POSITION POSTING # 2319

  • SERVICE AREA: Supported Living
  • LOCATION: Kerry’s Place Head Office – Newmarket
  • POSITION STATUS: Permanent, Full-Time
  • HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week
  • HOURLY PAY RATE:  $22.00 – $27.49 per hour
  • UNION AFFILIATION: Non-Union

CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm, January 17, 2023

Are you looking for a meaningful career full of lifelong learning and everyday adventures? 

At Kerry’s Place, we help enhance the quality of life for more than 8000 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year! Our dedicated team of professionals have become experts in the field through our continuous training and development programs. Get ready for a fun and vibrant career because every day is an adventure at Kerry’s Place!

Why Join our Team? 

We offer an amazing compensation package with a strong focus on health and wellness. We`re proud to offer our employees:

  • 4 Weeks of Paid Vacation per year to start
  • Additional 2 Paid Flex Days annually
  • Employer Paid Group Benefits Program
  • Employer Matched Pension Program (3% employer match)
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (optional)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Employer-Paid Training Programs
  • Corporate Membership discount for Goodlife Fitness
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities Available

About the Role:

Reporting to the Director of Quality Assurance the Facilitator will work with the Quality Team in order to provide person directed services (including PDPs) to the supported person and his/her support network. Identifying and assisting in developing person’s goals and dreams for the future and articulating a plan to achieve is a key focus. Personal plans of action are developed to assist each supported person (and team) to achieve the chosen quality of life goals. The Facilitator shall work with support circles of persons supported residentially across each Kerry’s Place region to ensure that Person Directed Plans are completed annually and that action plans are implemented. This position, based in Newmarket, supports all Kerry’s Place regions.

  • To be a positive role model and consistently engage in practices that reinforce the Person Centered Approach, Mission, Vision, Values, Principles, Policies and Procedures of Kerry’s Place Autism Services.
  • Adheres to Employee Responsibilities for Health & Safety as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), including immediate reporting of workplace injuries and/or hazards to a member of Kerry’s Place management, and use of any personal protective equipment provided.
  • Participates in ongoing Training and Development and ensures all mandatory training requirements are met and maintained.
  • Responsible for the implementation of quality outcomes initiatives, activities and organizational development to achieve the goals set out by Kerry’s Place and persons supported.
  • Promote and support the use of a person-directed approach for supported persons in all meetings and initiatives focused on program development and continuous quality improvement.
  • Coordinate support circle meetings for persons supported within supported living environments across Kerry’s Place regions.
  • Develop and encourage community links.
  • Ensure that the supported person is central and appropriately engaged in the planning process.
  • Ensure that planning recognizes and is sensitive to the supported person’s cultural background.
  • Ensure that accurate notes of support circle meetings/action plans are distributed to support circle members and are inputted into electronic database.
  • Explore with the supported person and support network how to best support the person in making effective connections that will help them move closer to their goals.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, primarily in the field of social services.
  • Training in person directed approaches, facilitated approaches to meetings, conflict resolution or equivalent is an asset.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of Kerry’s Place Policies/Procedures relative to services and support would be considered an asset.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of QAM and policy directives and any other relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience/skills in network development and connecting people to informal and formal resources.

Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven skill and experience with team building.
  • Proven ability to create a well written plan.
  • Ability to manage a large caseload.
  • Strong active listening skills (attention to verbal and non-verbal cues).
  • Ability to engage people respectfully with creativity.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft software.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Maintaining flexibility in dealing with a fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to travel across Kerry’s Place regions (may include overnight travel).
  • Valid driver’s license, minimum G2 in good standing and a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours (some weekends and evenings may be required).
  • French language considered an asset.
  • As a condition of employment, all employees must have and provide proof of full Covid-19 Immunization. Where a person is unable to vaccinate for human rights protected reasons, an accommodation may be provided.

Kerry’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Kerry’s Place is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To apply:

  • Internal applicants – Please apply through ADP. Log in and go to Myself > Talent > Career Centre
  • External applicants – Click here to apply

This position is open to Internal and External applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all applicants for your interest in Kerry’s Place Autism Services.

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