Canada: Development Support Worker (DSW) needed in St John’s Canada

Job summary

Reporting to the Home Manager, the Developmental Support Worker (DSW) assists residents to achieve their desired quality of life and ensure optimal health and safety, provide prescribed support and supervision, assist residents to be as independent as possible, advocate on the resident’s behalf and to maintain their homes so they are clean, safe, and hazard free.


Summary of essential job functions

  • Behavior should be professional at all times and consistent with CareGivers culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating residents and others with dignity and respect.
  • Assist residents in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior, and patterns of activities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment for residents at all times.
  • Provide training and assistance to all residents in making healthy choices, and following any pre-established orders by medical professionals.
  • Plan and support residents in daily activities, which may include, but not limited to, household chores, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and money management.
  • Responsible for assisting residents with personal hygiene skills and tasks, including assisting with bathroom responsibilities, ensuring residents complete shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, shampooing, and dressing appropriately for the weather and type of activities.
  • Complete documentation, as necessary, to meet CareGivers and the Regional Health Authority documentation requirements.
  • Complete required, on-going training within CareGivers and the Regional Health Authority required timeframes and meeting region required competency levels.
  • Report to work on time, and if unable to report to work, or if there is a need to come to work late, or leave early, follow CareGivers absenteeism process.
  • Adhere to and enforce CareGivers’ Code of Conduct
  • Report all Occupational Health and safety hazards and related issues and follows OH&S guidelines

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education or
  • Social Service Worker Diploma, Community Support Worker Diploma, Human Services Diploma, or Personal Care Attendant Certificate or
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities and/or co-occurring mental health disorders; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Willingness to complete in-house training
  • CPI’s Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, or willingness to complete
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Medical certificate indicating good health
  • Negative TB skin test
  • Up-to-date immunization record
  • Clear Record of Conduct

Abilities required

  • Use of a personal vehicle for the purposes of work would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent report writing abilities
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance
  • Commitment to training and development
  • Must be caring, enjoy working with others, have a good work ethic, and possess a positive attitude


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position via one the following methods below, and let us know the location where you would like to work:

– Email your resume and cover letter to


– Fax your resume and cover letter to the following numbers: (709) 579-3545 for Eastern Newfoundland, or (709) 388-1551 for Western Newfoundland


Comments 24

  • Asc or Hi all of you
    My name is Muna Abdullahi Iam somali living in somaliland
    I Have experience for all most 7 years in development and education. I work for several organization on humantarian inside somalia. Iam educated have master degree on bussiness administration. I would like to hear from you and commont, question and so on. Thank you

  • I would be great if I can be employed in you well being of the development support worker ima Tanzanian based on nursing assistance

  • I’m Korpo lackay 32 years of age .Im a Liberian ,and a Volunteering nurse in my country.I earned a BSN degree in Nursing. I’m Interested in working with you to save lives.please help me get this job,am looking forward to hear from you.Thanks

  • Musa mabura is my name,I’m a Tanzanian of 25 years Old I’m glad if I can be employed in your company!! Please consider me …I’m ethical enough,,holding first degree of Education in Economics and Mathematics,, without forgetting I had being a Leader from my ordinary level until I graduate I was a PRIME MINISTER to my university of a total number of 9,549 candidates include certificate, Diploma, under graduate, post graduate,masters,and PhD!! Thank you Hon…….

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