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Volunteer Opportunities

Camphill Communities Ontario has many interesting volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering at Camphill, please fill in this application form and forward to info@camphill.on.ca – Thank you for your support in this way.

Board of Directors

Camphill Communities of Ontario is an accredited provider of support for adults of all ages who have different abilities, located in Barrie and on our Nottawasaga village near Angus. We are a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique and inspiring residential, vocational and learning opportunities for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities in both rural and urban settings in Simcoe County. We support people in directing their own lives and in promoting partnerships, opportunities, well-being, freedom and contributions in their community. We are a community where people of diverse abilities enjoy quality of life and personal growth in a rich social and cultural environment.

We have openings for board members who are interested in joining this truly unique and innovative organization as we plan for the future in a challenging environment.

Your commitment is for a 3-year term, renewable. We meet 10 times a year. We are governance board that oversees our commitment to our companions, whom we support, and our community, through policy development and implementation of our strategic plan. Your strengths might include a knowledge of social services, healthcare, finance, or law. Previous board experience is an asset.

Our Barrie locations include The Camphill Store on Dunlop Street, 3 homes and our head office. We also have 5 homes, a working farm, woodworking shop, pottery studio, organic gardens, herbery and a cultural centre situated on 280 acres on the Nottawasaga River near Angus. We create pottery, art, woodcrafts and much more and we sell our produce at local farmers’ markets.

Interested? To submit your resume email it to emilyalward@camphill.on.ca. We need your resume no later than April 30,2019.

Career Opportunities

Camphill Communities Ontario (CCO) is part of an international organization that creates vibrant communities supporting people with developmental disabilities in residential and day programs. In Camphill, everyone contributes to and benefits from the life of the community. Caring for each other and environmental stewardship are basic responsibilities, along with meaningful work enabling learning, the results of which produce beautiful crafts, agricultural products, cultural events and a sense of belonging and inclusion. CCO has locations in downtown Barrie, and just outside of Angus. From time to time we seek direct support staff who would value the opportunity to work in this unique organization.

Community Support Worker (SIL Program)

Barrie location. 40 hours per week, including evenings, weekends and overtime as required. Work schedules are based on the needs of the persons supported.

Summary

The SIL staff provides supervision and support as needed to people with developmental disabilities in their own homes and within the community to work towards their goals, teaching life skills, community integration and social skills that assist with daily living.

Requirements
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive approach that maintains dignity and integrity of people receiving services.
  • Knowledgeable about and experienced in mental health and best practices in supporting people with those concerns.
  • Knowledge of available and relevant community resources.
  • Able to inform Companions about options, and provide opportunities and experiences, supports exercise of choice and educates about risks and benefits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Personal Outcome Measures in supporting Companions to develop a plan and achieve their goals.
  • Demonstrated Understand the importance of empowering people to support themselves to be healthy, happy and safe.
  • Perceptiveness and ability to resolve conflict in a diplomatic and reasonable manner.
  • Demonstrate initiative, be resourceful and creative.
  • Work independently and collaboratively within the team and with the organization.
  • Promote practices that are inclusive, respectful and sensitive to diverse communities, including age, culture, and language.
  • Monitor and promote practices that support peoples’ health and safety.
  • Design, implement and monitor progress of activity and recreational programs consistent with people’s Individual Support Plans that will enhance physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Planning skills, flexibility.
    • Dependability, reliability.
  • To advocate for and respects confidentiality at all times.
  • To apply appropriate responses to unpredictable behaviour.
  • To maintain all required program records and documentation.
  • A willingness to learn with and from people with disabilities.
  • Be open to continuous learning as required.
  • Support other relevant duties that may be developed or assigned by the supervisor.
Education and Other Requirements
  • DSW College Diploma or 2+ year diploma or degree in Human Services from an accredited post-secondary institution with a focus on human development and/or behaviour.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Must be successfully trained in and possess current certifications in CPR, NVCI, First Aid, and Medication Administration.
  • A demonstrated maturity and desire to work with adults with developmental disabilities within the Camphill Philosophy.
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid G driver’s license

Please see application guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Part Time and Casual Positions

Part time is 28 to 40 hours biweekly (includes every other weekend).

Summary

The Direct Support Worker provides supervision and support as needed to people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of daily living including personal care, domestic skills, home maintenance, money management, use of community businesses and resources, recreation, medical, medications and safety.

Due to the nature of the work, work schedules include a combination of days, afternoons and weekends and are based on the needs of the persons supported.

Requirements
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive approach that maintains dignity and integrity of people receiving services.
  • Knowledge of available and relevant community resources.
  • Able to inform individuals about options, and provide opportunities and experiences, supports exercise of choice and educates about risks and benefits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Personal Outcome Measures in supporting individuals to develop a plan and achieve their goals.
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of empowering people to support themselves to be healthy, happy and safe.
  • Knowledgeable about mental health and best practices in supporting people with those concerns.
  • Perceptiveness and ability to resolve conflict in a diplomatic and reasonable manner.
  • Demonstrate initiative, be resourceful and creative.
  • Work independently and collaboratively within the team and with the organization.
  • Promote practices that are inclusive, respectful and sensitive to diverse communities, including age, culture, and language.
  • Monitor and promote practices that support people’s health and safety.
  • Design, implement and monitor progress of activity and recreational programs consistent with peoples Individual Support Plans that will enhance physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Planning skills, flexibility, dependability and reliability.
    • To advocate for and respects confidentiality at all times.
  • To apply appropriate responses to unpredictable behaviour.
  • To maintain all required program records and documentation.
  • A willingness to learn with and from people with disabilities.
  • Be open to continuous learning as required.
  • Support other relevant duties that may be developed or assigned by the supervisor.
Education and Skill Requirements
  • Must be successfully trained in and possess current certifications in CPR, NVCI, First Aid, and Medication Administration.
  • DSW College Diploma or an equivalent diploma or degree in social sciences. Minimum two-year college program; and/or Curative Education and Social Therapy diploma or equivalent Camphill seminar and experience.
  • A demonstrated maturity and desire to work with adults with developmental disabilities within the Camphill Philosophy.
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid G driver’s license.

Please see application guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Submit Your Application

Regardless of whether we are hiring at any given time, your resumé will be kept on file for six months.

Camphill supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Camphill is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit a resumé and cover letter to resume@camphill.on.ca