CHAP Support Workers promote active living for children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and/or physical disabilities in or out of their home. Workers registered with the CHAP Support Worker Directory are connected with families looking for support workers.
Note: Workers on the directory are NOT
employees of respiteservices.com - CHAP Program and are considered self-employed, independent service providers.
Some Key Responsibilities:
Provide safe, stimulating and recreational support both in or out of the home
Provide care and support according to the person's requirements
Provide respite/support services as requested by the parent/guardian
Network with community groups, facilitate inclusion and act as a positive role model, as required
Maintain communication with the Respite Coordinator
You need to enjoy being with and supporting people
Understanding and respecting people with disabilities
Commitment to assisting people in building valued life experiences in or out of their home
Interest in supporting people to acquire and maintain skills and relationships
Experience providing care and support to persons with disabilities is an asset
First Aid and CPR is an asset
Capacity to keep and maintain records as self-employed contract workers and available for
variable hours (days, evenings, weekends, overnights, relief, summer) as required by the individuals
Minimum age of 18 years
How to Become a Community Helper for Active Participation (CHAP) Support Worker:
Complete the Online Support Worker Application and ensure that you include a classified ad in the space provided.
You will be contacted by the Respite Coordinator to arrange attendance at the mandatory half-day Information Session where you will sign the CHAP Program Referral Agreement, the CHAP Conduct and Expectations, the Police Information Check Policy, and the Oath of Confidentiality.
Please bring your Police Information Check for the Vulnerable Services Sector, a copy of your resume, and the contact information for your references (2 work-related & 1 personal but not a family member).
If you cannot bring this information to the Information Session, you can submit it at a later date.
Your Worker Application and resume will be reviewed by the Respite Coordinator.
For more information contact Jeanne Godfrey at 905-436-3404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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