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Job Order #: 5835441

Employer Name:
Porcupine Opportunities Program Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
$17.11 - $20.43 per hour
Posted Date:
# of Positions:
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Grade 12
No Experience
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How to Apply?:
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter that explains their fit with the position as well as a current resume. The successful candidate must also be willing to submit to a police records check. Applications should be submitted by email to Judy Senderak, Program Manager, by noon October 31st, 2021 to (

Application Information

Employer Name:
Porcupine Opportunities Program Inc.

Employer Address:
PO BOX 697
S0E 1H0

Contact Name:
Judy Senderak

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

Contact Email:


Porcupine Opportunities Program, a non-profit organization that supports adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, is seeking Direct Support Professional Staff for their residents in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan. We are currently looking to fill several positions with full time hours.

The Direct Support Professional Staff Member(s) will provide a home-like atmosphere with a high quality of care to residents of the POP.  This is accomplished by allowing for maximum independence and a high quality of life.  In addition, Residential Program Staff ensures all residents are given the opportunity for as much community integration possible.

- Developing, prioritizing, and implementing daily activity plans for residents in concert with others;
- Assisting all residents with their daily routines including hygiene needs;
- Planning and providing well-balanced, nutritional meals with residents needs in mind;
- Ensuring that cleaning and laundry is done as required and that participants are included in daily chores whenever it is possible and appropriate.
- Work in partnership with other staff to ensure the needs of residents are met.
- Ability to work with multiple program participants while remaining focused on individuals needing individual attention and care.    
- Ability to both follow instructions and to think and act independently when needed.  
- Willingness to do duties as assigned in a safe and timely manner.
- Effectively communicate with supervisors, co-workers, and clients.
- Help lift and support participants, if needed.
- Preference will be given to individuals with post-secondary training and/or experience in a profession related to working with individuals with disabilities and/or health care.
- Possess a valid drivers license.
Assets (not mandatory)
- Experience working with people with disabilities
- Training in CPR, TLR and First Aid
*Starting wage at $17.11 minimum*


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own transportation
 - Own vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Public transportation is not available
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - First Aid Certificate
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Additional Skills
 - Housekeeping activities
 - Food preparation
Specific Skills
 - Appraise clients' needs or eligibility for specific services
 - Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Implement behaviour management programs
Work Setting
 - Group home
Ability to Supervise
 - 5-10 people
Security and Safety
 - Basic security clearance
 - Driver's validity licence check
Target Groups or Clients
 - Persons with intellectual disabilities
 - Persons with physical disabilities


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