Residential/Day Program Counselor

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The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton is a network of community partnerships and services developed to assist people with developmental disabilities to be full members of their communities. The philosophy of our program is to assist people in gaining skills to live to their maximum potential in all areas of their lives, including residential, day opportunities, social, health & wellness and spiritual.

We are a community based organization offering residential, group living, supported independent living, employment supports, Art Therapy, bus training, and a wide variety of meaningful day opportunities for individuals we support. Our goal is to deliver high quality programs that reflect the needs of the individuals we support, while working in a team environment and up holding the Salvation Army’s vision, mission, and values.

Apply By Date:
October 16, 2020
Employer Name:
The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton
Job Title
Residential/Day Program Counselor
Job Type
0-44 Hours Per Week
$18.50 per hour **plus $3.00/hr Salvation Army COVID-19 Premium
Required Qualifications

• Developmental Social Worker Diploma or equivalent in Human Services field

• ASD Background and experience working with difficult behaviors an asset

• Minimum 2 years’ experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and vulnerable populations, essential

• Experience in developing, implementing and evaluation of effective individualized program plans

• Experience in assessing and networking with community and accessing necessary resources

• Current First Aid& Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Defibrillation training and current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification required

• Pharmacology training and experience in medication administration necessary

• Lifts &Transfer training an asset

• Personal Care Support experience an asset

• Current Police Check required

• Good communication skills– verbal, written and e-mail

• Computer literacy necessary

Key Responsibilities

• Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions

• Development of adult action plans

• Coordination of adult recreational activities

• Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, to the evaluation of student progress and modification of individual plans, as required

• Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general, and the individual therapeutic plans for the adults, are realized

• Provide comprehensive written reports as required in a timely manner

Additional Details

The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. We will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants for applying; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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