Direct Support Professional
Founded in 1965, Christian Horizons is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization serving people with exceptional needs in Canada and in developing countries around the world. With over 3,500 employees, Christian Horizons supports nearly 2,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families through residential and ancillary programs such as participation supports, employment supports, and supported vacation opportunities. Christian Horizons has more than 200 residences as well as respite care and independent living locations throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan. Internationally, Christian Horizons works in partnership with local organizations to promote the inclusion and rights of people living in exceptional circumstances in seven developing countries. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions in the region of Niagara:
EIGHT (8) PART-TIME (16 to<35 hours/week) DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
(Rotating day and evening shifts; includes alternating weekends.)
TWO (2) FULL-TIME (35+ hours/week) NIGHT AWAKE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
TWO (2) PART-TIME (16 to <35 hours/week) NIGHT SLEEP DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
Direct Support Professionals assist people with developmental disabilities to find a satisfying and purposeful place in their community by enhancing their quality of life and promoting personal growth. Direct Support Professionals foster community inclusion, assist with activities of daily living, promote the implementation of person-centered plans, and may also assist with aspects of personal care.
Ideal candidates have education and experience in Developmental Services or a related field. A Developmental Service Worker diploma is a preferred qualification, as is First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Safe Management certifications. Candidates are required to have a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License. Computer literacy and a commitment to a respectful and person-centered approach are essential assets. A preferred asset also includes proficiency in speaking/reading French.
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.
Applicants must submit apply online at: https://www.christian-horizons.org/careers
Attach a resume and cover letter addressed to the attention of:
Recruitment and Employee Relations Specialist
c/o West District Office,
4275 King Street East, Suite 101
Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9