A Support Worker at Bethesda supports people with intellectual disabilities in a variety of sites, or Resources. When you are hired, you may be assigned to a residential home or to a non-residential site where Community Inclusion is the focus. Community Inclusion offers quality of life opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to enrich their lives, develop their abilities and experience personal growth. A residential home is where between 2 and 4 people live and receive 24/7 support. A Support Worker cooperates with a team of people responsible for a wide range of needs, including community resources and other Support Workers.
The position of Support Worker requires a high degree of Christian commitment and love to the people we support and to the philosophy of Bethesda. Confidentiality with respect to people receiving our services and the operations of Bethesda is required. The worker must have the desire and capacity to support people with diverse abilities, and must believe that the person receiving support is uniquely valuable.
A Support Worker may be scheduled to work shifts over a 24-hour day period and will report to and be assigned duties by the Resource Manager of the Resource you are assigned to. You may start as a Casual Employee, meaning you will be on call. As a Casual Employee, you have the opportunity to apply for a position with guaranteed weekly hours.
The following list of job duties and responsibilities are some of the duties that a Support Worker does. But the job is diverse and may vary depending on the site and the shift you are working.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
At Bethesda, we’re about creating community among the people we serve, our staff and our surrounding communities. We are all interdependent as we experience life together, and all valuable for the abilities we share. We know we learn from and need each other to thrive.
Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service.
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