Looking for steady, meaningful work?
Join our Community Support Services team at March of Dimes Canada. Provide daily supports related to Brain Injury in their homes and community. Work on personalized goals that clients have set out for them selves and support by prompting, queuing and providing strategies so clients are able to regain their independence and confidence in their own abilities.
Because of you, people in your community will live a better-quality life, with dignity. It’s a job to be proud of.
Why join March of Dimes Canada?
- Deeply satisfying work
- Steady employment with one of the most respected agencies in Canada
o Full- and part-time jobs
- A stable and supportive team of proud workers, many who have been with us for years
- Successful employee training program
- Competitive benefits package (including health and dental benefits for part-time staff after one year of employment and who work a minimum number of hours)
- Pension plan (optional for part-time staff who work a minimum number of hours)
- Paid sick time
- Vacation time (vacation pay for part-time staff, including the option to bank time for a one-time payout)
- Best practices protecting health and safety
- Excellent safety record with COVID-19
- Scheduling allows for work/life balance
- Culturally diverse workplace
Who is March of Dimes Canada?
From our humble beginnings in 1951 as a group of mothers going door-to-door collecting dimes in support of polio research, March of Dimes Canada has grown into a national, multi-service not-for-profit organization. We work for people with disabilities and seniors, helping them with daily living, rehabilitation and employment.
What does the Community Support Services team do?
Our Community Support Services team, which is primarily funded by governments, provides essential services that enable people to live as independently as possible. Whether the disability is physical, cognitive or the result of brain injury or aging, our team of 1,600 employees assists people in their homes and communities, helping them
gain a greater level of functioning and connection with others. Over the past year, the number of people we serve rose to more than 6,100 people.
We are currently looking for Full Time, Permanent Brain Injury Community Support Workers in York Region - 13311 Yonge St. Richmond Hill, ON for York Simcoe Brain Injury Services and Brain Injury Outreach. This position is eligible for the $3.00 per hour temporary wage enhancement from the Ontario government for hours spent directly supporting clients.
Duties include the following:
- Implements programs designed to enhance the efficiency and safe delivery of Independent Living services to clients with Brain Injury with the support of the RSC
- In conjunction with the RSC complete and develop, implementation of IRP’s with clients
- Ability to manage a caseload with flexibility while responding to other duties as assigned
- Work collaboratively with behaviour consultants to ensure individual needs are met through functional goal setting
- Act as a resource to staff and families in the provision of long-term support and service coordination for complex or catastrophic cases to enable adults with Brain Injuries to remain in community
- To provide cognitive and compensatory strategies that support functional goal setting
Background / Qualifications:
- 2 – 5 years experience in the Social Services/Health Sector, coordinating services for individuals with Brain Injury is an asset
- Concrete knowledge of the effects of an ABI is an asset, training will be provided
- Community based experience working with individuals with a Brain Injury, physical disabilities or special needs
- Highly organized and excellent time management skills
- Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Knowledge of behaviour management principles
- General understanding of computer hardware and software
- Strong ability to assess and determine effective compensatory strategies for individuals with brain injuries.
Note: Please specify Position, Program and Office location you are applying to.
March of Dimes Canada has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by receiving all required doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to the commencement of their employment, or as otherwise recommended by public health authorities. We will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or on the basis of any other protected ground, as required under applicable human rights legislation.
March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.