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For more details: 9375 Employment Specialist replacement term September 2014.pdf

Inclusion Support Worker

We are seeking a part time (~ 20 hrs. per week) Community Inclusion Worker. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an individual to play a key role in promoting social inclusion, facilitating and encouraging life skills, and fostering new opportunities (i.e. employment, volunteering, recreation, social etc.) for a 25 year old man. This dynamic position requires the successful applicant to be competent in relationship building, as well as creating and delivering opportunities for personal growth, self-determination and life/ employment skills development. A keen interest in promoting and nurturing the Quality of Life for an individual with a developmental disability is a must!

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • the ability to engage people to generate employment, volunteer, social and recreational opportunities on behalf of the individual
  • The ability to facilitate natural supports within employment, volunteer, social or recreational environments<
  • a steadfast belief and commitment to inclusion; the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community.
  • the ability to work independently in unstructured environments and to employ effective time management skills
  • excellent coaching skills- knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as required in employment, social, recreational, and volunteer environments
  • a sense of humor and athletic interests, ex. hiking, biking, skiing, wall climbing, yoga, swimming, basketball etc. (and initiative and resourcefulness in developing a game-like atmosphere )
  • a knowledge of community resources available to support the persons participation and inclusion within their community
  • a valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle
  • Police and Intervention Checks

An industry competitive salary will be offered. Work hours will be somewhat flexible but the worker will need to be consistent and dependable. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application by September 15th to donna.dukart@gmail.com Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.