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Job Number:  39490
Direct Support Person
Job Posted: Monday, 6 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 1 December 2017
(in 12 days)
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Part time
Location: Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Baden, New Hamburg Salary: 14.35 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!

 

 

DIRECT SUPPORT PERSON [DSP]
EXTEND-A-FAMILY WATERLOO REGION [EAFWR]
Qualifications:

  • 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
  • G2 Licence and access to a vehicle

Role:

  • The role is one of the primary functions and reasons for the existence of EAFWR. As a Direct Support Person you are the key front line support provider who engages 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.

 

Role Competencies:

Threshold Competencies Level 3:

Flexibility                      Adapts tactics depending on the situation

Self-Control                   Takes positive action to calm self and others

Self-Development         Actively seeks feedback for performance enhancement

Service Orientation        Takes personal responsibility for resolving service issues

Values & Ethics             Acts in accord with values & ethics even when not easy to do so

 

Core Competencies

Level

 

 

Advocating For Others

3

Calculates impact of actions or words

Collaboration

3

Encourages Others

Creative Problem Solving           

3

Understands and acts on basic relationships

Fostering Independence in Others

3

Delegates

Initiative

3

Thinks and plans ahead

Interpersonal Relations/Respect  

3

Effectively uses empathy

Resilience

3

Overcomes obstacles and/or distractions in specific situations (short or medium term)

       

 

 

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Apply online! Either generally as a Direct Support Person, or to specific contracts through our website: http://www.eafwr.on.ca/get-involved/contract-opportunities!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions related to the position or organization.
Contact Details:
Kevin Guay
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region
91 Moore St.
Kitchener, ON, N2H 3S4

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


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