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 Bilingual (English and French) Lifestyle Strategist (Day Program Support Worker) who will be responsible for direct service delivery to CORE participants and the management of a caseload. The Bilingual Lifestyle Strategist will support Francophone participants to identify and achieve their goals. The Bilingual Lifestyle Strategist will also support the organization to develop and implement French Language Services in compliance with the French Language Service Act, RSO 1990. This will include written and verbal translation.
The opening is a full-time permanent position, following a successful three month probationary period. Work hours are from Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. CORE offers a competitive salary, health benefits, a group RRSP employer contribution program, 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
-Assess the needs and strengths of participants and assist them to develop short and long-term goals with measurable outcomes
-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
-Develop effective working relationships with parents, caregivers, stakeholders, and other professionals as necessary
-Meet legislated documentation requirements, keep case notes up to date, and follow all procedures for maintaining confidential participant service files
-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
-Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders in a professional manner
-Strong writing and documentation skills in both French and English
-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 and French is an asset