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 competitive compensation, professional development & training, & opportunities for advancement. Applications are currently being accepted for an Adult Protective Services (APS) Worker in our Developmental Services (DS) program.
Full-time (35-hours/week) for twelve (12) months at $51,074/annum, then will reduce to .50 FTE (17.5-hours/week) at $25,537/annum
Day/evening/week-end hours required
To assess needs, & develop & implement personal Individual Support Plans for adults who have a developmental disability (developmental disability as defined by the Government of Ontario’s Select Committee on Developmental Services) to enhance their ability to continue to live independently in their community. The objective is to support individuals &, if permission is given from the individual, their families or caregivers in continuing independent living & integration into the community.
Provide individualized supports to adults with developmental disabilities (developmental disabilities as defined by the Government of Ontario’s Select Committee on Developmental Services) who are living independently in the community
Provide educational & learning assistance in order that individuals are able to live independently & without endangering themselves & others
Facilitate & coordinate the necessary supports individuals may require &/or seek which they identify for themselves
Support individuals in developing friendships within the community & affiliations which decrease their sense of isolation
Help mediate, facilitate & inform individuals to make choices for themselves & promote self determination
Provide a range of instrumental & counselling (practical & supportive) services to individuals
Provide crisis support & immediate intervention supports
Work with individuals who have complex & challenging needs
Work with other community agencies & community personnel
Maintain current, accurate & detailed files & written support plans, which meet agency & funder requirements
Correspond in a manner which is clear, concise, factual & accurate
Follow all regulated policy & procedure as outlined by Agency, funders & appropriate governing legislation
Receive, assess & support all eligible persons
Participate & represent the Agency in community activities as they may relate to Developmental Services
Comply with the criteria for Serious Occurrence Reporting (SOR)
Facilitate group education & instruction
Establish & maintain positive relationships with key community collaterals
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors level degree in Social Work/Psychology/Social Development 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 (complex mental health needs & developmental disability)
Current 1st Aid & CPR certification
Ability to work from home, consisting of a safe and private home office setting and the necessary technical equipment and high-speed Internet access for remote work
Familiarity with virtual work platforms
Ability to mediate conflict
Valid Ontario driver’s license, appropriate insurance & daily access to a reliable vehicle.
Superior written & verbal command of the English language
Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel & data bases
Demonstrated efforts to continuously update skills
Additional language(s) an asset
Ability to work days/evenings/week-ends
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE
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 encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our Agency & our range of programs & services at www.fspeel.org
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.
Family Services of Peel is dedicated to building an inclusive community with a shared purpose, and we strive to represent the values of respect, collaboration and diversity. We have a strong commitment to employment equity and follow this commitment throughout our recruitment and selection process.
Family Services of Peel is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. We also encourage applications from persons with disabilities, and will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all the stages of the recruitment and selection process. All information that is received in regards to accommodations will be kept confidential.
We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and Huron Wendat Indigenous territories, covered by ‘Treaty 13’, also known as the Toronto Purchase. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place.
It is Family Services of Peel’s policy to recruit and 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.
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