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Transitional Support Professional - Christian Horizons - West District

Sep 17, 2019
Kitchener/Waterloo Area, 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.


(Approx. 35+ hours/week)

(Approx. 35+ hours/week)

(Approx. 16-34 hours/week)


The Transitional Support Professional assists with activities of daily living and promotes life development as outlined in person centered plans. This is done through collaboration with their team, families, advocates, friends, and community partners. As part of the clinical duties, the Transitional Support Professional may be required to provide reports on clinical interventions. They liaise with clinical professionals, collect appropriate data, and actively carry out appropriately prescribed programs & treatments to address the clinical, behavioural and/or mental health needs of people supported by Christian Horizons. They complete administrative duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
This position requires considerable physical interventions involving frequent bending, turning, twisting, and kneeling in response to crisis behaviour; extensive experience in supporting persons through applied behaviour management techniques are a part of this role, and the employee must demonstrate the ability to respond effectively and calmly in crisis situations through various verbal de-escalation and physical interventions. The successful candidate(s) will work within protocols and training to respond to behavioural needs/incidents as needed. Demonstrating initiative by anticipating and preparing for problems, they will solve problems and make decisions creatively while understanding that problems may be multi-dimensional.

Job Specifications:
Experience: Minimum one year in Developmental Services.
Education: Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Apprenticeship, Child and Youth Care Diploma (CYC) preferred; Equivalent Diploma or Degree in Human Services, Community Mental Health, Behavioural Sciences, Behavioural Science Technology, Behaviour Analysis/technologist, Police Foundations Diploma, Social Service Worker, Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Autism and Behavioural Science, Educational Support, Social Work, Psychology, or Honours Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services) (Asset).
Requirements: First Aid/CPR and Safe Management crisis intervention certification is considered an asset; A Valid Ontario G Driver’s License is required, as is access to reliable transportation given the rural location of the program. A commitment to a Person-Centered philosophy of support is essential; Advanced computer skills are required (MS Word and Excel). A preferred asset includes experience with and knowledge of the Ontario justice system.
Skills and Core Competencies: Advocating for Others; Collaboration, Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making; Fostering Independence in Others; Initiative; Interpersonal Relations & Respect; Resilience.

Compensation: $24.27-$27.81/hour; this range is based on a comprehensive salary verification process
where the successful applicant will have their experience and education credentials evaluated to determine starting wage for base pay.

Location: A home in the rural area of Guelph, just off Guelph Township Rd. #3, and Hwy 7/Woodlawn Road, Guelph.

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, July 28, 2019 at 4:30pm
Start Date: As soon as possible

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.

Attention: Anca Mihaila, Recruitment and Employee Relations Specialist
c/o West District Office, Christian Horizons

We thank all applicants; however, only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted
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