Contract Direct Support Worker (Job ID: 2471781)

  • Full Time
  • Kitchener
  • 125 - 150

Kw Habilitation

Contract Direct Support Worker (Job ID: 2471781)

KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. We support individuals to live a fulfilling life which is fostered through preschool and early learning supports, respite services, residential services, community participation, and employment supports.

We are looking for an experienced Direct Support Worker to join our team. Specific duties for this role include: providing respectful and supportive care, promoting people’s skills and abilities, providing the opportunity and education for growth and development, honoring personal choice and informed decision making, and implementing individualized plans with attainable outcomes. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to person directed support and the vision of KW Habilitation.


  • Providing respectful and supportive care
  • Promoting people’s skills and abilities
  • Providing the opportunity and education for growth and development
  • Honoring personal choice and informed decision making
  • Implementing individualized plans with attainable outcomes.


  • Post-secondary education related to Human Services, completed or on-going.
  • Ability to implement positive behavioural approaches, work as an integral part of the team and demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making, initiative, resilience and collaboration.
  • Commitment to providing person directed support and must believe in an inclusive community, fostering independence, and advocating for others to have their own voice.
  • Experience working / volunteering with people who have a developmental disability.
  • The successful candidate will have strong organizational, housekeeping/cleaning, communication skills and knowledge of KWH administration procedures is an asset.
  • A comfort level with, and skilled in, providing direct personal care.
  • Current Emergency First Aid, NVCI, and computer skills are also essential. Additional training is provided by KW Habilitation.

Schedule Position

Mon. to Fri. 7am – 11am (20 hours per week) 6 months contract
Start Date: July 29, 2024
Rate of Pay: hourly rate $21.09 – $23.10

To Apply, Please Visit Our Job Application Page HERE

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter online with a summary of relevant qualifications and reason for interest in this position by Wednesday, July 17, 2024:

ATTN: Julianna Krock, Manager of Inclusive Living
99 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3S8

Job ID: 2471781

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