Community Living Workers

Community Living Workers

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: January 6th 2021
Salary: $22.12-$23.18 per hour
Description:

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) supports local adults with intellectual disabilities by providing assistance with employment opportunities, housing (including independent living), respite care and personal support with day-to-day activities. The people we support are between the ages of 18 and 70. Our vision is to assist in building an inclusive community where individuals with intellectual disabilities are included in community life.

We are currently recruiting for Community Living Workers to join our team. There are two, permanent, part-time positions of 30 hours biweekly. This includes day and evening shifts. This is a great opportunity for you to work collaboratively with a team built around the needs of the person supported. We are seeking candidates that will be available to work right away.

About The Role:

As a Community Living Worker, you will be making a difference in someone's life. Our agency is actively involved in the community so that the people we support have their best opportunities. Your role can vary from helping with life skills and personal care to assisting with employment or volunteer choices. Your work will be one-on-one for the most part but you will contribute to a team where everyone benefits from shared experiences. There are a variety of employment options as a Community Living Worker and opportunities to grow quickly within the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating clearly with individuals, families, community members and CLUOV
  • Being committed to an important role in the lives of people who rely on CLUOV for support
  • Promoting an individual's well-being through personal care, medication management and other life skills
  • Always working in a safe manner and consistent in following CLUOV policies
  • Proactively contributing to the CLUOV team to make the organization the best it can be
  • Being respectful of the needs of individuals by being committed to the work schedule

For more information on what it is like to work at Community Living, visit www.iamcommunityliving.com

Qualifications

The Community Living Worker will benefit from having skills that include patience, calmness in difficult situations and problem-solving abilities. The ability to help an individual become comfortable in advocating for themselves is an important part of this position. In short, you need to be a positive role model. In addition, the following will help you achieve success in this position:

  • Post-secondary education in the field of human services (i.e. developmental services worker, social service worker, nursing); or a combination of education and experience that supports your application in this role
  • Experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities is a definite asset, though we provide extensive orientation and training for this position
  • Experience with supporting individuals in other ways (i.e. ageing parents) is an asset to this position
  • Experience contributing to a team environment while working independently
  • Valid driver's licence and a reliable vehicle
  • Current certifications: First Aid, CPR, criminal record check (with vulnerable sector screening) 
  • Comfortable being part of a team and contributing to making our agency the best it can be
  • Bilingualism is an asset
Additional Information

Online video interviewing and/or teleconferencing interviews will be available during this time of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The salary for this position is $22.12 to $23.18 per hour. In addition, employees start with two weeks of vacation OMERS pension plan and pay in lieu of benefits. At every stage in your employment with Community Living, we offer a supportive work environment from colleagues to key management roles. We also provide access to third-party, unlimited counselling services for employees and their family members at no charge. This is a positive and collaborative CUPE unionized workplace.

When you join Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley, you will be part of an agency that is a leader in our province in terms of inclusion. We are often the agency that helps others move forward, and we share our best practices regularly with organizations around Ontario and throughout Canada. We are accredited (with distinction) through The Council on Quality and Leadership and our staff have helped us become recognized with several awards locally, provincially and within our industry worldwide.

For more information on our agency, please visit our website at www.cluov.ca.

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in relation to the selection process, please advise human resources of accommodation needs to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Contact Information
Christian Rattray, Human Resources Generalist
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley
894 Pembroke Street West,
Pembroke, Ontario

Email: crattray@cluov.ca
Website: www.iamcommunityliving.com
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