Career Opportunities with
Imagine Therapeutic Services

Direct Care Counsellor

Direct Care Counsellors are vital to our program success.

What do they do?

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    Support the homes in which the special needs adult resides.

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    Perform one-on-one work with clients on identified goals.

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    Work with culture, social skills building, job searching, mentoring, recreation, teaching safety/life skills, cooking, lifebook.

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    Facilitiate positive community interaction through volunteering, work placements, and other activities.

Basic Expectations

The following are a brief outline of the expectations, documents and licensing required to become a Direct Care Counsellor

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What We’re Looking For

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    Experience working/dealing with adults with special needs including individuals displaying difficult /challenging behaviours and have proven ability to be balanced and appropriate under stress.

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    Have a genuine interest in providing quality care, possess a positive attitude and be self motivated.

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    Have a valid driver’s license, insurance and safe vehicle.

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    Have a photocopy of your driver’s license and insurance and current driver’s abstract.

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    Photocopy of field related educational diploma/degree.

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    A current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Clearance. Application provided by Imagine Therapeutic Services.

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    Reference checks (3 letters of reference speaking to your suitablility and skills as a Direct Care Worker. (Recent employers may also be contacted.)

Training & Preparation

Successful Direct Care Worker applicants participate in training and observation shifts to familiarize themselves with the agency philosophy and approach.

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Need to know

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    Review Agency personnel Roles and Responsibilities, lines of communication, Policies and Procedures.

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    The System and How it works.

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    Familiarity with Home Safety policies and QAM standards

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    Communication skills overview.

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    Conflict Resolution

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    Giving and accepting feedback and constructive criticism

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    Critical thinking and problem solving

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    Behaviour management, coaching and deescalation strategies.

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    Written and verbal reporting requirements

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    Review of forms and paperwork including ISP and behavioural programmes.