Supported Lifestyles Ltd. is a not for profit agency that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Residential Services provides support to a variety of individuals with varying needs in group home settings. The Residential Supportive Roommate will provide direct, front-line supports in their home and utilize behavioural intervention skills to benefit the individuals that we support.
Supported Lifestyles Ltd. is accepting resumes for the position of Respite Supportive Roommate. The successful candidate will provide live-in support in their own home.
The Supportive Roommate must provide in-home support for 2-3 weekends a month. They would be providing personal care and support the client with their activities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing support with all areas of daily living including life skills such as budgeting, household management, grocery shopping, meal preparation, health and medical support, transportation and support in active recreation (bowling, swimming, etc.).
Qualifications & Requirements
- SE/SW area is preferred but not required
- Willingness to do personal care required
- Experience working with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges
- Experience providing behavioural supports to clients
- Post-secondary education in a related field an asset (e.g. Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, etc.)
- Vehicle is required for this position
- Comfortable with going to sports bars and attending sports events with client and supporting them
- Ability to help client balance social outings and relaxation time
Those who are interested in the Respite Supportive Roommate position must attach a cover letter along with their resume. The cover letter must include your home address, a detailed description of your home (e.g. rooms, number of levels, entrances, etc.), nearby services (e.g. grocery stores, transit, etc.), wheelchair accessibility, and number/type(s) of pets (if applicable). Photos of the home and of the area would be an asset. Please note that only complete applications with the above information will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
What We Offer
Supported Lifestyles Ltd. provides its employees with specialized training, orientation, and education to further develop the skills required to provide effective support to our clients. In addition to this specialized training, each new employee will attend five days of comprehensive, paid agency training. Supported Lifestyles Ltd. is supportive of the professional growth and development of our staff, and there are ongoing opportunities for professional development.
How to Apply
If interested, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume using the form below and reference “Respite Supportive Rooommate” in the Message to Employer box. Only complete applications with the required documents will be considered.
Supported Lifestyles Ltd. thanks all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.