Community Living Dufferin (CLD) is a not for profit organization with a mission that enables people with an intellectual disability to achieve their fullest potential. Our dedicated staff helps to turn this mission into everyday reality as we believe that all people should have the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of community living, every day and in every way. Our team at Community Living Dufferin helps make this a reality for adults with intellectual disabilities and currently we are seeking Direct Support Professional’s to join our team in Orangeville! 

Why work at CLD?
Working at Community Living Dufferin (CLD) will give you the chance to explore CLD from the inside. You will make a difference in the lives of people supported, while building the skills and experience that allow you to grow with us in a meaningful and rewarding way. We offer:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Full time and Part time positions
  • Opportunity to be meaningful and impactful with your work
  • Competitive salary
  • Training and other tools and resources for success

 What is the position about?
You are a dedicated professional who wants to assist people with intellectual disabilities by offering high quality support and facilitating community inclusion. You have a desire to advocate for others, are professional, respectful, flexible, and committed to growth and development. Successful candidates will work as part of a team in a home or program providing assistance to people in all aspects of daily living.

 What would you be required to do?

  • Attend to each person’s medical needs, specialist appointments and health related supports as requested and ensure accurate records are maintained.
  • Participate when possible in activities or personal planning and maintaining accurate documentation around the planning progress.
  • Encourage people to actively participate in their home and community and connect people to community resources/services as the priority in the planning process.
  • Support people to be connected to family and friends as desired by the person when requested.
  • Follow plans developed to help keep people safe, being aware of personal safety issues in the process (eg: first aid, community/street safety, prevention of exploitation or demeaning treatment and education around their sexual safety and abuse).
  • Educate people supported in all areas as needed including healthy lifestyle (nutrition, diet, exercise), budgeting, parenting, medical and safety issues.
  • Support people through the choices they make and educate them on their rights and responsibilities that accompany those choices.
  • Support people to communicate in different ways so they can express themselves effectively (giving people a voice).
  • Support people as required with life, community living and personal social/sexual skills
  • Assist people with purchasing items they require (groceries, clothing) when requested.
  • Support people with their personal care routines.

 Job Requirements:

  • Minimum high school diploma and 2 courses in the human services field.
  • Must be willing to do mandatory training and obtain certificate in First Aid/CPR and Safe Management (SMG).
  • Must be mature, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and demonstrate sound judgement.
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle.
  • Must be able to provide satisfactory medical examination.
  • Must have a clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening.
  • Applicants must be available for evening, weekend, and day shifts

Job Rate: starts at $19.42 hour

We appreciate your interest in our organisation! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Community Living Dufferin is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise human resources if you need accommodation measures to be taken in order that you may be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Anshu Pabla, Human Resources Assistant or
065371 County Road #3 East Garafraxa, ON. L9W 7J8 or Fax: (519) 941-9121