Live In House Parents - Prince Edward Island, Canada

Live In House Parents - Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:29 pm

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Live In Residential House Parents

Stars for Life Foundation for Autism

 The Stars for Life Foundation for Autism is a Not For Profit  Registered Charity, providing "Life Long Living and Learning Opportunities" to young adults and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's (ASD) Syndrome, in the province of Prince Edward Island, through continued education, housing, and social inclusion in their communities.

 

At the Foundation we provide individualized support for three live in individuals in the Stars for Life Supported Living Home, addressing social issues and  other challenges. Examples include independent living skills, community intregration and social interaction with peers. The Foundation provides individualized day service programs for those with ASD  in the community over the age of 18, addressing their  specific needs and challenges. Examples include: enjoying physical fitness, peer groups, and one-to-one support where required. All of our clients are engaged in activities such as workplace skills training, communication development, and independent living skills in an autism-friendly environment. We assist with continuing education - GED Accreditation, College/University course load organization with tutoring as needed, and goal planning/achievement though hiring and training one-on-one educational assistants in autism-specific practices to assist each of our clients in their personal goals.

 

The title "House Parents" refers to a service professional, who would live and work within our home

 (one bedroom apartment provided), and who is responsible for day to day living, including cooking nutritional meals, monitoring of medication, help organizing outings, and supervising the operation of the home.  Reporting to the Adult Autism Manager and/or Director of Services, House Parents play an essential role to our organization, as they represent the core of our "Family Unit" Model of care. Such a model would enable one of the parents to be employed outside of the home.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

This ideal couple will have a background working in a Supported Living Home, working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's (ASD) would be a tremendous asset.  This position requires high energy and excellent organizational skills to juggle schedules and meet the parenting demands of a family unit.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Degree/Diploma in a Human Services or related field preferred.

Nursing experience or an understanding of health related issues would be an asset.

Prior experience in a position of similar scope.

Knowledge of computers, specifically knowledge in word, excel, and database systems

Ability to perform household cleaning tasks (heavy lifting may be required)

 Knowledge of cooking techniques, cooking skills and an ability to follow menus and recipes.

Ability to recognize natural teaching opportunities and  embrace them.

Ability to handle personal care tasks with sensitivity and caring.

Ability to understand maladaptive behaviors while maintaining a calm demeanor.

Awareness of and ability to adapt your own leadership style according to the situation at hand, with the  knowledge ,skill, and ability to recognize motivational patterns in others. Effective skills in active listening, coaching, and  employee supervision. Must have a high energy level, adaptability, assertiveness, patience, and ability to work in a team environment.

Must have proof of a valid driver's license and must have been maintained for 3 or more years; as well as a clean drivers record. Reliable transportation would be an asset.

Employment shall be contingent upon the results of a security clearance.

 

The salary and benefits for this position is dependent on experience and education, and includes a one bedroom apartment and meal stipend.

This position is to begin Dec 1/2012.

Job Posting Deadline: Until suitable candidates are found

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

 

 

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