Rygiel Supports for Community Living
Hamilton area, Hamilton
closed 5 days ago (Mon, 23 Nov) part time
Vision statement: Every person we support will have a full and meaningful life, which means having a home, relationships of all kinds, and a variety of socially valued roles.
Mission statement: Rygiel Supports for Community Living serves people who have a developmental disability and multiple handicaps. The services are determined by a person’s individual needs and are designed to enable each person to be a fulfilled participatory member of the community.
JOB POSTING – PART TIME SUPPORT WORKER (up to 24 hours/week)
RYGIELSupports for Community Livingis a non-profit organization providing residential supports to individuals who have a physical and/or mental disability. The agency is guided by the Vision: every Person we support will have a full and meaningful life, which means having a home, relationships of all kinds, and a variety of socially valued roles.
The Support Worker is a full participating member of the staff team, which provides support to individuals to have meaningful relationships, activities and work within his/her community. The Support Worker will exercise and model skills to support and enable the team to work collectively with the individual in addressing and meeting the needs identified by the Person Directed Plan and help to bring about the individual’s visions.
Assisting people supported and team members in fulfilling the Vision and Mission of the Agency
Provide personal care to people supported
Assist people supported to get to appointments, activities, work, etc.
Communicate effectively with families of people supported while continuing to support relationships
Connect people supported to their neighborhood and community
Accountable to people being supported, Team Leader and team members in order to attain goals set in Person Directed Plan
Diligently able to promote healthy eating/living habits and follow guidelines according the Canada Food Guide and dietician recommendations
Actively attend & participate in Team Meetings
Relevant post-secondary education/academic training with relevant experience a must
Successful completion of Medication Administration / Pharmacology Course
Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Rescuer and First Aid Certification
Clear Criminal Reference Check-Vulnerable Sector
Proficient computer skills using AIMS, Excel, Word, Internet
Able to perform moderate to heavy lifting
Knowledge, Skills and Credentials:
Knowledge of community resources
Experience with goal setting and completing goals as set out in Individual Support Plan
Excellent listening/communication skills, and good writing and reporting skills, proper documentation
Assist people supported to adapt and build their employment skills
Demonstrated participation in and application of assigned training (i.e Conscious Care and Support, Building Connections & Relationships, Your Uniqueness & Importance etc.), to better support individuals
Excellent conflict management skills using patience, empathy and collaboration
Excellent organizational skills
Rygiel Driver requirements an asset
Knowledge of alternative communication that will be directed by the individual supported, i.e. Blissymbolics, SIGN language, Pic Symbols, where applicable.
Ability to understand non-verbal and Gestural language, where applicable
Demonstrated oral and written English skills, appropriate to the requirements of the position
French language skills considered an asset
Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills within a team
Proven ability to motivate and encourage team members, valuing their strengths
Ability to plan, implement, organize, multitask, make decisions, problem solve and complete tasks independently, while following the input /directions given by the individual supported.
Willing to learn new skills, respond to feedback and adapt to any situation
Willingness to learn and advance in the role
Proven demonstrated ability to assist individual supported to establish and maintain positive relationship with each other
Ability to take initiative and demonstrate creativity.
Specific Skills Required:
Experience with health care support
Experience with mental health care support, including FASD, Autism, anxiety, depression, grounding and de-escalation techniques
Experience with behaviour support strategies
Experience working with Behavior Specialist in developing and implementing behavior management plans and strategies
Ability to modify and adapt strategies and consult on changes with Behaviour Therapist
Ability to assess and provide follow up for existing healthcare needs of individual supported – complex healthcare condition specific to individual supported which include diabetes management (specially glucose monitoring, insulin administration, diet control, G-tube and G-J tube feedings, oxygen, suctioning, ileostomy care) an asset
Available days, evenings, split shifts, weekends and sleepover shifts; willingness to be flexible, reliable and adjust schedules as required by the person(s) being supported and their personal schedule(s).
Qualified individuals are invited to submit their resume via fax or email, along with a letter of introduction.
RYGIEL Supports for Community Living 220 Cranbrook Drive, Hamilton, ON L9C 5V7 Fax: 905-525-5933
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
RYGIEL Supports for Community Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and will also provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
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Qualified individuals are invited to submit their resume via fax or email, along with a letter of introduction to: Human Resources Coordinator - RYGIEL Supports for Community Living 220 Cranbrook Drive, Hamilton, ON L9C 5V7 Fax: 905-525-5933 Email:
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