Mainstream is committed to providing Person Centred Supports to the people with a developmental difference. A person centered approach recognizes the right of individuals to make informed choices and take responsibility for those choices and related risks. It builds on the strengths, gifts, talents, skills, and contributions of the individual and those who know and care about the person.
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) in this position will provide individualized support, in a manner consistent with Mainstream’s philosophies and values. The DSP will provide a person centered approach finding the best supports for people which includes:
· Assisting people to find a valuable place in his/her community
· Providing the supports people need to be successful with day to day living
· Empowering people to recognize and reach personal goals
· Creating and finding new opportunities for people so that they are able to fully understand their options
· Participation in Person Centred Planning with people supported
To provide best support to people the successful candidate must develop strong, respectful and positive relationships with the persons supported, family members, a broad range of community organizations, as well as all Mainstream employees.
Qualifications & Key Requirements:
College Diploma or University Degree.
Must have a valid Driver’s License (G) and a reliable vehicle; Auto Insurance (with a $1,000,000 liability coverage and a permission to carry non-paying passengers).
Must have a police clearance (with vulnerable sector screening).
Must have a valid First Aid, CPR, & CPI/NVCI certificate.
Must have completed Person Centred Thinking training and demonstrate a solid knowledge of its applications.
Demonstrated skills in team work, communication and resilience.
Hours per week: 30
Additional Information: This is a 6 month contract
Start Date: December 31, 2018
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Tuesday December 18 at 12 p.m.