Community Participation Supports – Direct Support Professional

Grimsby, ON



POSITION:  Community Participation Supports – Direct Support Professional


EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-Time, Contract until December 31, 2025.


HOUR(S) - ROTATION(S): 70 hours bi-weekly- Weekday, evening and weekend hours. 


COMPENSATION: $22.15- $23.35 per hour



Hopkins Community Participation Supports provides personalized support to adults with diverse abilities. It operates out of the C.D. Hopkins Centre under the supervision of the Community Participation Manager. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday.

Training to provide support in 24-hour care sites will be provided, and if necessary staff may be temporarily assigned to provide support as necessary.



As a Primary Direct Support Professional, your main responsibility is to provide physical and emotional support to 1 to 3 participants.  The role involves ensuring the safety of the participants and actively involving them in community activities and opportunities that align with their interests and goals. The ideal candidate for this position will strive to create a nurturing and welcoming environment that fosters inclusivity and support for all participants. They will prioritize the individual needs and goals of each participant to ensure that they have a fulfilling and enriching experience.


Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Performing/Assisting with personal/hygiene care
  • Assistance with meals and snacks
  • Create and deliver appropriate opportunities and activities for adults with diverse needs.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor when communicating with participants, their families and caregivers.
  • Aid participant(s) to establish personal goals, develop a schedule to achieve these goals, and track their progress.
  • Support participants in a diverse range of community locations and environments as an essential element of the program.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to create a supportive and positive work environment.
  • Advocate for participants appropriately.
  • Administer medication and maintain medication logs.
  • Participate in annual ISP reviews for participants upon request.
  • Maintain complete and confidential records for each participant.
  • Attend and take part in staff meetings as needed.
  • Follow all internal financial policies when using petty cash and participant finances.
  • Follow policy and procedural items established by the agency for the health, safety and welfare of the participants in the program, staff, volunteers and members of the community.
  • Follow all policy and procedural items established by the agency, as they pertain to employee conduct and performance.
  • Follow all Occupational Health and Safety policies.




  • Frequent bending, twisting and pushing
  • All agency mandatory training must be current
  • Clean performance record
  • The candidate must have received, at minimum, a high school diploma
  • A valid ‘G’ driver’s license
  • Must be reliable, flexible and able to work independently as well as in a team




Advocating for Others - Calculates impact of actions or words; Collaboration – Works to build team commitment and spirit; Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making – Identifies and considers options to solve a problem or issue; Fostering Independence in Others - Delegates; Initiative – Thinks and plans ahead; Interpersonal Relations & Respect – Effectively uses empathy; Resilience – Delivers results with a high level of consistency over a long period of time.


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Kindly let us know of any accessibility accommodations required during the recruitment process.




Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Linc

Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Linc

Community Living is a non-profit charitable organization that has a proud, caring team of participants, families, volunteers and professionals. We are dedicated to providing quality supports and service to people with developmental disabilities and their families, located in West Niagara, through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement.

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