Community Support Worker - Corbrook Awakening Abilities

Jan 01, 2021
North York (Northwood Park / York University), Ontario

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

Start date: ASAP
Location: 300 Supertest Road, North York, ON M3J 2M2
Term: Full-Time

Are you driven to positively impact the lives of others? Do you value equity, inclusion, and the diversity of human experience? Are you an “outside-the-box” thinker who inspires creativity and innovation? Come join our awesome team of passionate people at Corbrook!

THE COMPANY:

As a community-based service organization, Corbrook has been making an important contribution to the lives of people with disabilities and their families for more than 70 years. We embrace a person-directed philosophy and approach, supporting people to make informed decisions and personal choices that will help them achieve their goals. Our unique range of skill-building opportunities enable people to become more independent, promote self-esteem, find their employment path, and enhance their quality of life. We offer a number of funded and fee-for-service programs at our two sites located in the East and North-West parts of Toronto, as well as at various community partners around the city.

THE LOCATION:

Corbrook has a brand-new location at 300 Supertest Road in North York. Renovations are underway to make the Supertest facility a modern and exciting place where people can gather, learn, and create. The location offers a sound-proof music studio, state-of-the-art classrooms, chef’s kitchen, art studio, computer lab equipped with laptops, iPads and SMART boards, dedicated fashion and sewing room, and a club-like lounge area where people can relax and socialize with peers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate creative workshops and activities based on participant interests and goals
  • Encourage, inspire, and motivate individuals to identify and meet their goals by participating in dynamic, community-based programming
  • Ensure an engaging, safe, interactive, and empowering environment for all participants
  • Develop, update, and maintain all required documentation including Individual Support Plans and statistics
  • Facilitate Fee-for-Service intakes and Personal Directed Planning (PDP)
  • Monitor, assess, and document participant skill development and goal achievement
  • Support and mentor college practicum students during their placements
  • Conduct outreach and education with families, participants, and partners on Corbrook’s services
  • Provide referrals and maintain relationships with families, other service providers, Developmental Services Ontario etc. to ensure participants have access to required services
  • Liaise with other Corbrook staff for all appropriate overlapping service delivery
  • Ensure that Corbrook’s health, safety and risk policies and protocols are followed
  • Other related duties as required

ABOUT YOU:

You have:

  • A university degree or college diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Disability Studies, Equity Studies, Developmental Services, or another related field
  • Experience with program development, implementation, and facilitation, preferably geared towards individuals with varying developmental disabilities
  • Experience supporting neurodiverse populations through appropriate behaviour management and communication strategies
  • The ability to travel within the GTA and York Region as required

You’re great at:

  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Zoom video conferencing
  • Organization and self-accountability
  • Working both independently and as part of a team
  • Time and stress management
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Contributing to a positive company culture

You are:

  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Creative and innovative
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and able to deal with change and ambiguity
  • Enthusiastic about a hobby, passion, or personal skill set
  • Open-minded and willing to learn

ADDITIONAL ASSETS:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and/or evenings as per program, operational or participant need
  • Experience training and supervising volunteers
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid and Safe Management/Crisis Intervention Training (CPI)

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Union privileges and healthcare benefits
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Diverse and equitable company culture
  • Autonomy within your role and duties
  • Ongoing personal development initiatives

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS:

Corbrook has temporarily closed our physical locations due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All workshops are currently offered online via Zoom. The Community Support Worker will be required to work remotely until it is safe to reopen, at which point they will be required to work on-site. The Community Support Worker will be required to support individuals in small ratio settings in the community during this time.

Application Process and Deadline: ASAP

To apply for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to katie.petkovski@corbrook.com 
Please indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Corbrook is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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