Employment Opportunities

With the expansion of our services to meet the growing needs of the community, Tayside will occasionally have positions to be filled. We seek to employ qualified individuals who demonstrate professionalism as well as the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Selection of candidates will be in keeping with the principles of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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  • Counsellor I – Cameron House

    INTERNAL POSTING #180513

    COUNSELLOR I – CAMERON HOUSE
    PERMANENT, PART-TIME – 54 hours bi-weekly

    Tayside Community Options is seeking a permanent, part-time Counsellor I at Cameron House. This position is expected to begin on or about May 27, 2018. We are a multi-service agency with one of our functions being a provider of support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum education & skill requirement: Post-secondary education in social services from a recognized Ontario College or equivalent field related experience is preferred.
    • Experience in Community Residential Services and Programming as related to intellectually delayed persons, with knowledge and experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
    • A mature and conscientious individual who is creative, flexible and interested in maximizing the integration of residents into the community.

    All Tayside Community Options employees are required to: train in lifting and transferring techniques, first aid, CPR, CPI techniques, and other delegated acts pertinent to individual needs; assist the individuals in achieving their potential in activities of daily living; assist the Counsellor II in the development and implementation of day services and community activities. Staff are expected to: establish a good rapport and communicate effectively with all individuals, other staff, families, parents and friends; always act as an advocate of the individuals; learn and follow the rules of the house and participate in staff meetings; keep abreast of trends in the field of intellectual disabilities and keep informed of the individuals’ intellectual needs. Under the supervision of the Counsellor II and Team Leader: help to develop and implement Person Centered Plans (PCPs) in accordance with individual needs and personal outcomes; assist in facilitating leisure and recreational activities according to their wishes; keep abreast of, and up-to-date with, medical problems and their precautions and be able to deal with emergency situations; dispense medication as required; report clearly and concisely in all areas required; carry out all programs and procedures pertinent to the individual; ensure high health standards are maintained; assume any other duties as delegated by the Team Leader.

    You must have a valid driver’s license, possession of a vehicle for work and appropriate insurance.

    Tact, diplomacy and initiative suitable to deal with others in management positions, co-workers and volunteers are essential to ensure continuity and effective teamwork.

    Hourly Rate: per CUPE Collective Agreement (Union position)

    Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

    Please forward cover letter, quoting posting #, and résumé to:
    Tayside Community Options
    P.O. Box 707
    100 Wilson St. E.
    Perth, ON K7H 3K5
    Fax: 613-264-1930
    Email: tayside@tayside.ca

    Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Tayside Community Options is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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  • Job Posting – Casual Residential Counsellors

    Casual work in five support homes for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. As part of a team, provides supports through individuals’ Person Centred Plans designed to promote personal welfare, independence and inclusion. Must be willing and able to work days, evenings, nights, including weekends and holidays.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Community College diploma in social services from a recognized Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology and/or experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities;
    • Community College course in pharmacology;
    • Have or be willing to take CPR/First Aid and CPI;
    • Valid driver’s license;
    • A current vulnerable sector screening criminal reference check.

    Rate: Casual rate as per CUPE Collective Agreement (Union Position)

    Interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume and letter of interest to the main office:
    Tayside Community Options
    PO Box 707
    100 Wilson St. E.
    Perth, ON K7H 3K5
    Fax: 613-264-1930
    Email: tayside@tayside.ca

    We thank all applicants for their expressed interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Tayside Community Options is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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