Direct Support Professional

OUR MISSION: People with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in all elements of living in the community.  “Our Community Where We All Belong”

Have you ever wanted a fulfilling career supporting and inspiring possibilities for a person in your community who has an intellectual disability? Our Support Coordinator 1 provides a wide range of supports to persons with an intellectual disability aged 18-years and older in the absence of natural family supports, friends, and community. This program provides 24-hour support staff within a group home setting.

Employment opportunities include permanent positions in the following capacity:

Actively provide direct care through assistance, guidance, and life skill coaching. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, personal and health care, person-centred goal planning, overall household duties, shopping, and meal preparation. Ensure the safety and well-being of each person at all times.  Scheduled primarily for afternoons, evenings and weekends and you may also be scheduled for either awake and/or asleep overnight shifts if required.  Additional shifts and on-call opportunities available, based on seniority.

We Provide:


Completion or working towards completion of a Certificate, Community College Diploma or University degree, with experience within the field. PSW Certificate with related experience.
Valid “G” Driver's License and with $1 Million Liability Insurance. 
 Police Check Clearance Certificate 
Completion of Ministry of Labour’s Worker Health and Safety Training and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training (links accessed through under “Job Opportunities”)
Emergency First Aid & CPR Certification (must be valid prior to the hire date).

Resumes can be submitted online through, emailed to or faxed to Human Resources at 905-688-9926.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Community Living St. Catharines will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require a disability-related accommodation, please inform the Human Resources Department. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To request an alternate format, please contact the HR Department at 905-688-5222, Ext. 276, or by email to, or by TTY, to 905-688-5222.