and Recreation Therapy)
-Minimum of 1 year experience in a supervised related field
-Basic understanding of the social service field and vulnerable populations
-Strong writing and documentation skills
-Skills in developing and facilitating engaging groups and activities
-Knowledge of various computer software programs, email, internet, local network
-A current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Screen Check
-A valid G level driver’s license is an asset
-First Aid/CPR/AED certification, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training are assets
-Registration in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or related field is an asset
-Fluency in languages in addition to English is an asset