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Worker Information

Support Workers promote active living for children and adults with developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities in their own home or in the community, while providing parent relief. Workers registered with the Support Worker Database are connected with families looking for support and relief.

 Note:  Rygiel Supports for Community Living hosts the registry for Support Workers. Support Workers are considered self-employed and are not employees of Rygiel Supports for Community Living.

Key Responsibilities:

•Provide safe, stimulating and recreational support both in the home and in the community

•Provide care and supervision according to the individuals needs

•Provide respite/support services as requested by the parent/guardian

•Network with community groups, facilitate inclusion and act as a positive role model

•Maintain communication with the Respite Coordinators


•Ability and willingness to work with persons with disabilities

•Effective communication skills with both verbal and non-verbal populations

•Commitment to providing quality life experiences in home and in the community

•Experience providing care and support to persons with disabilities is an asset

•First Aid and CPR is an asset

•Minimum age of 18


•Variable hours (days, evenings, weekends, overnights, relief, summer)

•Part-time (possibility of additional hours)

How to Become a Support Worker: 

•Submit your resume and complete an application form

•Interview/Phone intake session (set up by a Respite Coordinator)

•Provide a Police Reference Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Screening that is less than 6 months old. Information on how to obtain this can be found here


If you are interested in becoming a Support Worker, please go to the Online Worker Application. If you would prefer to submit the forms by mail or Fax, please print and complete the application & consent package in full. NOTE:  Your resume must accompany your Worker Application

Mail completed package to: 

respiteservices.com c/o Rygiel Supports for Community Living

200-1550 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 2L6


Fax to: (905) 525-5933

Your Worker Application and resume will be reviewed by a Respite Coordinator. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an information session. 

For more information contact a Respite Coordinator at 905 525-5933 or email respite@rygiel.ca

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