Relief Developmental Services Care Staff

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YWCA Hamilton is dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities

We offer a stimulating and challenging environment that values the diversity of individuals and ideas.

  • Opportunity for professional development and growth
  • Staff Fitness and Aquatic membership
  • Staff discounts for childcare and recreation


Key Functions

This employee will work within a 24-hour residential care facility for 15 adult women with developmental disabilities. They will provide delivery of direct support services to all residents within the home and ensure the physical and emotional well-being and safety/security of all individuals within the residence in alignment with YWCA Hamilton’s Mission and Vision Statements.



In cooperation with program supervisor and team, will perform all duties and responsibilities in a productive, professional and cooperative manner which will contribute to the overall goals of the department and in keeping with general policies and guidelines of YWCA Hamilton.  Ensure the physical and emotional well-being of individuals we support is maintained. Follow and adhere to Schedule 20 City of Hamilton By-Laws, QAM compliance and Legislation 299/10 standards.  This employee will provide delivery of direct support services to individuals we support within their residential home.  Support services all areas of daily living within our service plan domains including but not limited to: bathing/hygiene/toileting routines, medication administration/dispensing, meal preparation, chorelists/housekeeping, laundry, nightly safety inspections, and in-house recreation opportunities. Provide supervision and ensure safety of residents during their shift.  Support services offered will maintain or increase individual’s independent living skills and personal growth.


  • Minimum Education – PSW Certificate or High School Secondary Diploma(OSSGD) or equivalent
  • Previous work experience in a residential care facility an asset
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Must be able to work designated schedule as assigned
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attend and participate in mandatory training such as but not limited to WHMIS, Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)
  • Must be willing to provide a pre- employment medical examination through YWCA Hamilton corporate medical practitioner prior to first shift of work (including two-step TB Screening Test)
  • Working from a feminist, anti-oppressive/anti-racist perspective
  • French Language Skills an Asset
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal & written
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check or willingness to obtain at own cost

Please Note: The physical demands of the role may include, but are not limited to lifting (up to 25 kg), bending, twisting, reaching, sitting or standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, pulling, and moving constantly throughout the shift.

Relief Developmental Services Care Staff

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Posting Date

  • February 21, 2019

Closing Date

  • On-going

Job Code

  • R1-HWP-2019


  • 0-14 Hours; No guaranteed hours and Subject to Changes


West Place


Developmental Services

Reports To

Program Supervisor


$15.00 per hour

Please submit resume by email or mail, indicating the JOB CODE in your subject line:

YWCA Hamilton

75 MacNab St. S.

Hamilton, Ontario

L8P 3C1

ATTN: Human Resources

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton:

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; and individuals with disAbilities and from racialized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.

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