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Kerry’s Place Autism Services


Kerry's Place Autism Services


Description of the role

SERVICE AREA: Community-Canada Summer Jobs
LOCATION: Kerry’s Place Central Region – Guelph
POSITION STATUS: Temporary Full-Time (Contract Duration 12 weeks; 2 weeks written notice prior to contract end date)
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week (Days and Evenings; Flexibility required)
HOURLY PAY RATE: $15.33 per hour
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO: External Applicants only
CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm, June 22, 2022

This position will receive an additional $3/hr wage enhancement for providing direct care to persons we support.

Are you looking for a meaningful career full of lifelong learning and everyday adventures?

At Kerry’s Place, we help enhance the quality of life for more than 8000 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year! Our dedicated team of professionals have become experts in the field through our continuous training and development programs. Get ready for a fun and vibrant career because every day is an adventure at Kerry’s Place!

Why Join our Team?

Make a Meaningful Difference in Someone’s Life
Career Development & Learning Opportunities Available
Flexible Schedule
Employee Recognition and Celebration Programs
Open and Inclusive Work Environment
About the Role:

Reporting to the Manager, the Autism Support Assistant is responsible to ensure that the day to day support provided to persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) meet the expectations of those individuals to enhance his/her quality of life. The support provided must also align with the values of Kerry’s Place Autism Services and meet the goals and expectations of the agency. The Autism Support Assistant, with his/her team, provides services aimed at maximizing health and safety and personal fulfillment of persons diagnosed with ASD.


Be familiar with and consistently apply the principles of Kerry’s Place with respect to the Mission, Vision, Values and Policies and Procedures.
With the staff team, use creativity and resourcefulness to ensure that the quality of life principles are effectively applied for the people. Every effort must be made to enhance and maintain the person’s dignity and respect.
Provide solutions to barriers impacting achievement of quality of life. Participate to ensure Personal Outcomes for persons are met as defined by each participant.
Consistently follow, where appropriate, Behavioural and Crisis Protocols as documented. Document and report incidents and serious occurrences immediately.
Provide support and coaching in the areas of social skills, communication, vocation and leisure activities.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, natural supports, volunteers, professionals, community members and others.
Administer medication according to Kerry’s Place Policy and Procedures.
Ensure appropriate confidentiality is maintained for supported persons, families and other employees.
Use Kerry’s Place Autism Services resources in a cost effective and efficient manner.


Completion of Human Services Diploma from a recognized Community College or University or completion of Ontario Secondary School (or equivalent) and one year of related experience (preferably supporting persons diagnosed with ASD).
Solid communication skills both verbal and written.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team.
Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and sound judgment.
French language skills will be considered an asset.
To be eligible as per the Canada Summer Job 2020 requirements, the candidate must:

Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
As a condition of employment, all employees must have and provide proof of full Covid-19 Immunization. Where a person is unable to vaccinate for human rights protected reasons, an accommodation may be provided.

Kerry’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Kerry’s Place is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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