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Host Family Services Administrative Clerk - Christian Horizons - West District

Aug 18, 2019
Brampton, Ontario

Founded in 1965, Christian Horizons is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization supporting people with disabilities in Canada and around the world. With over 3,500 employees, Christian Horizons supports nearly 2,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families. Christian Horizons supports people within their communities throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan. Internationally, Christian Horizons works in partnership with local organizations to promote the inclusion and rights of people with disabilities in six developing countries.


(Approximately 16 to 34 hours per week)


Christian Horizons in the Peel Region of Ontario is looking for an exceptionally organized and self-directed Administrative Clerk who is seeking an opportunity for leadership development and is interested in expanding their influence to provide administrative support to a variety of service teams. The successful candidate will provide administrative support in office operations, the Host Family Services program, to the Behaviour Therapist and support to various home locations in Mississauga and Brampton. The position will be largely based in our office in Mississauga (closest intersection is Argentia Road and Derry Road W) and does require travel within the Peel region. This position will include part-time hours, ranging from a minimum of 16 up to 34 hours per week.


Requirements: A College Diploma in a relevant field is preferred and experience in the developmental service sector or related field, as is experience working in an office environment.  As the successful candidate for this position you will be a self-motivated individual who demonstrates initiative, excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills. You will provide assistance with the daily functions of an office environment and interact with a multi-disciplinary team of managers and specialists. You will possess exceptional communication skills, as well as a proven ability to build rapport and liaise with other agencies and community partners, and the ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality in all interactions. You will be expected to display outstanding professionalism and business etiquette in all your interactions, and be comfortable speaking on the telephone, upholding the Service Principles, and Values, Vision, and Mission of Christian Horizons to external partners and applicants. You will be required to work well both independently and as part of a team. You will excel in prioritizing a diverse workload, demonstrate excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel; required experience using functions such as mail merging in MS Word, and macros in Excel) and ability to complete data entry with accuracy.  A preferred asset includes previous experience working in a customer service setting, and proficiency in speaking and reading French. Applicants should also have previous administrative experience; related education/training is considered an asset. You will exhibit passion and diplomacy as you professionally represent the Christian Horizons in all your interactions, as you will often be the first point of contact within the Office.


All persons may apply regardless of religion or any Human Rights Code protected grounds. We seek to provide accessibility through all stages of the hiring process for all applicants with disabilities consistent with our Accessibility Policies and the AODA. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Start Date: ASAP

Applicants must apply ONLINE at:

Please include your résumé and a cover letter that details a summary of relevant education/experience, and your personal vision for how your qualifications and experiences align with Christian Horizons’ Vision, Mission and Values.

Submit your application package to:             

Stephanie Krish

Recruitment and Employee Relations Specialist

c/o West District

26 Peppler Street, Waterloo, ON


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