Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

Posted: 2022/03/31
Closing: 2022/12/31
Part-time position

Make a difference:
We are currently searching for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team at Community Living Kingston and District.

Who are we?

Community Living Kingston and District (CLKD) is one of the largest and well- established developmental service organizations in eastern Ontario, serving 650 individuals. As a CARF accredited organization, we take pride in our culture of lifelong learning and honoring best practices. We have five divisions of service which include 28 programs spread over twenty locations in the Kingston, Gananoque, and Napanee areas. CLKD is unionized (CUPE) and has 300 employees.

Why Join our Team?

CLKD is about people helping people. From frontline, to management and administrative – every one of our employees plays a valuable role in helping CLKD meet the needs and interests of the individuals and families we support. If you are committed to making a difference, have a passion for helping others , are looking for a place to contribute, grow and learn from others, then consider joining CLKD. As our employee, you will discover what it feels like to be a part of a caring community of staff members, volunteers, people we support and their families – a community that has inspired people to choose CLKD throughout its entire history dating back to 1953.

What you will do

DSPs are responsible for the provision of direct support typically to adults who have an intellectual disability. Duties include: provision of assistance with all skills of daily living, including personal care, skill development, household management and support to individuals to enable them to participate fully in the life of the community.

What we offer
  • Comprehensive benefits plan to all employees full-time and part-time; 
  • Starting pay rate is $ 24.34 per hour ($19.68 + $3 per hour for most roles in the organization + 7.33 % vacation pay added every pay period);
  • Guaranteed minimum of 24 hours scheduled hours per week (after completion of probationary period);
  • Paid accrued sick time;
  • Prescription drugs, vision care, dental and counselling services;
  • Participation in a co-contribution RRSP program;
  • EAP services;
  • Employer-Paid Training Programs;
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities available;
  • Membership discount with Work Perks.
What you require
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma (e.g. DSW, Behaviour Science, Behavioural Psychology, SSW, CYW, or degree) is preferred and/or 
  • Significant work experience in social services;
  • The ability and willingness to work varying/rotating shifts (including days, afternoon, evenings, weekends, and holidays);
  • Experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities is desirable;
  • Mandatory vulnerable sector screening ;
  • A valid, Province of Ontario class “G” driver’s license is required;
  • Proof of Covid vaccine status will be requested.

Next Steps

Once you apply, we’ll review your resume to determine if your skills and experience match the qualifications for the role. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps. If you move forward, the process includes an interview, a written exercise, and a reference check.

We encourage all international students and internationally trained professionals to apply.

COVID-19 considerations:
Depending on the current risks of COVID -19 in the community, we may need to adjust to remote application and interview processes at times. When in person meetings do occur, appropriate protective and screening  measures are in place.

Must demonstrate following competencies:

  • Flexibility, Self control, Service Orientation, Values and Ethics;
  • An understanding of both the importance of inclusion (Advocating for Others, Values and Ethics);
  • Ability to interact in a caring and respectful manner while promoting autonomy and independence (Self Control and Fostering Independence);
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member in a cooperative manner with all members of staff, families, persons served, volunteers and outside agencies (Collaboration);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that demonstrate an ability to relate to others and work well with peers, persons served, families and other professionals (Service Orientation, Interpersonal Relations and Respect);
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as  demonstrated ability to prioritize (Initiative, Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making);
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing circumstances and challenging situations (Flexibility and Resilience).

Submit Your Application

CLKD thanks all who apply, however only those candidates who are selected for an interview will receive a response. We use the Behaviour-Based Interviewing (BBI) method to gather information about skills and behavioural characteristics that a candidate would have demonstrated in a past situation within a job role.

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Diversity Statement

CLKD is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to maintaining a workplace culture of inclusiveness and supports the City of Kingston’s commitment to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. CLKD is a Safe Space that embraces diversity, whether it be a disability, age, ethnicity, colour, religion, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin and all other differences that makes everyone unique.

Accommodation

CLKD is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive organization, consistent with its core values. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment locations practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make those known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability related accommodation is available. Please notify Paul Eves at: (613) 546-6613 x 2151.

The Team in Action

A Team Built on Values

Mission

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Values

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