Jobs at Pegasus

Thank you for your interest in working with Pegasus! We’d love to have you as part of our team. Listed below are the jobs we currently have available. Pegasus is an equal-opportunity employer.

To apply for a job with Pegasus, please email your resume, and a little bit about yourself or your cover letter, to jobs@pegasustoronto.ca

Program Counselor - Relief/Part-Time (On-Call)

Job Description

Overview:

Since 1994, Pegasus has been providing diverse daily activities as well as unique programs, such as a yearly film festival, fashion show, sporting events, and various community partnerships. Each of our groups are supported by a team of experienced and dedicated coworkers. We will also encourage you to express yourself and have a hands-on role in creating new and exciting events and activities for the people you’ll help support. College/University students/recent grads are encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Support adults with developmental disabilities (emotionally, physically, or as-needed) in activities at day program sites or around the community. This may include personal care supports.
  • Follow established policies & procedures, including specialized Covid protocols, when carrying out your duties to ensure the health and safety of participants, staff, and the community.
  • Assist participants in achieving the goals they set for themselves in their annual review
  • Communicate with participants, their families/caregivers, and community members in a positive and professional way
  • Advocate on behalf of the participants in an appropriate manner
  • Training will be provided to perform specialized tasks where applicable
  • Work alongside team members, as well as community center staff, to maintain a positive work environment
  • Complete relevant paperwork and cooperate in maintaining complete and confidential records for each participant
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings as required. Active participation is encouraged as staff feedback is highly valued.
  • Design and implement activities and programs, either in person or online. You will be supported and mentored by your team during this process.

Qualifications:

  • Current student or graduate of a Post-Secondary program in Developmental Disabilities or related field (Social Service Worker, Community Worker, etc.) from an accredited institution
  • Some work/volunteer experience supporting people with developmental disabilities. Experience with adults is preferred.
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR, and Safe Management (or CPI), or a willingness to obtain these certifications upon employment
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance issued by local police station no more than 3 months old or willing to obtain one
  • An inclusive mindset towards people with disabilities is essential
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team. You will be in a team-oriented environment, but you should be able to work with minimal supervision when needed
  • You should have a willingness to learn and actively participate in activities. These might include sewing, crafting, drawing/painting, cooking, etc. You don’t have to be skilled at these things, just be willing to support, learn, and participate!
  • Ability to safely perform lifts/transfers (training provided).
  • Willingness to participate in sports/physical activities, including swimming, skating etc. Covid-19 safety will be considered and adhered to when selecting activities.
  • Once you’ve received training, you should be able and willing to perform specialized tasks such as medication administration
  • Familiarity/comfortability with technology is preferred. Pegasus occasionally uses Zoom/video conferencing technology to provide support or hold meetings when needed.

Location & Hours:

  • Our program sites are in Toronto South East, or Leslieville/Beaches area, and are all transit-accessible. You may also be providing support outdoors/in the community, but you will be accompanied by a supervisor/senior staff member.
  • Program hours are: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm. We will develop weekly schedules with you based on your availability and program needs. Occasionally, flexibility may be needed for early arrive/late departure for meetings or day trips. It’s preferred that you have at least 2 weekdays available. 

Salary: $16.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We have a comprehensive Covid-19 Safety Plan that you will be provided upon being hired, or before if requested during the hiring process.

Contact Us

Head Office Address

931 Kingston Rd. 

Toronto, ON 

M4E 1S6

Contact Information

Phone:  416-691-6835 

Email:  info@pegasustoronto.ca

Hours

Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.