One year term (Full-time) – with the possibility of extension
Supported Independent Living
New Directions is a social service agency offering a wide range of resources and services that foster people’s hopes and dreams in their communities. Supported Independent Living (S.I.L) is one of the many services offered by New Directions. S.I.L provides independent living supports to people who may have intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues, and who experience barriers to living independently in the community.
Responsibilities include: (but are not limited to)
- Intake and assessments.
- Developing support plans in collaboration with participants and stakeholders
- Preparing funding proposals.
- Case management.
- Managing finances.
- Liaising with funders and other community support services.
- Crisis intervention.
- The individual will also be required to participate in the On-Call rotation.
- Applicants must have a B.S.W. /B.A. / Disability and Community Support diploma,
- Preference will be given to individuals with related social services education with a minimum of 4 years’ experience.
- Related experience may include some or all of the following working with individuals who may have Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, mental health issues, individuals with a history of trauma, individuals who struggle with autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,
- Applicants must also have experience working with people living in poverty and being able to support individuals who are or have been sexually exploited as well as individuals who are in conflict with the law.
- Applicants should have supervisory experience, including orientation, training, and performance management skills.
- Proficiency using computers including Microsoft Office & Outlook.
- Experience providing situational and crisis counselling and crisis intervention skills.
- First Aid certification, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Mental Health First Aid certification would be considered assets.
The salary range is $22.55 to $31.58 per hour, based on a 35-hour work week, (equivalent to $41,041 to $57,475 per annum), dependent upon education and/or experience. The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record and Adult/Child Abuse Registry Checks; and must supply a current driver’s abstract.
With a commitment to health and safety and in order to continue our mission “to provide responsive and individualized services”, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment for all new employees. (Exceptions and accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, reasonable supporting documentation will be required.)
Please forward your resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm on October 20, 2021 to:
Supported Independent Living
514 St. Mary Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N6
Please include POSTING #OC-SIL-01-21 in the subject line of your email
We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone inquiries.
New Directions is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and newcomers to Canada. We strive for a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we support and contributes to the diversification of ideas.
Accommodations for accessibility purposes are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
To apply for this job email your details to SIL@newdirections.mb.ca