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Direct Support Professional

  • Posted:Apr 16, 2021
  • Apply by:Jun 15, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Part time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Kingston, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Who Are We? 
We are currently searching for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team at Community Living Kingston and District.

Community Living Kingston and District (CLKD) is one of the largest and well established developmental service organizations in eastern Ontario, serving 650 individuals. As a CARF accredited organisation, we take pride in our culture of lifelong learning and honoring best practice approach to care.

We have five divisions of service which include twenty-eight programs spread over twenty locations in the Kingston and Ganonoque area. CLKD is unionized (CUPE) and has 325 employees.

Why Join our Team?

CLKD is about people helping people. From frontline, to management and administrative – every one of our employees plays a valuable role in helping CLKD meet the needs and interests of the individuals and families we support. If you are committed to making a difference, have a passion for helping others and are looking for a place to contribute and grow and learn from others, then consider joining CLKD. As our employee, you’ll discover what it feels like to be a part of a caring community of staff members, volunteers, people we support and their families – a community that has inspired people to choose CLKD throughout its entire history dating back to 1953.

What we offer

Comprehensive benefits plan to all employees full-time and part-time.

  • Starting pay rate is $19.49 per hour (plus $3 per hour pandemic wage enhancement)
  • Vacation pay in lieu of vacation will be paid at a rate of 7.33% every pay period
  • Paid sick time
  • Prescription drugs, vision care, dental and counselling services
  • Participation in a co-contribution RRSP program
  • EAP services
  • Employer-Paid Training Programs
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities available
  • Membership discount with Work Perks.

What you will do

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are responsible for the provision of direct support to adults with intellectual disabilities Community Inclusion is an important aspect of the job.  Duties include: provision of assistance with all skills of daily living, personal care; skill development, household management; and support to individuals to enable them to live a normal life fully in their community.

What you require:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma (e.g. Developmental Service Worker, Behaviour Science, Behavioural Psychology, Social Service Worker, Child Youth Worker, or degree) is preferred and/or at least one year work experience in social services. In some cases, a PSW certificate or other experience may be considered.
  • A valid, Province of Ontario class “G2” driver’s license is required;
  • Demonstrated core competencies in the areas of advocating for others, collaboration, creative problem solving and decision making, fostering independence in others, initiative, resilience and interpersonal relationships and respect;
  • Ability and willingness to work varying/rotating shifts (including days, afternoon, evenings, weekends, and holidays).
  • Experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities is desirable.
  • Must pass mandatory vulnerable sector screening as required;
  • Must have a work permit to work in Canada
  • Must be computer literate, proficient in electronic mail and in other computer based tools as required.

Please review the full job description here - https://myclkd.ca/get-involved/careers/current-positions/ - before you submit an application.

Please click on the Apply Now button to submit your cover letter and resume through CharityVillage. Once we receive your application, we’ll review your resume to determine if your skills and experience match the qualifications for the role. If you move forward, the process includes an interview and three professional references. We use the Behaviour-Based Interviewing (BBI) method to gather information about skills and behavioural attributes that a candidate would have demonstrated in a past situation within a job role.

Diversity Statement

 CLKD is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to maintaining a workplace culture of inclusiveness and supports the City of Kingston’s commitment to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. CLKD is a Safe Space that embraces diversity, whether it be a disability, age, ethnicity, colour, religion, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin and all other differences that makes everyone unique.


CLKD is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive organization, consistent with its core values. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment locations practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make those known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Please notify Lisa Macdonald at: (613) 546-6613 x 2159


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