is currently seeking Part-time Direct Support Professionals As a leader in the field of Developmental Services, Woodstock and District Developmental Services (WDDS) has experienced continuous growth and is currently recruiting Direct Support Professionals to assist people with developmental disabilities to find a satisfying and purposeful place in their community by enhancing their quality of life and promoting personal growth. WDDS provides exciting employment, advancement, and leadership development opportunities. A career at WDDS offers you a competitive salary, benefits, flexible hours, extensive training, and most of all, work that truly makes a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. To be considered for a Direct Support Professional position at WDDS you must have:
- Minimum Grade 12 with related experience supporting people with developmental disabilities with diverse needs, which may include, medication administration, assisting with personal care and activities of daily living; and planning activities that reflect individualized interests and inclusion in the community
- Experience utilizing computer software. Knowledge of AIMS would be considered an asset.
- Valid Driver’s License with a current Driver’s Abstract
- Current Police Check including Vulnerable Screening
- Valid CPR Emergency First Aid Certificate
- Flexibility in working hours to accommodate support requirements. This will include working days, afternoons, evenings, nights, weekends, and public holidays.
If you feel you can make a difference and want a career with meaning, please send your resume along with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only candidates selected to begin the selection process will be contacted. Candidates must provide proof of education credentials at the time of the interview along with three (3) employment references. WDDS is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity, and worth of every individual in the workplace. WDDS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by WDDS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.
WDDS recognizes and values the significant contributions made by volunteers. Through contact, care and compassion, volunteers can enhance the lives of the people we support in many ways, and we welcome anyone who would like to share their time, talents, and skills.
Volunteers come with different life experiences; including students, retirees, family members, staff, and community individuals who wish to make a difference for others. WDDS’ volunteers are involved in many diverse roles throughout the agency, including sitting on Boards and advisory committees, sharing time with adults and youth living with a developmental disability, being involved in special events, and assisting in fundraising activities.
WDDS volunteers are some of the most important people involved in the realization of our agency’s vision of “a community where everybody belongs” because they help make living in our community happen every day!
WDDS welcomes and supports students on placements from various colleges who are enrolled in DSW, SSW, CYW, or PSW programs.
Student placements offer students a unique opportunity to apply their classroom learning in real-life situations under the guidance and supervision of qualified leaders in the developmental sector.
Student placements help students to integrate their theoretical learning into the complexity of workplace practice in a planned, structured, and reflective way.
A student placement helps students to gain a realistic job preview, develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, provide the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge and also allow students to gain opportunities to develop their processes of reasoning, evaluating, and communicating ideas and information.