• Direct Community Service Instructor Toronto Ontario
  • Jooble in Ontario, , Canada
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  • 1 month ago

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• VITA COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES/MENS SANA**Direct Community Service Instructor (DCSI)*_Providing Safety, Practicing Respect, Promoting Community__*WE ARE VITA!*_VITA is a non-profit organization providing supports and services to individuals with a developmental disability and or Mental health challenge. Our staff make a difference in the lives of our members’ everyday.*OPPORTUNITY*We are hiring *Direct Community Service Instructors (DCSI) *to join our team. These full-time positions are an opportunity to put your knowledge and technical skills to work on a variety of member focused related tasks. Under the direction of the Community Service Supervisor, the Direct Community Service Instructorprovides support to individuals with disabilities through the... implementation of individualized services. This position will facilitate individual, virtual and or group activities, on site, within the community or within the member’s home. Services are member directed and designed to promote personal welfare, independence, education, self-determination, community participation. recreation and social skills.*WHY VITA?*We love supporting the community we serve! At VITA, we believe that positive, happy, and healthy people have a passion for life and bring that energy to their work. No matter what your specialty or experience, your unique contributions will make a difference. Our culture blends various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe it is not about fitting into our culture; it is about adding value to our workplace through expertise, fresh ideas, and perspectives.*We cannot wait to see what you will bring!**THE ROLE:*Ability to develop and demonstrate an empathic working relationship with the members and their caregivers. Able to understand, communicate and demonstrate member needs, wishes and progress.Provide feedback on the development and implementation of member’s receiving direct supports.Implementation, and completion of service (curriculum / activities) evaluations for members under direct careAssists members with daily living tasks, for example: organizing leisure activities, escorting to special events, making purchases, transportation and community safety training etc.Provide feedback and problem solve around member service challenges. Immediately advise Supervisor of challenges to initiative a service review.Identify and report members’ need for specialized services and provide the Supervisor with rational and recommendations for required resources, referrals and or external reports. Complete all required documentation.Track member participation, service evaluation and or satisfaction survey to identify trends that will be used for service improvement.Maintain accurate and up to date records of member supports through VITA’s member data base and the completion of all service documentationOngoing evaluation of member needs and service contract goals, advocating, communicating, and recommending service adjusts required to meet member objectivesResponsible for ongoing service assessment, identifying member challenges and successes and participate in various service meetings with members, family, primary care providers and or community partners.Administration and documentation of member prescribed medication as per VITA’s Medication Policies and ProceduresFollow VITA and program documentation requirements (i.e., communication book, daily logs, seizure reports, progress report, P-Card submission etc.).Required to assists members with personal care and hygiene, as necessary. This can include encouraging independence, assistance with personal hygiene, feeding, dressing and position change, as well as care, maintenance, and use of any equipment required for the support members.*WHAT YOU BRING:** D.S.W, SSW, CYW, University Degree in a related field or other relevant post-secondary education.* Minimum 2 years’ experience post graduate working with individuals with disabilities.* Experience with individual and group activity facilitation.* Valid driver’s license required.* Valid and on-going current training certificates in Abuse training, Back Care, First Aid, Fire Safety, Safe Management, Pharmacology and WHMIS are required.*NICE TO HAVE:** Experience in a Non-Profit Organization.*WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?*At VITA we care about each other, reaching our potential and making a difference in our communities. So, we thrive on being creative and fostering a thoughtful and committed work culture.* Comprehensive benefits package.* Employee Assistance Program.* Pension Plan.* Paid Vacation, Sick Time and Lieu time.* Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.* Opportunities to perform challenging work in a dynamic and collaborative culture.*Additional Information:*We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds foster a stronger and a more collaborative work environment. VITA strives to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work.VITA is an equal opportunity employer and a Safe Space organization that embraces diversity, whether it be disability, age, ethnicity, colour, religion, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nation origin and all other differences that makes everyone unique.In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), VITA will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview. No telephone calls please. If you have the necessary skills, energy, and ambition; submit your cover letter, resume and three (3) work-related references.Job Type: Full-time positionJob Type: Full-timePay: From $23.60 per hourExpected hours: 40 per weekSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to Friday* Weekends as neededEducation:* AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (required)Experience:* Working with persons with developmental disabilities: 2 years (required)* facilitation: 1 year (required)Licence/Certification:* Class G Licence (required)Work Location: In person


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