Program Counsellor/ Direct Support Professionals
Relief (Elect to Work)
Location: All locations
- Provide physical and emotional support to program participants as needed; make provision for participant’s safety. This may include personal care related to hygiene needs.
- Support the participants in a wide variety of locations and environments throughout the community as it is an integral part of the program.
- Cooperate with other Pegasus staff members and staff members of the recreation centre in establishing a supportive and positive working environment.
- Assist participants to reach their goals set out in the annual PGPR.
- Ability to collect and document data when required as well as follow Behavioural Support Plans when warranted.
- Maintain a professional attitude toward participants, their families and caregivers.
- Maintain positive communication with families, group homes and caregivers.
- Maintain positive communication with users of the recreation centre, and with other members of the community.
- Advocate on behalf of the participants in an appropriate manner.
- Dispense medication and maintain medication logs as directed by the Program Supervisor. Perform specialized tasks, such as G-tube meal administration, when directed by the Program Supervisor.
- Cooperate in maintaining complete and confidential records for each participant.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings as required.
- Occasionally volunteer for and/or attend events outside of regular work hours.
- Use petty cash appropriately following all Internal Financial Controls put in place.
- Follow policy and procedural items established by the agency for the health, safety and welfare of the participants in the program, staff, volunteers and members of the community. Follow all policy and procedural items established by the agency, as they pertain to employee conduct and performance. Follow all Occupational Health and Safety policies.
- Enrolled in Post-Secondary diploma program or degree program in developmental disabilities or related field from an accredited institution
- Some work/volunteer experience supporting people with developmental disabilities, or related work.
- Share a valued attitude toward people with disabilities,
- Ability to efficiently arrange and perform a wide variety of tasks independently or as part of a team,
- Ability to perform delegated tasks with minimal supervision,
- Excellent group work skills and good written and verbal communication skills,
- Ability to perform lifts/transfers and participate in sports, including swimming, skating etc
- Certified in First Aid/CPR, and Safe Management, or willing to receive training,
- Willing to receive training in medication administration as required
- Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance issued by local police station no more than 3 months old or willing to obtain one,
- Willing to assume additional formal training as required. Willingness to learn new skills such as sewing, crafting, painting.
- Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
- Saturday 9:30am – 2:30pm
- Occasionally will be asked to work an evening or weekend in exchange for equivalent time off during regular program hours.
Please submit your résumé and cover letter to Rebecca Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request any accommodations you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please contact Andre Gordon to discuss your needs at email@example.com or 416-696-6835.