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Job Number:  39820
Facilitator - Supported Independent Living Program
Job Posted: Friday, 17 November 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 December 2017
(51 days ago)
Family Services of Peel
Region: Halton / Peel area Type: Full time
Location: Mississauga-Brampton-Caledon Salary: $39,985/annum

Family Services of Peel (FSP) is a progressive, multi-service Agency offering a dynamic work environment & culture. Are you interested in working at an organization that is committed to excellence & adds value to the community? We offer our staff competitive compensation, professional development & training, & opportunities for advancement. Peel has a highly diverse & rapidly growing population of more than one million people & includes Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon. Applications are currently being accepted for one (1) full-time (35-hours/week) & one (1) part-time (17.5-hours/week) Facilitator in our Supported Independent Living (SIL) program. SIL Facilitators provide personal support to adults with developmental disabilities in supported individual living settings. The objective is to implement an Individual Support Plan for continued independent living & client enjoyment of a lifestyle which promotes participation, friendships & citizenship in the community.                 



Family Services of Peel is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants selected for an interview.                                       


Job Responsibilities       

  • To coordinate cases, intake & assessment
  • To develop, implement & provide services based on & reflective of person-centred planning, self-determination & choice
  • To ensure that clients receive the contracted hours of support as identified
  • To develop & maintain a trusting & empowering relationship with the client
  • To facilitate the continued development of skills necessary to live independently & safely
  • To ensure safe & suitable living arrangements
  • To plan for clients’ changing needs as a result of aging, medical, &/or psycho-social needs
  • To develop opportunities for increased inclusion within in clients’ respective communities, as well as creating opportunities for increased friendships& affiliations
  • To provide clients & caregivers with community information & service referrals
  • To facilitate crisis intervention for clients (abuse, post traumatic stress, panic situations, suicidal ideation or other critical incidents) advocate & support clients or refer them to other resources
  • To ensure clients get to appointments & services when required
  • To meet all service delivery standards
  • To maintain case files with historical & current information regarding clients’ status, assessment, service plans, service provided, outcome & evaluation, & all case notes
  • To provide statistical & incident information to manager for monthly & quarterly reports
  • To write letters or memos regarding service
  • To participate in providing information, & contributing to special reports, proposals or projects
  • To attend all required training: e.g. Social Role Valorization, Personal Outcome Measures, First Aid & CPR, CPI, & other training as relevant
  • To comply with current Ministry serious occurrence reporting & guidelines
  • To participate in team meetings & provide input & ideas for improving services.
  • To contribute to team assignments & projects
  • To maintain confidentiality for all matters related to Agency work in accordance with relevant Agency policies & procedures
  • To participate in orientation & training of placement students
  • To perform other relevant duties as assigned, for team or Agency

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors level degree in related field &/or community college diploma specific to developmental disabilities combined with a minimum of 3-years paid work experience working with adults who are developmentally disabled individuals (developmental disabilities as defined by the Government of Ontario’s Select Committee on Developmental Services)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with a dual diagnosis (mental health challenges & developmental disability)
  • Proven experience supporting individuals with complex mental health challenges & manifestations
  • Current 1st Aid & CPR certification
  • Superior written & oral command of the English language
  • Strong communication skills, including presentations
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, & data bases
  • Demonstrated efforts to continuously update skills
  • Ability to work day, evening & week-end hours
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License in good standing, a clean driving record, appropriate insurance & a vehicle are required for this position.
  • Flexibility to work at a variety of locations throughout Peel region (e.g. Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)  
  • Additional language(s) an asset


$39,985/annum full-time

$19,992/annum part-time       


We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Please forward your letter of interest & resume (indicating if you're applying for the full-time or the part-time job) to: 


Human Resources Department

Family Services of Peel

501-151 City Centre Drive

Mississauga ON L5B 1M7

Fax        416.352.5396



We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Family Services of Peel is a community-based Agency that works to strengthen families, couples & individuals through counselling, education & support services. To ensure the highest standards of service for our clients, our staff are experienced & qualified professionals who reflect the richness of our diverse community. Our Counsellors adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Counselling & Social Work profession. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our Agency & our range of programs & services.              www.fspeel.org 


Family Services of Peel is committed to developing a staff team that reflects the community in which we work, & the people we serve.


An equal opportunity employer, it is Family Services of Peel’s policy to recruit & select applicants for employment solely on the basis of qualifications. In accordance with privacy legislation, by submitting your application you are providing your consent for the recruiter to conduct employment references.


As a member of this dynamic Agency, staff will be asked to undertake & lead special assignments. This may include participation in fundraising, strategic planning, & other related activities which contribute to the continuous transformation of Family Services of Peel.  

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit applications via e-mail, fax, or mail.
No telephone calls please.
Contact Details:
Human Resources Department
Family Services of Peel
151 City Centre Drive Suite 501
Mississauga ON L5B 1M7

Tel: 905-270-2250
Fax: 416-352-5396
www:   www.fspeel.org

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