Direct Support Professional
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 seven developing countries. We are currently hiring for the following two (2) positions in the Kingston area:
FULL-TIME DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
(40 hours/week: Consists of a rotation of days, evenings and alternating weekend shifts)
PART-TIME DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
(16 hours/week: Shifts occur on alternating weekends. Our part-time employees have the ability to work up to 34 hours a week)
We are looking for passionate Direct Support Professionals (Support Workers) to assist persons with developmental disabilities to find a satisfying and purposeful place in their community by enhancing their quality of life and promoting personal growth.
In this role, you’ll be provided with opportunities to foster community inclusion, assist with activities of daily living, promote the implementation of person-centered plans, and assist with aspects of personal care as needed.
In these opportunities, you’ll be supporting individuals who live in a community residential home (group home) where we provide 24/7 support. We value flexibility in one’s schedule to meet our person centered support needs. Our schedules often include a rotation or days, evenings and working alternating weekends. Our homes are located within the city of Kingston and are accessible via public transit.
Our full-time and part-time opportunities come with exciting benefits, entitlements, programs and perks! Be sure to ask us about them when you apply!
- Education and experience in Developmental Services or a related field
- A Developmental Service Worker Diploma is a preferred qualification
- First Aid/CPR and Non Violent Crisis Intervention certifications
- Valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License
- Computer literacy
- Commitments 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.
Start Date: ASAP
Applicants must apply ONLINE at:
Please attach a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience to the:
Recruitment & Employee Relations Specialist
c/o Christian Horizons, East District Office
1950 Merivale Rd, Unit 3, Nepean, ON K2G 5T5