Direct Support Positions:
Qualifications for Direct Support Positions
Community Living Belleville and Area has a policy of hiring direct support staff members who have successfully completed a minimum of a two-year college diploma in a discipline that is relevant to the position being applied for. Preference is given to prospective candidates who have applied medication training. However, applied medication training is available on-site by a qualified, in-house instructor.
Personal Outcomes Worker I and IIIs are drawn from the following college diploma courses: Developmental Service Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Social Services Workers, Child & Youth Workers and Behavioral Science Technicians/Technologists. University graduates in programs with a direct relevance to the supports and services provided by Community Living Belleville and Area will also be considered. Personal Outcomes Worker I support children and youth in our Out of Home Respite and Families First services. Personal Outcomes Worker III support adults in our residential services.
As a prerequisite to employment, all potential new employees must consent to a Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search at their own expense. In addition to the CPIC, all new employees must undergo a medical examination prior to commencement of employment. This medical relates specifically to the physical demands of the position and is designed to determine whether the applicant is capable of performing the essential duties of the job.
Candidates selected for employment at Community Living Belleville and Area must complete four (4) hours of volunteered time at the selected location. This will provide the people supported with an opportunity to meet employment candidates and assist us in the decision-making process for new employees. It also provides potential, new employees with a better understanding of whom they will be supporting and what is expected of them. A decision to hire will be made after this visit.
Other Staffing Opportunities
As job vacancies arise in other areas such as Administration, Support Services, etc., the positions are posted internally first, specifying the required qualifications. We only seek applications externally if we are unsuccessful in securing an appropriate candidate from within.
Employee Training & Development
Community Living Belleville and Area provides a variety of in-house training opportunities to our staff members. Training includes: Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention, First Aid and CPR, Defensive Driving, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Back Care, Personal Outcomes Measures Training, Rights Training, Medication Administration Training and Abuse Awareness Training.
In addition to in-house training opportunities, Community Living Belleville and Area is committed to providing professional development and education by sponsoring employee attendance at professional workshops and conferences.
How to Apply for a Job at Community Living Belleville and Area
Applications are accepted through our online portal provided by ADP Workforce Now. For your convenience, we have provided a link here (Resumes) which will open your internet browser and allow you to upload your resume directly to our Human Resources Department.
Community Living Belleville and Area is an equal opportunity employer and acknowledges all applications received.
Community Living Belleville and Area 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 of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
For more information on Human Resources at Community Living Belleville and Area, please contact:
Director of Human Resources
613.969.7407, Ext. 27