Humana Community Services

Temporary Full-Time Direct Care Worker
(Job #: 025-052924-012)

Summary of Roles & Responsibilities:

  •  Working with children and youth experiencing mental health challenges providing out-of-home, high-level (intensive) therapeutic treatment services and day-to-day supports
  •  Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships and attend to the diverse needs of youth
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for participants; intervene, remain calm and focused in crisis situations while utilizing effective de-escalation and decision-making skills
  • Create, plan, coordinate person-centred programs that promote educational, behavioural, developmental, psychological, and emotional growth
  • Facilitate partnerships within the community while advocating for youths’ needs
  • Work successfully with diverse groups and demonstrate commitment to principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice

Schedule: 32-40 scheduled hours per week; varied shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays
Expected End: March 2025

Education Requirement: Post Secondary Diploma 

Please be advised that it is mandatory for all direct support staff to have a Class G Driver’s License


  • Completion of post-secondary education in Community, and/or Social Services (e.g., SSW, CYC, BSW, Social Sciences)
  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of requirements specific to the roles and responsibilities of the job
  •  Strong leadership, rapport-building, mentorship, advocacy, organization, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, in addition to attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team (internal and external), and independently as necessary
  •  Capacity to establish, implement, and maintain professional, and personal boundaries
  •  Multilingualism and having diverse lived experiences are considered assets


  • Valid Class G (full) Driver’s License with a 3-year Uncertified Driver Record
  • Satisfactory current Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Physical Health assessment: verification of up-to-date immunizations, COVID vaccination status (2 doses), and ability to meet the physical requirements of the position
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR, Level C with AED training preferred

Salary Details:

Compensation: $19.98/hour plus vacation pay; 2.5% in lieu of benefits

How to Apply:

Apply by: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

Submit a resume and cover letter via email (employment@humanacs.org) indicating the job reference number in the subject line and/or cover letter. Submissions without job # might be missed.

Members of Local 171 will be given first consideration. Humana Community Services is committed to ongoing efforts to fulfil our equity, diversity, and inclusion promise.
Due to the nature of services provided and the vulnerable people we serve, Humana can only employ candidates who satisfactorily meet the requirements of any job
vacancy within the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen to move forward in the selection process will be contacted. If you require
accommodation at any stage of the application process, please call 519.435.1099 x1106 or text 226.577.4084.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@humanacs.org