Counsellor I / Night Counsellor – Cameron and Rimmer Houses

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TEMPORARY, PART-TIME – 56 hours bi-weekly

This position is expected to begin on or about April 28th, 2019 and is expected to end on or about June 16th, 2020.

Tayside Community Options is seeking a temporary, part-time Counsellor I/Night Counsellor at Cameron House and Rimmer House. 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 persons, with knowledge and experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • Pharmacology course from a recognized Ontario College or equivalent.
  • 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 Counselor 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 Counselor 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 4 p.m.

Please forward cover letter and résumé 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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