Development Support Worker (DSW) - Cadence's

Development Support Worker (DSW)

Vanacies: 1

Department/Group: Staffing Services

Location: Tri-City Area – Kitchener,
Waterloo & Guelph

Level/Salary Range: $24/hour

Associate: Independent Operator Status

Job Category: Support Services

Position Type: Associate

Travel Required: Car or Transit

Position Type: Flexible, Relief

Job Description

Cadence’s Staffing Services is looking for high energy professionals to join our team.

If you are dedicated to supporting individuals with complex and unique needs and have a passion for caring for people and seeing them reach their goals then Cadence’s is for you. At Cadence’s you will enjoy competitive wages, a flexible schedule that will suit your needs, and a management team that will want to see you succeed and grow.


  • Participate in community events to help teach life skills, events may include but not limited to bowling, swimming, grocery shopping, sporting events, medical appointments, gym and home visits.
  • Educate people with special needs on cooking, cleaning, budgeting and encourage healthy life choices.
  • Provide intimate care to clients with respect and privacy with regards to that care.
  • Will read and know all in-house protocols, policy, and procedures.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client behavioral support plans, Personal Plan (plan of care) and any medical protocols.
  • Educate special needs clients on life skills to raise independence and autonomy.
  • Applies in-house protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates in formulating the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Provides effective supervision, leadership and direction when required.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Social Service related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years current related experience working with vulnerable people including complex special needs or people who exhibit challenging behaviors.
  • Current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training, Safe Management (SM) or other crisis intervention training is highly recommended.
  • Current CPR (Level A or C).
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Criminal reference check (within 6 months).
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, communication, and computer skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a dependable and reliable attendance record.
  • Ability to work in a high pace, high demanding environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation or be able to access the service locations by transit.
  • Ability to work a variety of locations, e.g. hospitals, schools, group homes, family homes, shelters and other locations as required.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Cadence’s Staffing Service Commitment to caring and core values.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for clients within a challenging and exciting environment.


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication Administration
  • Health & Safety, WHMIS
  • Abuse Prevention
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Accessibility Act
  • Multilingual


Please send resume to Applicants will be screened based on education and experience.


Note: This is an Associate position and not an employment position


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