Part Time Residential Counsellor, Overnight Awake + Breakfast (union position)

Job Overview

Job ID: 96882
  • Company Name The Salvation Army
  • Salary Offer $26.49 per hour
  • Job Start Date Sat, 17 Feb 2024 03:10:56 GMT
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Job Source Careerjet

Job title: Part Time Residential Counsellor, Overnight Awake + Breakfast (union position)

Job description: Description

As a local expression of The Salvation Army in Canada, Broadview Village has 40+ years of providing outstanding support to adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Broadview Village residences provide around-the-clock support to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges and we are currently hiring a Part-Time Residential Counsellors, Overnight Awake + Breakfast. This position reports to the Residential Manager and is currently assigned to work in the Toronto, Ontario (Broadview Avenue & O’Connor Drive) area. This is a Part-time position that works 24 per week, currently scheduled to work Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm – 8:00 am, flexible to meet program needs. Location and hours of work may change based on organizational and programmatic needs.

This position requires someone who has a passion for and takes initiative in the creation and implementation of programming in areas such as: personal care & hygiene, advocacy, and community integration. The capacity to work collaboratively within a team is required, as well as with a large number of stakeholders including healthcare professionals, consultants, colleagues, community members, family members and friends. This position also requires a resilient direct support professional who is confident in navigating conflict, overcoming obstacles, and who is creative in providing support to individuals in crisis.

The Residential Counsellor must ensure that their activities are in compliance with established legislation, and policies and procedures including Employment Standards; Occupational Health & Safety Standards; Collective Agreements; Payroll Procedures; Salvation Army Accreditation; and Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA).


  • Providing support for residents’ personal development as decided through individual support planning (ISP) as well as advocating on their behalf/facilitating self-advocacy to community supports in collaboration with colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Remaining awake and active throughout the entire shift which includes supporting residents during their awake hours as well as ensuring the well-being of residents throughout the night
  • Supporting residents with morning routines including waking up, personal hygiene, breakfast, etc. and helping them transition to daytime activities such as day programs, community outings, etc.
  • Completing documentation and maintaining records as required
  • Medication administration
  • Ensuring learning opportunities are provided utilizing agency and community resources
  • Fostering independence in residents including supervising and assisting residents with meal preparation and clean-up
  • Maintaining cleanliness of program/site, ensuring health and safety protocols are closely followed
  • Providing orientation and/or support to co-workers, students, volunteers and/or family members
  • Following and promoting the agencies and House program goal and philosophy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Exposure to dirt, bodily fluids, bodily waste
  • Noise
  • Dealing with angry and abusive people
  • Handling garbage
  • Verbal abuse
  • Odours
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. and apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position


  • Completed 2-3-year Developmental Services Worker Diploma or other equivalent degree/diploma related to human services
  • Valid and current Standard First Aid Certificate CPR Level C Certificate and use it in practice on a regular basis
  • Ability to achieve Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate upon hire and use it in practice on a regular basis
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and a current copy of a Driver’s abstract for review and verification that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, an asset
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Preferred minimum 6 – 12 months experience working with people with developmental disabilities and preferably working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental health challenges and developmental disabilities
  • Experience with writing, implementing, and updating Individual Support Planning
  • Medication administration experience preferred


  • Strong counselling/de-escalation support skills required
  • Ability to successfully complete all mandatory training as required by the agency
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening, completed no less than 2 months prior to date of hire
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process. If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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