Personal Support/Attendant Worker

The Organization

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI Ontario) has 69 years of collective expertise in the area of spinal cord injury, establishing the organization as a leader in its field.  SCI Ontario’s mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. SCI Ontario is a vibrant organization with 17 regional offices offering various programs and services including peer support, advocacy, community navigation, employment and attendant services. SCI Ontario values and recognizes the contributions of its employees and takes pride in supporting a personal work-life balance and being a workplace of choice.

Job Summary

As part of a dynamic provincial organization, the Personal Support Attendant will be a member of a team that supports the delivery of quality client services that are consistent with our philosophy of independent living and client-directed care. This is a part-time position carrying a master schedule of up to 29.5 hours including weekends.

The Personal Support Attendant will:

  • Provide daily living assistance to adults with a physical disability living in their own home
  • Assist with client directed duties such as personal grooming, dressing, bathing, meal preparation, light homemaking
  • Travel throughout Toronto between clients
  • Support the philosophy of independent living

Qualifications:

  • PSW Certified/Registered
  • Vulnerable sector screening & CPR/First Aid certified
  • Minimum 1 year relevant community outreach experience
  • Ability to work independently and take direction well
  • Must be able to communicate well in English, second language an asset
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, as asset

Eligible candidates must be able to work non-traditional hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. Service hours vary from 1 hour to 3 hours depending on client between 6am - midnight.  If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities while working with a team whose credo is “Work Hard, Be Fair, Care”, we look forward to receiving your application.  We offer competitive hourly wage, travel allowance, paid orientation, on-going educational activities and regular team meetings.

SCI Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.  While preference will be given to persons with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability (in accordance with sub-sections 14(1) and 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code and any requirements of the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005), we encourage all interested individuals to apply. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you would like to join a team whose operational philosophy is to “Work Hard, Be Fair, Care!”, please forward your resume to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: hr@sciontario.org. For more information, please visit www.sciontario.org.

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