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.

Program Overview:

St.Amant Respite and Family Support Services offers out of home respite options for families with children who have significant disability-related care needs and who do not have the necessary resources to implement a self-managed respite plan and who may require a longer break than other supports can provide.

The 24 hour shift staffed home provides planned and regular out of home respite for children & youth ages 10 – 17 years who are not in care and are living with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or Autism. This comprehensive service also provides enhanced support to families and their children which may include occupational therapy, behavioral supports training and counselling, with the goal of strengthening families’ abilities to continue to parent their children at home.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Coordinator, Team Leader, and clinical staff, the Treatment Staff, Community Respite Services ensures that services are provided in a way that:

  • Promotes high-quality health care, support, and treatment of the individuals supported
  • Ensures that services are provided to people in ways that are effective, efficient, holistic, and protect the dignity and safety of the person
  • Includes education, training and work opportunities
  • Supports the achievement of personal outcomes

The scope of service to individuals includes: implementation of treatment procedures and programs using direct, mediated or consultative models of service delivery. These services are provided through intense collaboration with others, within an interdisciplinary team model in which the Treatment Staff, Community Respite Services is relied upon to collect and analyze relevant data for the residence.

This position reports to the Team Leader.



  • Grade XII Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Certification in CPR and Emergency First Aid
  • Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is an asset
  • Successful completion of St.Amant training requirements during probationary period (e.g. Specialized Behavior Management Training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Applied Physical Training, Medication Administration Orientation, Fundamentals in Person Centered Supports)


  • Minimum of two years’ experience providing services to people with disabilities
  • Experience supporting children is preferred
  • Experience working with individuals in crisis an asset
  • Experience providing pre-determined behavioral support plans an asset
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition and household management skills


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as a collaborative team player in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to generate ideas to improve work procedures and contribute to an environment that fosters growth, development and innovation
  • Superb interpersonal ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with humility and self-awareness
  • Ability and willingness to give and receive honest, balanced feedback
  • Demonstrates competence and character that inspires trust
  • Acts with integrity and respect in all interactions
  • Values and commitment to continuous self-growth and professional learning
  • Positive, energetic, self-directed and person-focused
  • Ability to complete reliable data recording, data entry, and documentation
  • Ability to implement pre-determined crisis plans
  • Physical ability and emotional stability to support peoples’ physical needs and respond appropriately to challenging behaviour and emotions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify and respond effectively to high-risk situations
  • Basic computer usage skills – Microsoft Office
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License in good standing, willingness to transport people supported

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program/Service Support:

Consistent with the Mission, Philosophy and Policies of St.Amant, the Treatment Staff, Community Respite Services is responsible for the provision of residential and support services within assigned residences or service areas. Priority is given to implementing treatment plans that are determined by an interdisciplinary team. Quality services are evident when professional communication, timeliness, accuracy, ethical awareness / sensitivity, confidentiality are consistently demonstrated as required by legislation and program/service standards.

Duties include:

  • Provides all aspects of personal care as needed to people supported (e.g. assistance with eating, bathing, personal grooming, toileting, etc.)
  • 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”)
  • Participates in development, daily implementation of and collecting data pertaining to the Daily Activity Schedules (DAS) of the people supported
  • Participates in development of Behavioural Tracking (BT) data sheets and in collection of BT data
  • Conducts assigned assessments and implement developmental training and psychological/ behavioural treatment programs to increase adaptive behaviour and decrease maladaptive behaviour
  • Provides assistance, support and encouragement to other member of the team
  • Carries out behavioural, crisis, life-skill, recreational/leisure, work experience, experiential, educational, etc. programs as assigned
  • Records and reports relevant information related to all life areas according to Program policy and individualized needs
  • Liaises with external agencies, school/day programs and community resources in accordance with treatment plan
  • Employs principles of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention in identifying and intervening in situations of challenging behaviour

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.

In order to be eligible for a vacant position, an employee must first possess the qualifications prescribed by the Employer for the position concerned, meet the physical requirements of the position in question and have a satisfactory employment record.

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.

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.

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.