Residential Counsellor II – Contract
Central West Specialized Developmental Services
Oakville, ON
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acting as an advocate for the clients in identifying and ensuring that their 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.
A minimum of two years’ previous experience supporting people with a developmental disability, mental illness or Dual Diagnosis
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.
Location: Oakville