St. Leonard’s is currently seeking Relief Workers who are available to work a flexible schedule in our Supported Independent Living (SIL) program. As a member of this interdisciplinary team, you will provide support services and crisis intervention to adults with a developmental disability, as well as administrative duties as assigned. Your responsibilities will include assessing clients’ skills and needs particularly with regard to their mental health, developmental delay, fetal alcohol spectrum, acquired brain injury and addiction issues. In addition, you will also provide advocacy on behalf of clients involved in the criminal justice system or at a high risk of involvement. You will liaise with other team members to coordinate care for clients. In addition to the clinical elements of the position, you will be responsible to ensure the safety and security of the clients, other staff and the community during your work days.
You will be able to work with staff and clients from adult developmental populations and contribute to program development. You will provide education, support, and supervision to other staff or students as applicable. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable and regulatory requirements.
This position is located in the community and you will be expected to regularly travel between SLCS facilities and to community locations.
The role and schedule for this position will require general availability in providing client care during shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and public holidays, between the hours of 8am – 10pm. The incumbent would be expected to travel locally as required.
- University Degree or College Diploma or working towards those
- One to two years’ experience in supporting individuals with developmental delays, disabilities or dual diagnosis (Preferred)
- First Aid/CPR with AED – Level C
- Valid G class Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
- Proof of 2nd shot of COVID-19 Vaccine
- Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is an asset.
In accordance with SLCS’ policy on Police Background Checks, this position requires that the individual provide, at their own cost, a clear Police Check which includes vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.
SLCS adheres to the French Language Services Act. SLCS is also committed to promoting equity and diversity in our employment practices. As well, we are an equal opportunity employer which is committed to an inclusive and barrier free workplace, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should an applicant require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform the recruitment contact and we will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.