• Posted on:
    Jan 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline:
    Feb 09, 2022
  • Location:
    Strathroy
  • Position Type:
    Apprenticeship
  • Position Category:
    Other
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Support Worker

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Job Description

VON Middlesex-Elgin, Family Supports Program supports short term Support Worker opportunities in our Host Program. Host Program provides support for children and adults with developmental disabilities in your family home or in the person’s home offered in London, Middlesex County monthly.

Make a lasting difference in your community.

If you want to give back to your community by sharing your time and caring for others, we have a role for you!

Duties

Support Worker Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overnight supports to children/adult with a developmental delay in your home or in the person’s family home
  • Provide a warm caring family opportunity for the individual as part of your family one scheduled weekend a month.
  • Assist person to further develop skills and independence
  • Do a various of community activities with the person
  • Assist person/families and VON to develop and implement individual support plans
Education RequirementNot Applicable Experience Requirement
  • Experience providing support or care to individuals with a developmental disability
  • Education and training in related field is encouraged
  • Patient, committed, reliable
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team providing support and planning
  • Availability to work one weekend a month

Other:

  • Screening and matches and ongoing support provided by Host Program Coordinator
  • Interested in providing support on a long-term basis, min. 1-year commitment.
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Search, required
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination status
  • Drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle and auto insurance, preferred
  • Proof of annual Home insurance, auto insurance and pet vaccinations
How to Apply

Are you interested in being part of our team?

Submit your resume and cover letter to VON Host Program Sarah Howe at familysupport.resume@von.ca

Selected applicants will be invited to an information session to learn more about the Host Program and screening process for this exciting employment opportunity.

VON is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and following public health directives, including recommendations from the Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. The health and safety of our clients, their families, our staff and independent contractors are our top priority.

About Employer

What we can offer you:

  • Look for experience training for furthering your schooling?
  • Great opportunity to give back to your community by providing a respite break for the person and his/her family
  • Be your own boss as a self-employed contract as a Host provider
  • Work from home with the individual and your family
  • Monthly income for being a Host provider
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