MONTAGE SUPPORT SERVICES is a leading service provider that offers innovative and individualized services that directly responds to the wishes, hopes, dreams and aspirations of each person living with us. Montage Support Services is committed to providing quality support to people with complex support needs. This is accomplished through a shared focus of families, staff and volunteers in promoting opportunities for individual growth in all aspects of a person’s life, ensuring dignity and respect.
WHO WE HIRE:
Typically, applicants come with a background or certification in: Personal Support Work, Social Work, Behaviour Management, Psychology or Disability Studies and or a background in the non-profit sector
Some have had work experience in similar work environments, and then there are others who come to us seeking a change in career direction, or for personal growth. We don’t ‘hire’ for the role of personal support worker. Our expectations go beyond personal care, meal assistance and administering medication.
Success in the role is not only determined by credentials. Although a solid learned competency in high standards of care is essential, we place equal value on the capacity of our staff to be consistent and intentional around advocating for, and actively demonstrating what it means to support someone, with a disability, in their own neighborhood and community.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- The rhythm of each location is set by the people we support
- We WORK where they live.. They do not LIVE where we work
- Our work ratio is 5:2 in our homes and 1:2 at our Condo locations
- Our philosophy of support integrates personal care with community and citizenship
- Expect to accompany people to appointments
- Expect to be involved in many aspects of the lives of the people we support – building and sustaining relationships with family members and un-paid friends, and supporting people at celebrations, gatherings and events
- Expect to play an active role in, and to contribute to the information and goal setting that happens at an annual Person Centred Review
- Expect to do house-cleaning and to create a warm and welcoming space
- Our organization is rooted in the values of inclusion. We expect staff to be open and supportive of others differences including cultural diversity, sexual identity and spirituality and to be respectful of rituals and celebrations
- We are regulated and inspected by the government and must legally meet set standards of competence and care. Therefore all staff are expected to participate in required training specified by the Ministry of Community and Social Services
WE OFFER A CAREER WHERE YOU CAN:
- Contribute to a supportive and respectful work and team environment
- Be inspired by and learn from the people you support
- Broaden your perspective on what you value and how you see the world
- Have an experience through your work that affects how you would want to be taken care of
- Gain confidence and competence as you develop new skills and grow professionally and personally
- Discover the simplicity of just being present to someone
- Influence the public perception of inclusion and citizenship