Part Time – Direct Care Worker Needed In Canada

Part Time – Direct Care Worker Needed In Canada

Embodying the ethos of safety, respect and community, VITA stands as a non profit organization dedicated to providing support and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Every day, our committed staff makes a profound impact on the lives of our members.

If you share our enthusiasm for making a positive difference and aspire to contribute to the community’s well being, we invite you to join our team.

Why Join VITA

At VITA we are passionate about supporting the community we serve. We believe that individuals who are positive, happy, and healthy bring unparalleled energy to their work.

Regardless of your specialty or experience, your unique contributions can make a meaningful difference. Our inclusive culture values diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We cherish the notion that it’s not about fitting into our culture; it’s about adding value to our workplace through expertise, fresh ideas and diverse viewpoints.

Opportunity at VITA

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to empower and normalize the lives of individuals with disabilities? VITA is currently seeking a Part Time Direct Care Worker to join our dynamic team working a minimum of 2 shifts per week.

In this role you will facilitate empowerment and normalization in both pre vocational and recreational settings, contributing to the implementation of Personal Support Plans (PSP) designed to enhance overall life skills and quality of life.

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Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement PSP to enhance members’ life skills and quality of life.
  • Act as a role model, supporting members in learning strategies aligned with community safety and treatment goals.
  • Assist members with complex behavioral needs, some of whom may be connected with the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ontario Review Board.
  • Ensure open communication of program and member needs through established communication systems.
  • Facilitate communication with various service systems, maintaining documentation and advocating for members as required.
  • Administer and record prescribed medications as per medical practitioner instructions and agency policies.
  • Provide assistance with personal care and hygiene, feeding, dressing, position changes, and care, maintenance, and use of supporting equipment.
  • Ensure health, safety, and welfare of members by performing general house cleaning.
  • Organize leisure activities and community integration initiatives according to members’ needs and interests.
  • Arrange and/or provide transportation to day programs, family visits, and other essential places.
  • Participate in meetings and training sessions as required.

Candidate Requirements

  • Possession of a D.S.W, S.S.W, C.Y.W, Behavioral Science Technology, or equivalent degree or diploma, or actively enrolled in a relevant program.
  • Attainment of a pharmacology certificate, safe management certificate, and First Aid & CPR.
  • Valid G or G2 Driver’s License.
  • Competencies in advocating for others, collaboration, creative problem solving fostering independence, initiative, interpersonal relations, respect and resilience.

Shifts: Saturday and Sunday (8 am – 4 pm)

What’s in it for You?

At VITA, we foster a thoughtful and committed work culture that values creativity and encourages personal and professional growth. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Pension
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunities to make a lasting impact in the community
  • Challenging work in a dynamic and collaborative culture
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Additional Information:

VITA appreciates and celebrates diversity, striving to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and a Safe Space organization that embraces differences of all kinds.

Accommodations, accessible formats, and communication supports for interviews are provided upon request, adhering to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $20.43 per hour
Expected hours: 16 per week
Schedule: 8-hour shift, evening shift
Education: DCS / DEC (preferred)
Ability to Commute: North York, ON (required)
Work Location: In person.

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