Life Skills Counsellor
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) Toronto Metro area
closes in 2 days (Wed, 23 Sep) part time
POSITION STATUS: Part-Time – Permanent (Non-Union) (5 vacancies)
SCHEDULE: Flexibility required as needed
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a provincial leader in the Deaf community. Our Adult Residential Program (ARP) and Progressive Assisted Living (PAL) program support Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind adults some of whom have complex behavioural, developmental, and/or mental health diagnoses.
The Life Skills Counsellor provides the individuals in care with opportunities to increase their level of independence in skill area such as communication, daily living, social, and community awareness based on each individual’s Life Plan.
Assist in identifying needs for all individuals in the program
Be familiar with all individuals programs developed from the Individual Support Plan and assist as necessary
Plan and organize indoor and outdoor recreation activities for all individuals on a weekly basis
Ensure all individuals are safely transported to appointments, community outings, outside programs, transportation stations and family homes
Ensure a high level of quality care is maintained at all times
Follow Policies and Procedures for the agency and Ministry of Community and Social Services as they apply to our individuals and standard of care.
Use the least intrusive procedures necessary to maintain a stable environment
Maintain a respectful attitude towards individuals at all times
Utilize community resources & liaise with community members
Advocate on behalf of individuals and their specific needs/goals
Keep your team up to date on program activates at all times
Teach, coach, mentor – life skills, daily activity schedules and community involvement
Diploma in Human Services related field or one (1) year of experience working in a residential setting with Consumers with developmental disabilities, mental health needs and/or dual diagnosis
Knowledge and experience working within the deaf community and fluency in ASL Experience working with community resources
Knowledge and experience working with clinical professionals as it relates to mental health and/or behavioural needs
Demonstrated skills with decision-making in crisis situation and the ability to effectively manage stress
Proven ability to work well in a team, as well as independently
Current SMG, CPR/First Aid, and Med Admin certification and be able to participate in all future training
Effectively utilizes community resources, including within the broader community, Developmental sector and Deaf communities
Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with other workers, Consumers in care, families, and other external supporting professionals
Demonstrated leadership, creative problem-solving abilities; good judgement and critical thinker
Excellent communication, literacy and interpersonal skills
Innovation, initiative and integrity
Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
Valid Ontario Full G Driver’s License and clean driving record
French language/ LSQ an asset
Interested candidates, please email resume to Human Resources at or fax to 416-449-8881 Please contact the above if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process. PLEASE QUOTE JOB POSTING NUMBER YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posting Date: September 10, 2020 Closing Date: September 23, 2020 Start Date: Immediate
How to Apply
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Contact Details BRCCED Careers, Human Resources
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED), 2395 Bayview Ave., Toronto , ON 416-449-9651
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