Direct Support Worker 3
Regular, Full-Time
Shift Staffed Homes
Posting # OC-SSH-01-21

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New Directions is a social service agency offering a wide range of resources and services that foster the hopes and dreams of people and their communities.

We are currently seeking full-time Direct Support Workers to join the Shift Staffed Homes team. Shift Staffed Homes is one of the many services within Adult Services at New Directions; providing person-centered support to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who may experience complex health issues. The Shift Staffed Homes strive to promote a sense of belonging and provide opportunities to engage in a meaningful life. This is achieved by creating a home environment that welcomes the participation of adults, supporting their pursuits, interests, goals, and helping maintain and strengthen the bond between the adults and their significant others.  We provide an environment that is non-judgmental, safe and caring.  Shift Staffed Homes operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Duties include:

  • Working as part of a team providing care, support and guidance to individuals in their homes and in the community,
  • Administering medication,
  • Providing transportation, and
  • Performing household chores.

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Applicants may have experience supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Grade 12 Diploma (or equivalent) and a valid Driver’s License are required. First Aid/CPR, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NCI) certification and American Sign Language (ASL) are considered assets.

The salary range for this 40 hour per week, full-time position is $15.66 to $21.92 per hour (equivalent to $32,572 to $45,593 per annum), dependent upon education and/or experience. A full benefits package (which include Health and Dental Benefits, Long Term Disability Benefits, and a Pension Plan) is provided to regular full-time staff.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Child/Adult Abuse Registry, and Prior Contact 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.)

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All interested applicants may forward their cover letter and resume by email by October 20th, 2021

Please include the posting #OC-SSH-01-21 in the subject line of your email
Recruitment Team
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
500 – 717 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G 0M8
Email: Employment@newdirections.mb.ca

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We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 employment@newdirections.mb.ca