Direct Support Specialist (casual position) - Fredericton, NB

March 18 2023
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Customer service,
Fredericton, NB • Part time

Direct Support Specialist - Fredericton, New Brunswick. Casual position available

We are offering a Sign-on bonus of $500 (if eligible) so join us and grow your career with us.

CBI Health is Canada’s largest provider of integrated community healthcare. For over 45 years, we have remained totally committed to improving the health and enriching the lives of Canadians. Our Specialized Community Services division offers great career opportunities to work with individuals in your community that have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What CBI offers to you?

  • Regularly scheduled hours – Days, Evenings and/or Overnight shifts. Some weekend work required for all positions
  • Paid orientation and onboarding
  • Competitive wages – Starting at $21.00/hr
  • Referral Bonus (if eligible)
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Benefits including comprehensive Medical & Dental when working 25+ hours weekly
  • Ongoing paid education and training
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Supportive and collaborative interdisciplinary team environment

As a Direct Support Specialist, you will be:

  • Supporting clients with community involvement and independence to optimize the individual’s quality of life
  • Assisting and teaching daily living activities, and life skills to promote the self-esteem and well-being
  • Daily documentation and reporting
  • Medication Administration (as delegated)
  • Managing challenging behaviors and situations using CPI knowledge and principles
  • Supporting clients with varied level of personal care (e.g. hand-over-hand, full support, etc.)
  • Assisting with household activities and chores
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Does this describe you?

  • You MUST have a Certificate or Diploma in one or more of the following:
    • Child and Youth Worker, Human Services Worker, Social Sciences, Education, Community Support Worker (CSW), Behavioural Sciences ( ABA, Instructor Therapist, Registered Behaviour Technician, Autism Support Worker), Police Foundations, Nursing (2 or 4 year program)
  • Previous community experience such as mental health, youth and adults with challenging behaviour would be considered an asset
  • Comfortable working with clients that have a variety of diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, RAD, Autism Spectrum, etc.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificate or willing to recertify within 3 months
  • Provide a Clear and current Criminal Record, and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven interpersonal and organizational skills

About CBI Health

To learn more about CBI, please visit

CBI Health is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe and accepted as their authentic selves. We actively seek qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion and contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives that help us innovate and provide the best possible care to our clients.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristics that make each of us different.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and CBI Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of our hiring process. Please inform your recruiter if you have any accommodation requests.

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