We are looking for a Support Worker / Mentor with a specific interest in Sports, Recreation & Culture to provide mentorship and community access support for our 24 year old young adult male family member who lives with autism. He is a very caring and well mannered young man who has a strong desire to live life to the fullest. The Support Worker / Mentor will be responsible for helping him nurture involvement and skills within a physically active sports and exercise, recreation and culture environment specified and to enhance his meaningful participation within this community.
This is a part time position from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (7 hours) / Day, 2 days a week, specifically Tuesdays & Thursdays, and will involve working primarily within a community settings at various locations depending on the activity plan developed and already established volunteering commitments. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check as a condition of employment.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Ability to work with the family to create and implement a unique plan that involves volunteering, sports/exercises, recreation and some cultural events that encompasses exposure to many different types of activities
Ability to teach and participate in a number of different physical, recreation & cultural activities
Experience providing support to an adult with a developmental disability or relevant educational experience.
Time management skills, the ability to work independently and the ability to manage repetitive situations.
A valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a properly licensed and insured vehicle.
If you are interested in lending your skills to this unique position and making a real difference for an adult who lives with autism, please submit your resume to the email below, indicating your time availability, and pay expectation:
Start Date: Approximately - May 20, 2013
Only those candidates selected, that fit within the time frame we require, will be contacted to fill out a full application for employment and / or an interview.