Direct Care Worker 2 – Dsw

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WE ARE VITA! Providing Safety, Practicing Respect, Promoting Community VITA is a non-profit organization providing supports and services to individuals with a developmental disability and or Mental health challenges. Our staff make a difference in the lives of our Members every day. Are you enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of others? Are you interested in a career that has a positive impact on the community? YES? – Then please apply to join our team WHY JOIN VITA? We love supporting the community we serve! At VITA, we believe that positive, happy, and healthy people have a passion for life and bring that energy to their work. No matter what your specialty or experience, your unique contributions will make a difference. Our culture blends various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe it’s not about fitting into our culture; it’s about adding value to our workplace through expertise, fresh ideas, and perspectives. We can’t wait to see what you will bring! OPPORTUNITY We are hiring a Full Time Direct Care Worker to join our team. This position is an opportunity to put your knowledge and technical skills to work. THE ROLE Required to be a role model and support members to learn strategies that will keep the community and the members safe, keeping in line with treatment goals and strategies. Experience with data collection, Behavioral Support Plans, Risk Reduction Plans, Goal Setting and Programming in the residence and community. Implement Environmental modifications and Safety Measures to ensure the safety of members and staff Support members with complex behavioural needs; some members have involvement with Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ontario Review Board. Develops, implements, and evaluates Personal Support Plans with the members' involvement to enhance their overall life skills and quality of life. Identifies members’ need for specialized services; through consultations and referrals, arranges appointments, transportation (family visits, day programs etc.), and supportive accompaniment. Completes follow up documentation as necessary for specialized services Supports members in identified areas of work skills, recreational skills, social skills, and life skills, and when necessary, assists members with personal hygiene matters Administers and records prescribed medication as per instructions from a medical practitioner and follows the agency's Medication Policies and Procedures. Communicates any medical needs of the member to the appropriate personnel, applies first aid as required and completes written follow-up documentation. Provides feedback regarding member's general health and safety issues to the Program Supervisor and completes documentation as necessary. Orders, administers and records prescribed medications as per instruction from a medical practitioner. Ensures the residents' health, safety, welfare, and independence by completing and involving the member with general house cleaning, grocery & supply shopping, preparing meals and doing laundry as necessary. Assists in organizing leisure activities and ensuring community integration for all members in accordance with their needs and interests. Performs other related duties such as balancing petty cash, vehicle safety and maintenance checks, completion of fire drills, facilitating observation shifts and assisting with orientation of new members, staff, students, and volunteers. Participation in meetings and trainings as required. WHAT YOU BRING Developmental Service Worker (D.S.W), Social Service Worker (S.S.W), Child and Youth Worker (C.Y.W), Behavioral Science Technology or equivalent degree or diploma from an accredited college or university Attainment of a pharmacology certificate, safe management certificate and First Aid & CPR is preferred Valid G or G2 Driver's License required COMPETENCIES Advocating for Others Collaboration Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making Fostering Independence in others Initiative Interpersonal Relations & Respect Resilience WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? At VITA we care about each other, reaching our potential and making a difference in our communities. So, we thrive on being creative and fostering a thoughtful and committed work culture. Comprehensive benefits package Employee and Family Assistance Program Pension Paid Vacation, paid sick time Ability to make a difference and lasting impact Opportunities to perform challenging work in a dynamic and collaborative culture COVID RELATED REQUIREMENTS Employment with VITA is conditional on your ability to meet the following requirements: Proof of negative COVID-19 test completed in the last 3 days before start date. Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccinations, or a commitment to receive the second dose in the first week from the date of hire Additional Information: We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds foster a stronger and a more collaborative work environment. VITA strives to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work. VITA is an equal opportunity employer and a Safe Space organization that embraces diversity, whether it be disability, age, ethnicity, colour, religion, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nation origin and all other differences that makes everyone unique. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), VITA will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request. While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview. No telephone calls please. If you have the necessary skills, energy and ambition; submit your cover letter, resume

Direct Care Worker 2 – Dsw

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