Counsellor I – Deakin House


Temporary Part-Time Contract – 18 hours bi-weekly

Tayside Community Options is seeking a temporary, part-time Counsellor I at Deakin House. This position is expected to begin on or about May 1st, 2019 and last for approximately three (3) months with the possibility of being extended or shortened. We are a multi-service agency with one of our functions being a provider of support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.


  • 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 person, 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: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon

Please forward cover letter and résumé, quoting posting #190405, to:
Tayside Community Options
P.O. Box 707
40 Sunset Blvd., Suite #22
Perth, ON K7H 3K5
Fax: 613-264-1930

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

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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