The Community Opportunities Service Coordinator role combines direct supports to individual with disabilities and provides general support in the day-to-day operations of the Community Opportunities Program.
- Help the individual and their circle of support develop, and document individualized, person-centered plans to guide services related to individual development, community participation, behavior management and/or personal care.
- Help carry out support plans in more complex situations, without having the responsibility and power of a supervisor, and make communication easy within the group.
- Help and encourage individuals to advocate on their own behalf, when required to have their needs met; and, when appropriate, support the individual’s desires, goals and life choices by interacting and advocating with the individual’s social network.
- Encourage individuals to use their rights and take responsibility to make life choices.
- Find and develop recreational, volunteer, employment, and other social interaction opportunities for individuals, to create a wider range of options and natural supports within the community.
- Be a social and/or recreational role model and coach to help the individual participate and contribute effectively within the community.
- Communicate in a professional, timely, accurate and respectful way with individuals, families, guardians, staff, and community members.
- Document goals/daily log notes
- Work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
- Preferably a Diploma or equivalent post-secondary education in a relevant discipline; and additional specialized training and progressively more responsible experience in a relevant discipline/setting.
- A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices and pursue active participation in the community.
- An understanding of the opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities plus demonstrated cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Well-developed coaching and mentoring and coordinating skills.
- Effective time-management and priority-setting skills, and the ability to balance competing demands/priorities and deal with competing opinions.
- Relevant knowledge and the ability to model and support the development of basic living, personal and social skills.
- Relevant knowledge and the ability to contribute to effective person-centered programming plans around skill acquisition and/or behaviors of concern.
- Knowledge of the broader range of community resources available to support an individual’s participation and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team. This includes the ability to function effectively within an individual’s circle of support.
- Good working knowledge of MS Office, templates and use of the Internet.
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4pm
- Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance
- Emergency or Standard First Aid
- Preference will be given to candidates who possess their own vehicle, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and are able to provide proof of 2M Liability Insurance.
Job Types: Part-time, Full-time
Salary: $21.40-$24.08 per hour
Expected hours: 37.5 per week
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person
Expected start date: 2023-09-25