Part Time Respite Support Staff

June 21, 2022
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
London Village
Salary Range:
$19.91 per hour
1340 Dundas Street E
Posting Expires:
July 5, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Lesley Domingues:


The Salvation Army London Village has been an integral part of the London community since 1954 providing excellence in care to families in need.  The London Village offers a variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of families including a Child Care Centre, Respite Program for individuals with intellectual disabilities and Adult Day Program for seniors.  Our program site sits on 9 ½ acres of beautiful green space and offers a gymnasium, pool, pavilion and playground equipment for everyone to enjoy.  If you want to join our team and make a meaningful contribution to our community, The Salvation Army London Village would welcome your application.

The Respite Program supports adults and children with intellectual disabilities and their families offering different program options to meet individual need.  We offer overnight respite through our In-Centre program which provides 24-hour staff support and care; day programming for adults interested in building skill and social connections; recreation/leisure options including Activity Night for adults to enjoy some fun and fellowship with peers and some Saturday/Camp programming specifically designed for youth who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Respite Support Staff provide care for children, youth and adults with a diagnosed Intellectual disability.   Services include Centre-Based Respite, Residential Care, Summer Programs and Day Programs.

This position is best suited for someone that can fulfill our pledge to encourage participant independence, advocate for community inclusion, foster friendships and provide positive role models.


Client Services:

  • Responsible to ensure that needs of program participants are met i.e. physically, emotionally, medically, and behaviorally
  • Responsible for dispensing medication and ensuring that all medication charting is completed in compliance with established agency policies
  • Required to complete safety checks, logbook recordings, intake and discharge functions
  • Ensure participant safety throughout the night including half hourly room checks completed and documented
  • Complete meal/ snack preparation for the following day as outlined on the approved menu
  • Advocate on the behalf of the program participants to promote health and well-being
  • Primary responsibility for house maintenance duties as outlined under ‘shift responsibilities’ as well as the organization and maintenance of property and program supplies
  • Ensure that participants follow through on personal care routines
  • Provide intervention for any behavioral challenges
  • Liaise with parents, caregivers, community partners as required
  • Responsible for transportation of participants in the program vehicles, as required

Perform other position related duties as required

Working Conditions:

  • This is a permanent part time position based 17 hours every other week
  • Working every weekend, two (2) block rotation; Currently scheduled:

Weekend #1:  Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekend #2:  Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and includes a ½ hour paid meal break.

  • Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet program requirements; weekend and evening work is required
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent lifting, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, pushing and pulling
  • Walking and standing for long periods
  • Some kneeling, running may be required


  • Completed two (2) years of Community College in related education (Developmental Service Worker diploma, Child and Youth Worker diploma or equivalent) in the area of developmental disabilities
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License is required, current original copy of driver’s abstract, which is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, also required
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior work experience in a social services setting providing direct care to children, youth and adults who have intellectual disabilities; dealing with crises


  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member in a cooperative team environment
  • Participate in mandatory orientation training, on-going professional development and training
  • Participate in regular supervision and performance appraisal process
  • Ensure that all certifications are maintained as required
  • Represent the organization in a positive, professional and engaging manner
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies, procedures and associated legislation
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability
  • Attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products is required - i.e. Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Email and Internet etc.
  • Fluent French verbal and written communication skills are an asset
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities



** Include the Competition #8-2022 in the cover letter.



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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