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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.

Casual/Part Time Coworkers – Direct Support

Various shifts including weekends, overnights, days, afternoons, evenings and statutory holidays.

Required Competencies

Demonstrated abilities in the following: cooperatively in a team environment; initiative; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; advocate for and foster independence in others; a willingness to learn with and from people with disabilities; openness to learning and participating in the day programs (pottery, garden, land, woodshop, weaving, art and mosaics).

Minimum Qualifications

Diploma in Social Services (DSW, SSW) or equivalent in Human Services. Comparable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Recent work experience, demonstrated maturity and enthusiasm in supporting individuals with special needs Current CPR, NVCI, First Aid, Medication Administration trainings Current Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector) required Valid Ontario Driver’s license required.

Residential Coordinator

Weekdays, business hours. Must have flexibility to attend team meetings and participate in rotational on call responsibilities. Camphill (Barrie).


Working together as part of the Residential Supervisory Team and reporting to the Program Director, the Residential Coordinator will provide leadership and direction to ensure quality residential services are delivered in accordance with Camphill Communities Ontario’s Mission, Vision and Core Values. This position facilitates a positive work atmosphere through the supervision and evaluation of all aspects of assigned residential living for the agency. This position will provide direct supervision and coaching to 15+ direct support staff across approximately 3 locations, including the Supported Independent Living Program (SIL).

Required Competencies

This position requires an individual who has demonstrated skills and experience in successfully managing and leading people within residential programs.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people supported, families, staff and other support service agencies.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with competing demands is essential.
  • Ability to schedule and manage all staff hours of work and time off request.
  • Respect for confidentiality and the ability to make decisions based on organizational values and objectives required.
  • A genuine intent and commitment to continuous learning, and proven ability in fostering the long-term learning and development of others through encouraging, managing performance and coaching.
  • Willingness to learn and identify with the unique aspects of Camphill culture.
  • Post Secondary education in a relevant field of study (i.e. Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, Developmental Services).
  • Five plus (5+) years successful supervisory experience in a lead residential position in a social services environment.
  • Supervisory experience specific to a SIL program is an asset Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid/CPR and Pharmacology Training required.
  • Experience in and thorough understanding of Quality Assurance Measures, and the compliance review process.
  • Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dual Diagnosis and Personal Outcomes Measure is required.
  • Understanding of current labour laws and Developmental Sector Act.
  • Proficient in basic applications of Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational and documentation skills Vulnerable Persons Criminal Reference check required.
  • Hold and maintain a valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.

All staff are welcome to apply, but those who have completed probation and meet the above criteria will be given consideration.

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:

Emily Alward, Human Resources
Camphill Communities Ontario
7841 4th Line, Angus, ON L0M 1B1
Fax: 705.424.1854
Email: emilyalward@camphill.on.ca