Employment Opportunities

Residential Support Worker

TAMIR provides essential supports to adults with developmental disabilities in group living environments. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

If you are interested in joining our team, we would appreciate hearing from you now. 

Please complete the employment opportunities applications form below.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Promote and maintain the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals supported while ensuring a safe and healthy environment
  • Provide assistance to individuals with activities of daily living; for example, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting
  • Provide assistance with personal care including nutrition, hygiene, grooming
  • Support individuals to become involved in recreational/educational/employment or other interests as identified in their Personal Outcome Plan
  • Be familiar with and adhere to Tamir policies and procedures, as well as Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services operational guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Maintain appropriate communication and documentation, according to Tamir policies and procedures
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by utilizing effective communication skills, conducting job functions with initiative, enthusiasm and sound judgement, and contributing to the team in an organized and productive manner

All work is conducted in a manner consistent with Tamir’s vision, mission and value statements. Tamir supports a person centred approach to services, which focuses on dignity, respect, care and inclusion in a supportive Jewish environment.

Working Conditions:

Staff may be required to perform any or all of the following duties in the course of their work:

  1. Work with people requiring support to manage emotional, psychological and physical behavioural challenges
  2. A risk of exposure to communicable/contagious diseases
  3. Completion of general household duties that may require lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, or twisting
  4. Lift, move or transfer people who require mobility assistance
  5. Attend to personal needs
  6. May be required to work alone
  7. Must be able to operate a vehicle

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Developmental Service Worker Diploma preferred
  • Degree/Diploma in Social Sciences or related field, and 1 year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities OR
  • High school education, with 2 years of relevant experience working with persons with developmental disabilities

Certifications:

  • G or G2 Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Current CPR and First Aid Training
  • Clear Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector or ability to apply for one

Accommodations Statement:

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations please contact Tamir.

Community Inclusion Coordinator for Jewish Ottawa

Job Description

Part-time, 2-Year Contract (12-15 Hours/Week)

Seeking a creative and community-minded individual for a brand new role – Community Inclusion Coordinator, responsible for leading the development of a culture of inclusion of people with disabilities within the Jewish community.

This person will build awareness and help the Jewish community and its organizations to develop best practices around inclusion that address communal needs, and to help improve accessibility and inclusion in Jewish life. This includes assisting organizations with capacity building to respond to the needs and wishes of individuals across the disability spectrum so that they may live fully inclusive Jewish lives.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Tamir, and working collaboratively with Ottawa’s Committee for Inclusive Jewish Life, the Community Inclusion Coordinator will:

  • Develop a communal plan to improve accessibility and involvement in Jewish life for those of varying abilities.
  • Establish relationships and foster partnerships with relevant staff and lay leadership within local synagogues, schools, the SJCC, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and social service agencies in order to educate and engage them in developing practices of inclusivity.
  • Provide resources, advice and consultation as needed to help organizations along their paths to making their organizations more accessible and inclusive.
  • Raise awareness, develop and support programs and activities that promote an inclusive Jewish community.

Education, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in education, social work, community development or related field preferably with a specialization in special needs.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience in developing and coordinating program design, development, implementation and evaluation, preferably in the area of inclusion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with other professionals and work as part of a team.
  • Experience in design and implementation of community surveys as asset.
  • Creative thinker and a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision or general guidance and instructions.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Ottawa’s Jewish Community is an asset.
  • Adept at various forms of social media.

Professional Conduct/Common Responsibilities:

  • Respecting and valuing Jewish work environment.
  • Working in a manner that preserves confidentiality.
  • Respecting and valuing the diversity of organizations, communities and individuals.
  • Promoting awareness of and participation in community activities.
  • Participating in efforts to enhance capacity through staff development.

Other Responsibilities

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not an inclusive listing of all activities, but is designed to be used in combination with agency and program goals and work plans. Staff may be asked to perform other duties as required. To ensure the organization is able to remain responsive to community needs, job specifications may be changed or altered as required.

Apply by January 31, 2022

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah Beutel at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa at Sbeutel@jewishottawa.com. For more information, please contact Sarah via email or at 613-798-4696 ext. 253.

Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact Sarah Beutel through the contact information provided above, so that we can make arrangements to provide appropriate accommodations for you.

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in Tamir. Employment opportunities vary at Tamir, but we are often seeking part-time staff interested in working every second weekend. Our part-time staff are also able to pick up additional shifts through our relief scheduling procedures. Please complete the online application below. Candidates who meet our recruitment criteria will be contacted within 2 weeks to review your application and take the next step in our selection process.

Complete the Employment Opportunities Application form

The email and phone number for Careers / Volunteers jobs@tamir.ca, 613-725-6045 ext. 112.