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Developmental Disability Services Assistant – APPLY NOW

Job title: Developmental Disability Services Assistant

Company: JVS Toronto


Job description: JVS Toronto is a registered charity in the social services sector providing career and employment services. Our employees make a difference affecting local communities by connecting jobseekers to employment and helping employers build their workforce in Toronto and York Region. The Al Green Resource Centre provides programs that help individuals with disabilities to increase job readiness skills, gain volunteer and work experience while integrating into the community or participating in an established day program. Learn more about the good work we do by visiting our website at .

Developmental Disability Services Assistant

17.5 to 35 hours per week / 8 to 16 week contract / Starting ASAP / $14.00 per hour / Dufferin & Lawrence

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Have some existing experience with supporting youth and adults with disabilities
  • Support participants in engaging with pre-employment and paid employment programs
  • Participate in the creation and delivery of interactive workshops on vocational and life skills development for youth and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Assist with researching appropriate client referrals to outside agencies
  • Participate in team meetings; observe one-to-one staff to participant meetings
  • Observe and learn job coaching techniques for adults with developmental disabilities through participation of on-site or community volunteer events

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.
Due to COVID-19, our work situation remains fluid. As we are not able to offer remote work for this role, the hours per week may vary with office hours. For this reason, we may be able to accommodate part-time hours. The length of the contract is dependent on the number of hours completed per week.

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Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in the area of Developmental Services, Social Services, or related
  • Some experience working with people with developmental disabilities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (with employers, clients, colleagues, and supervisors)
  • Possession of sensitivity and tact developed through education and experience
  • Computer literate in software used by the agency (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite tools, SalesForce)
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position

Under the terms of our government funding, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years at the start of this position
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who are part of either of the designated groups: people with disabilities or a visible minority.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and covering letter.
JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.
Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter.
JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.
Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Expected salary: $14 per hour

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 22:07:38 GMT

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