Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton

Part-Time Support Worker

Jan 16, 2021
Hamilton, Ontario
Early Career

Job purpose

To professionally work as part of a team to provide quality ongoing primary support for Individuals in a residential setting, maximizing their potential in a safe environment.

Duties and responsibilities

To follow Beth Tikvah’s philosophy of community integration and adult living, and implement agency policies and procedures at all times.

1. Medical/Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Support Individuals in all areas of physical/health needs.
  • Within 24 hours of occurrence, write up Incident Reports/Seizure Reports and submit to supervisor.
  • Working knowledge of the emergency pager system and ability to implement when necessary.
  • Working knowledge of location fire and safety procedures as well as a basic knowledge of first aid and ability to implement as necessary.

 2. Communication Responsibilities

  • Responsible for enhancing Individuals’ communication skills
  • Proper utilization of Communication Binder and appropriate follow up.
  • Become completely familiar with each Individual’s history on their caseload.
  • Prepare shift reports daily.
  • Redirect to Supervisor for issue clarification and concerns.
  • Attend house meetings.

 3. Life Skills Responsibilities

  • Assist and support Individuals in enhancing their interpersonal/social skills.
  • Assist and support Individuals with regards to the awareness of one’s Judaic or any other religious background.
  • Assist and support Individuals in their leisure time activities.
  • Assist and support Individuals with regards to their daily living skills.
  • Assist and Support Individuals in increasing their ability to work in an appropriate manner in their work environment
  • Assist and support Individuals with regard to maintaining relationships with family, staff, and significant others.
  • Assist as necessary in following through on Individuals appointments. 

 4. Program Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of individual programs.
  • Submit any medical changes to Supervisors within 24 hours.

 5. Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision with the appropriate supervisor.
  • Follow through on directives within a time frame given by Supervisors.
  • Attend meetings and in-service training sessions as directed by Supervisors.
  • Responsible for completing a personnel timesheet and submit to the supervisor for approval.                                          

 6. Other

  • Responsible for daily household living maintenance.
  • Liaise with other agency staff and families, as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

This position requires knowledge of the philosophy of working with individuals with special needs. 

Mandatory

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working with special needs individuals
  • Ability to obtain and maintain standard first-aid/CPR
  • Submission of a Vulnerable Sector Police Check

Preferred

  • Completion of University or College program in a related field

Those working towards the completion of a university or college program may be considered.

Working conditions

This job requires working in residential settings that may become stressful. Applicants should be prepared to work alone or with a team and with individuals with various levels of independence, support needs, or challenging behaviors. Employees filling this position may be required to lift 50lbs or more.

How to Apply