Permanent Casual Supported Group Living Counselors  

Permanent Casual Supported Group Living Counselors  

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File No: OP-21-309
Date Posted: December 9, 2021.
Closing Date: Until filled
Position: Permanent Casual Residential Counselors
Location: Various Community Residences
Hours of Work: Call in hours – no minimum guarantee
Wage: Hourly: Start – $26.49 -$27.45 (Plus $3 per hour pandemic pay)


The Residential Counselor 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 counselor for specific clients.  They assist and actively participate in the planning and implementation of residential programs as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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


  • 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.

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  • Graduate of a Community College or University in a related field, i.e. Developmental Service Worker (DSW), Behavioral Science Technologist (BST), BA Psychology, Registered Nurse, or equivalent
  • Current certificates in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized pharmacology course
  • A valid class G driving license with full driving privilege, and successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized Defensive Driving Course
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills combined with sound judgment
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job and to work shifts

Les candidats bilingues sont fortement encouragés à soumettre leur candidature.

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number by the noted closing date to:

Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Ongwanada                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.

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