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Job Number:  34839
Respite Support Staff
Job Posted: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 25 May 2017
(56 days ago)
The Salvation Army London Village
Region: London area Type: Contract - Part time
Location: London Salary: $18.86 per hour


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:


Responsible to ensure that needs of program participants are met i.e. physically, emotionally, medically, and behaviorally.

Report any identified needs to team members, Respite Program Supervisor and/or On –Call designate and parent/usual caregiver.

Advocate on the behalf of the program participants to promote health and well-being.

Ensure that participants follow through on personal care routines and routines of daily living.

Provide training and orientation of new staff/volunteers/students as directed; provide direction to relief staff.

Plan and facilitate a variety of leisure activities and community outings (appropriate to age, skill level and interests) which provide opportunities to promote inclusion in the community.

Provide intervention for any behavioural challenges.

Liaise with parents, caregivers, community partners as required.

Provide assistance to the Respite Program Supervisor in the maintenance and updating of participant records and other program documentation.

Dispense medication and ensure that all medication charting is completed in compliance with established agency policies.

Complete house maintenance duties as outlined in shift responsibilities as well as the organization and maintenance of property and program supplies.

Ensure proper recording in the daily log, shift change book, anecdotal recordings, incident reports, restraint forms, etc.

Report any property damage, mechanical breakdown of equipment and/or repairs needed in the program.

Perform other position related duties as required.


This Position Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the incumbent.



The successful candidate must have the following:


Completed two (2) years of Community College, Developmental Service Worker Diploma is preferred.

Previous work experience in a day program setting facilitating therapeutic recreation activities and life skill training.

Previous experience supporting adults with intellectual disabilities; dealing with challenging behaviours.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Self-motivated and disciplined.

Safe Food Handling Certification is required.

Current First Aid & CPR Certification.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training is required.

Ability to lift/move 50 lbs.

Computer literate in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

Required to have a health assessment and immunization

Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license is required, current original copy of driver’s abstract which is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, also required.

Provide an original copy of a Criminal Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.

Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.

Fluent French verbal & written communication skills an asset.

An understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.




This is a part time contract position

Some flexibility in scheduling may be required.


LOCATION:   1340 Dundas Street, London ON N5W 3B6


START DATE: Immediately                    EXPECTED END DATE: May 5, 2018


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume by May 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


Lesley Domingues, Human Resources



Reference Job #6-2017


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Fax: (519) 659-4192
E-mail: or
Mail: The Salvation Army London Village
1340 Dundas Street, London, ON, N6E 2E3

Attention: Lesley Domingues, Human Resources
**Include the Competition #6-2017 in your cover letter.
Please no phone calls.
Contact Details:
Lesley Domingues
The Salvation Army London Village
1340 Dundas Street, East
London, ON, N5W 3B6

Fax: (519) 659-4192

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