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Casual Residential Counselor

Kingston, Ontario,

Casual Residential Counselor


Description of the role

Ongwanada is committed to improving the quality of life for hundreds of people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the following position:

The Residential Counsellor provides support for and advocates on behalf of clients to meet their physical, psychological and social needs. They advise and assist Community Support Workers and other staff members under the direction of the Community Residence Supervisor and act as primary counsellor for specific clients. They assist and actively participate in the planning and implementation of residential programs as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Promotes and models “person served first” organizational focus;
• Supports with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, grooming, meal preparation, the use of leisure time and safety issues where appropriate;
• Monitors, prepares and administers medications as prescribed;
• Plans, develops, implements and monitors Support Plans and Behavioural Support Plans;
• Promotes skills development in persons served whenever possible;
• Participates in home related duties, as required i.e. cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.;
• Drives persons served to day programs, appointments, activities, etc. utilizing Ongwanada vehicles;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
For the complete position description contact Human Resources through

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number to:
Human Resources Specialist
191 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, ON K7M 8A6
Fax (613) 548-8135 Email:

Please note consideration will be given to internal bargaining unit members before proceeding with external applicants.

Post Expires

Education Requirements
Graduate of a Community College or University in a related field, i.e. Developmental Service Worker (DSW), Behavioural Science Technologist (BST.), BA Psychology, Registered Nurse, or equivalent

Employment Type

Base Salary
$30.02-$31.00 CAD

Job Benefits
Ongwanada offers defined benefit pension (HOOPP), a competitive benefit plan or paid in-lieu of benefits for casual and part-time employees.