Residential Counsellor

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Developmental Services
Part Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Entry LevelN/A2020-01-102020-02-10

Residential Counsellor

Tamir is seeking candidates interested in working part-time and full-time hours on a rotational schedule.  Currently, we have positions available that require the following:

  • Proven experience in following behaviour support plans, protocols, and guidelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with individuals in challenging situations
  • Strong team player
  • Able to work 12 hour shifts on the weekends, availability for overnight shifts is an asset


Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, Tamir Residential Counsellors have responsibility for the day to day care of the individuals supported by Tamir, whether in their homes or in the community.  All work is conducted in a manner consistent with Tamir’s vision, mission and value statements and following a person centred approach to supports, which focuses on dignity, respect, care and inclusion.


  • Promote and maintain the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals supported while ensuring a safe and healthy environment
  • Provide assistance to individuals with activities of daily living; for example, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting
  • Provide assistance with personal care including nutrition, hygiene, grooming
  • Support individuals to become involved in recreational/educational/employment or other interests as identified in their Personal Outcome Plan
  • Be familiar with and adhere to Tamir policies and procedures, as well as Ministry of Community and Social Services operational guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Maintain appropriate communication and documentation, according to Tamir policies and procedures
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by utilizing effective communication skills, conducting job functions with initiative, enthusiasm and sound judgement, and contributing to the team in an organized and productive manner


Tamir employees may be required to perform any or all of the following duties in the course of their work:

  1. Provide support to individuals with emotional, psychological, physical and behavioural challenges.
  2. Be exposed to communicable or contagious diseases.
  3. Complete duties that may require lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, or twisting.
  4. Lift, move, transfer or otherwise support people who require mobility assistance.


Education and Experience and Certifications

  • DSW or equivalent
  • Degree/Diploma in Social Sciences, health administration or related field, and 1 year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s license, with good driving record
  • Current CPR and First Aid Training


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require specific accommodations please contact Tamir so we can make arrangements to provide appropriate accommodations for you. 


Tamir is a proud and caring team of participants, families, volunteers and professionals dedicated to assisting people with developmental disabilities realize their potential in a supportive Jewish environment through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement.


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