by Ethan Paquet
Community Connections Inc. in Summerside is a non-profit organization that provides a range of employment, residential, and support services for adults with disabilities.
They employ over 100 staff who work with individuals and their families to help them develop to their full potential, provide support in accessing community resources, and empower them to contribute and participate in their community in a meaningful way.
“We currently have an opening for a Community Support Worker and several openings for Residential Support Workers,” says Bethany MacArthur, HR Generalist.
The minimum qualification for Residential Support Workers is a college diploma in Human Services, Child & Youth Worker, RCW, LPN, or a university degree in a Human Services field.
Community Support Workers require a college diploma in Human Services or a university degree in a Human Services field such as Psychology.
Previous experience working with individuals with cognitive and/or physical challenges or previous experience in a human service setting serving vulnerable populations would be considered an asset.
“We look for people who are caring, positive, and enthusiastic to fill these roles. They must also pass criminal background and vulnerable sector checks.”
Wages and benefits
The starting wage for permanent staff is $23.14 per hour and ranges up to $27.57 per hour. Casual staff start at $22.25 per hour plus vacation pay. Permanent staff receive benefits such as group insurance, pension, and paid time off.
Other perks for staff include casual dress code, union membership discounts and training, onsite gym access, and shorter work weeks for Residential Support Workers. “Community Connections staff should also feel proud of their work for enriching the lives of their clients by supporting them to reach their fullest potential.”
How to apply
Job postings are listed on the website. Candidates are asked to send a copy of their resumé. Those selected will receive a phone call and will be asked to come in for an interview with a Supervisor and an HR Representative.
“For those who are successful in the interview stage, we request to contact their employment references. Then hopefully it will lead to a job offer. Criminal background checks and a driver’s abstract will be requested after an offer is accepted.”