Residential Counsellor II
Central West Specialized Developmental Services
Oakville, ON
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Acting as an advocate for the client in identifying and ensuring that his/her needs are met.
  • Assisting the client in daily routines and the activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, bathing, toileting as required
  • Planning and implementing activities as per the Personal Support Plan (PSP) that meet the client’s recreational and leisure needs
  • Implement behavioural strategies as per the Behavioural Support Plan (BSP)
  • Providing First Aid as required
  • Dispensing medication as required
  • Transporting clients to various activities and appointments as needed using approved means of transportation.
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date documentation as detailed in policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of those in this program and that the environment is safe and free of hazards.
  • Working as a team member in planning and implementing activities and routines.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Developmental Services Worker Diploma (DSW)
  • Candidates who do not hold a DSW diploma may be considered if they have a Diploma (minimum 2 year program) or Degree from a recognized Community College/University in Social/Human Services.
  • Candidates that are hired who do not hold a DSW Diploma will be required to complete Pharmacology within the first 6 months of employment plus 4 additional DSW courses within the first 2 years of employment.
  • Previous experience supporting people with a developmental disability, mental health illness or Dual Diagnosis.
  • Experience working in specialized supports or active treatment environments an asset.
  • First Aid and Advanced Safe Management certifications are required.
  • An ability to work within a team, with other support providers, families, volunteers and community members
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.
  • A valid Class G driver’s license and willingness to drive.
Locations: Oakville, Halton Hills, Mississauga