Developmental Services Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Applewood Centre for Adult Learning
  • Developmental Services
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • Healthcare: Personal Support Worker / Caregiver
  • Social Work
Full Time
  • Ontario
  • Ontario - Peel Region
Entry LevelN/A2019-02-052019-03-31

The Applewood Centre for Adult Learning is a unique daytime destination in Mississauga for young men and women with developmental disabilities, who are excited by their prospects to learn, grow and lead more active and meaningful lives.

A structured program of activities is planned around recreation, academics and life skills.   We focus on the individual needs of our students to support their personal growth and wellbeing. Our program provides opportunities for interaction with peers and learning opportunities in a variety of areas - fostering independence, personal growth and social development.


We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individuals to join our dynamic team supporting young adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities.   Working directly with our clients, while participating in our very busy day program, you will help to plan and deliver daily programming - art, fitness, music, academics, life skills, sensory activities, computer lab, meditation, gardening, community outings, and other learning activities.  A talent for music, art or technology would be considered an asset.

  • Work in a collaborative, team environment to provide direction and support to our students.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of individualized timetables of activities geared towards the needs of each student with a focus on their interests, abilities, and their intellectual and emotional level.
  • Assist with preparation of instructional material and teaching aids as necessary and ensuring that all program support activities and materials are on hand and ready for our students each day.
  • Assist with personal care as necessary.


  • Developmental Services Worker (DSW), Social Services Worker (SSW), Educational Assistant, Teacher or certification in a related field 
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Clear TB Test Certificate 
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • CPI or Safe Management Certificate (Yearly Safe Management training is provided to all staff members)
  • Must be available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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