Residential Support Worker - Complex Special Needs

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Skylark Children, Youth & Families
  • Child & Youth Worker
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - East York
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-04-042019-04-28
Residential Support Worker – April 2019

POSITION TITLE:  Complex Special Needs Residential Support Worker
POSITION TYPE: Relief/Casual (flexible hours, one year contract) with possibility of full & part-time contracts

Skylark is seeking individuals with Residential Experience to support their Complex Special Needs Programs for Evenings, Weekends and Overnights.

Starting Wage $19.60-$21.00/hr. with possibility of full & part-time contracts

Key Responsibilities:

To provide supervision and residential support to clients on evenings, weekends, and awake overnight shifts at our locations throughout East York.  Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following and may be subject to change:

  1. Perform all supervision and personal care duties required by the residents during assigned shifts. This will include any housekeeping, cooking, and safety related procedures required
  2. May develop and implement individualized treatment plans and interventions for the youth in collaboration with Residential Coordinator, Case Facilitators, consultants, other staff members, and parents/guardians
  3. Provides crisis intervention and implement client safety plans as well as provide support to other staff as required
  4. Will maintain and follow protocols, plans and instruction as prescribed
  5. Maintain complete and confidential case records and required program paperwork.


  • Diploma in Behavioural Science with an Autism Specialization, Child & Youth Worker Diploma, Developmental Service Worker or a Degree/Diploma in a related field combined with sound knowledge of diagnostic and treatment theories, methodologies and practices as they relate to individuals with autism, FASD and other developmental disabilities. Must possess an ability to apply theory to practice
  • Knowledge of ABA/IBI & BT and the ability to provide a broad range of therapeutic intervention to residents as well as knowledge and skill in the areas of crisis intervention (CPI)
  • Computer Literacy including Microsoft Office, Internet navigational skills, accurate database entry, and continuously developing technology proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and administrative skills as well as effective interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of complex special needs and the behavioural approaches required to support individuals in a safe and positive manner
  • Understanding of residential environments, the policies and procedures typically implemented and legislative oversight
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and the implications of support clients in a family home environment
  • Exceptional intervention skills, understanding of least intrusive philosophy and approach to intervention.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid, current First Aid and CPR certificate and driver’s license
  • Valid and current Crisis Intervention Training (CPI preferred)
  • Medical clearance in accordance with Skylark Children, Youth & Families policy on pre-employment medicals
  • Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Check program.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants are invited to submit both their cover letter and resume in only PDF or Microsoft word format to on or before April 28, 2019.

Please quote: Residential Support Worker – April 2019 in the subject line.  Please refrain from posting the cover letter to the body of the email.

Skylark is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at (416) 482-0081 ext.277. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.