***Currently hiring for Day (7am-3pm) and Evening (3pm - 11pm) positions***

About Us

St.Amant is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services throughout Manitoba which support over 1600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families. We are committed to delivering person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services. St.Amant is guided by its core values of Collaboration, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect.

St.Amant, as part of an initiative entitled “Meaningful Connections”, seeks to expand the culture of support (“excellent caretaking”) to include an intentional focus on equipping a person with the opportunities and skills to develop relationships. The goal of this initiative is to have people we support exploring and establishing relationships with people in the community.

Position Summary:

Direct Support Professionals in the Supported Independent Living Program (SIL) are responsible for the delivery of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and/or autism within a community setting. The Support Worker provides residential or support services which align with St.Amant's Mission & Values, provincial legislation and regulations. Support Workers ensure that services are provided in a way that:

  • Optimizes dignity, self-determination and attainment of personal outcomes.
  • Maximizes environmental and lifestyle choices desired by the individual.
  • Incorporates high quality support and treatment.
  • Supports education, training and work opportunities.
  • Supports and encourages people to have new relationships, and supports people to explore engagement in community activities, and may be matched with a person supported to assist them in exploring these relationships and activities (This is known as an “exploring pair”)

The Support Worker is responsible for monitoring and assessing the health needs of individuals supported, assisting with daily living routines, and ensuring the safety & well-being of the individuals being supported. By supporting individuals, the Support Worker will act as an advocate when required, and foster spirituality as desired by the individual.

This position reports to a community based Team Leader.

Qualifications:

Educational:

  • Grade XII Diploma or GED.
  • Certificate in CPR and Emergency First Aid.
  • Successful completion of orientation requirements for assigned worksite(s).
  • Meets all competency, training, and continuing education requirements of the assigned worksite(s).

Professional:

  • Experience providing services to people with disabilities an asset.
  • Knowledge of current trends and services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of basic cooking and household management skills.

Personal:

  • Positive, energetic, self-directed and person focused.
  • Physical ability and emotional stability to support peoples’ physical needs and respond appropriate to challenging behavior.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with peers, clinicians, professional staff and families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (English in all positions, French in designated bi-lingual positions).
  • Possess ability to identify and respond effectively to high risk situations.
  • Familiarity with basic computer use – Microsoft Office.
  • Access to a telephone.
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License and Abstract in good standing.
  • Acceptable Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check (CFS).

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not considered to be a complete statement of duties and responsibilities. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this role.

St.Amant is a bilingual organization. Proficiency in both official languages (French/English) would be considered an asset.

As a Condition of Employment, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check.

St.Amant supports equitable employment practices and promotes an inclusive workforce representative of the people we support including diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Applicants can request reasonable accommodations in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.

As a Condition of Employment, new hires must complete a series of Occupational Health checks. This includes the requirement to confirm immunization or immunity of specific communicable diseases. Successful applicants will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.