Direct Support Professional

Arcane Horizon is presently recruiting team players with excellent interpersonal skills, a mature positive attitude and the desire to support adults with developmental disabilities. The successful candidates will be positive role models, prepared to support individuals with all aspects of residential living. 

Duties and Responsibilities Include: 

  • Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in all aspects of their day-to-day lives 
  • Encouraging personal skill development in all areas of the individual's life by showing, teaching and providing opportunities for new experiences. 
  • Building a relationship with the individual, based on respect and trust. 
  • Supporting people in social situations and help to build positive relationships. 
  • Sharing and contributing ideas, knowledge and questions with colleagues. 
  • Administering medications when necessary. 
  • Reading and documenting in log books and communication books. 
  • Assisting around the home with various tasks and taking the individuals out in the community. 
  • Assisting with personal spending. 
  • Assisting with personal care when necessary. 

A valid driver's license supported by a clear driver's abstract is required. A current (within the last 3 months) clear Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check is required upon hire. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to speak, read & write English fluently. Experience supporting individuals with a disability is considered an asset.  Completion of a Community and Disability Support program would also be considered a strong asset.    

Applicants are encouraged to complete the form below, and include their resume and cover letter.  

Only those that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Direct Support Professional - Day Program

Arcane Horizon is currently seeking an experienced Direct Support Professional to support a gentleman in his day program.  Please see below for more information on this opportunity.  

Arcane Horizon is currently seeking a full time Residential Support Worker to join our day program team. This position is a Monday to Friday position, 9am to 5pm. Reporting to the Day Program Coordinator, the successful candidate’s key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting an individual with developmental disabilities in all aspects of his day-to-day life
  • Encouraging personal skill development in all areas of the individual's life by showing, teaching and providing opportunities for new experiences.
  • Building a relationship with the individual, based on respect and trust.
  • Supporting the individual in social situations and help to build positive relationships.
  • Sharing and contributing ideas, knowledge and questions with colleagues.
  • Administering medications when necessary.
  • Reading and documenting in log books and communication books.
  • Assisting around the home with various tasks and taking the individual to appointments and outings.
  • Assisting with personal spending.
  • Assisting with personal care when necessary.

Candidates must be team players who handle change well, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a mature positive attitude and the desire to support adults with developmental disabilities. The successful candidates will be positive role models, prepared to support individuals with all aspects of community & residential living.

A valid driver's license supported by a clear driver's abstract is required as well as a vehicle with a $2million third party liability.  A current (within the last 3 months) clear Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check is required upon hire. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to speak, read & write English fluently. Experience supporting individuals with a disability is required.

Thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on our agency, please visit our website at www.arcanehorizon.org

 

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Executive Director

Arcane Horizon Inc. is hiring a permanent, full-time Executive Director to promote and strengthen its community-based support services for adults living with an intellectual disability. 

Arcane Horizon Inc. is hiring a permanent, full-time Executive Director to promote and strengthen its community-based support services for adults living with an intellectual disability. 

Arcane Horizon Inc. is a non-profit organization whose services are entrenched in the Gentle Teaching philosophy.  Through the principles of Gentle Teaching, Arcane Horizon aims to provide consistent and individualized support that elevates the quality of life, respect, and dignity for each person it serves. 

Using proven leadership skills, the Executive Director will collaborate with the Arcane Horizon team to provide a high standard of service and value for all Arcane Horizon stakeholders.  The primary responsibilities include:

  • Leadership: Using available resources, actively participate in the development of and assume responsibility for the implementation of the overall strategic direction of Arcane Horizon in accordance with the vision, mission, and purpose as set by the Board of Directors.
  • Fiscal Management: Ensure appropriate fiscal management of the organization’s budget, provide applicable and timely reporting to the Board and funding bodies, and evaluate the risks to Arcane Horizon.
  • Community Engagement: Be an effective communicator and spokesperson to engage all stakeholders, establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, and government agencies as required.
  • Operations: Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations, establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment in accordance with all relevant legislation, and ensure that the operation of Arcane Horizon meets the expectations of its members, Board, and other stakeholders.
  • Human Resources Management: Guide the senior leadership team using the human resources policies, procedures, and practices that enhance the hiring, orientation, training, evaluations and/or performance reviews processes.  Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Board Relations: In conjunction with the Board President, prepare effective Board meetings by producing administrative and financial reports and proposing topics for discussion/review.
     

The successful candidate will be required to possess certain competencies including, but not limited to, the ability to develop relationships, to develop others, to advocate for others, to think strategically, and to communicate effectively.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five (5) years senior leadership experience, preferably in an agency that supports adults with an intellectual disability.
  • Degree or Diploma relating to Business, Social Services, or Community Services is preferred.  Significant range of experience will be considered in place of a Degree or Diploma.
  • Strong knowledge of the Vulnerable Person Living with a Mental Disability Act.
  • Valid Manitoba 5F driver’s license and use of a vehicle.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Person Sector check

Arcane Horizon offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and an employer-contributed pension plan. 

At Arcane Horizon, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work.

If you believe you have the skills and meet the qualifications for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, October 15, 2021, to boardchair@arcanehorizon.org.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

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HR and Training Coordinator

Arcane Horizon is currently seeking an HR and Training Coordinator to join our office team for a one year term.  Please read on for more details on this position.  

Arcane Horizon provides support services to individuals with a developmental disability.  Founded in 1995 to support two individuals, Arcane Horizon has grown to support over 65 individuals presently, with a variety of different support services.

Our Mission: Arcane Horizon provides community living supports that focus on quality of life, respect and dignity for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Our Vision: Adults with intellectual disabilities are included, accepted and valued in our communities.

Our Philosophy: Arcane Horizon has adopted the Gentle Teaching approach to providing consistent, individualized and quality support to the individuals we serve.

Arcane Horizon is currently seeking an HR and Training Coordinator (12 month term) to join our team.  Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the successful candidate’s key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Participating in recruitment and selection of internal and external job candidates, including pre-screening, interviewing and contacting job references
  • Conducting training and orientation of new and existing staff, as well as organizing training and certification for existing staff
  • Tracking and organizing staff development initiatives
  • Tracking employee certifications and documentation and following up when necessary
  • Maintaining WCB claims and facilitating employee return to work
  • Serving as practicum liaison with local colleges and universities
  • Being a resource/advisor to staff and management with concerns or issues
  • Maintaining and promoting employee engagement initiatives and health and wellness initiatives
  • Being an advocate for the individuals supported by the agency

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years experience working in residential support situations required
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources is required
  • Post-secondary education in Community Support/Supervisions or a related discipline considered an asset
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience in a supported living setting is an asset
  • Highly self-motivated and able to manage with a minimum of supervision
  • Positive, energetic and motivated with a demonstrated ability to motivate others
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills a must
  • Working knowledge of current Vulnerable Persons legislation an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

For more information about Arcane Horizon, please visit www.arcanehorizon.org  

We thank all that apply for this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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Recruitment and Hiring 

Once an application is submitted to Arcane Horizon, minimum employment criteria is assessed and applicants are reviewed for suitability. Applicants will only be contacted if they meet these requirements. 

  1. Pre-Screen Phone Call 
    If an application meets the minimum employment criteria, applicants can expect to receive a pre-screen phone call. The purpose of this call is to discuss the applicant’s suitability in greater detail

  2. Interview 
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews have been conducted remotely through Microsoft Teams.  Interviews typically last between 30-60 minutes.  

  3. References 
    After the interview is completed, an applicant may be asked to provide references. Three references must be provided with valid contact information.  Arcane Horizon requires that at least one reference is a supervisor that oversaw the applicant.  

  4. Hiring 
    The final decision for hiring Direct Support Professionals is the responsibility of the Human Resources team.  A member of our HR team will contact successful candidates to discuss the position and the next steps in the onboarding process.

  5. Orientation 
    Upon hire, the successful Direct Support Professional will be scheduled to attend an orientation on Microsoft Teams.  The orientation takes approximately four hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Arrangements will also be made for the new addition to our team to come in to the office to complete the necessary paperwork. This takes 30-45 minutes in total.  

    Upon completion of office orientation, the DSP can expect to hear from the Coordinator of their respective home within two business days to organize the remainder of the orientation. This will include up to 40 hours of training, shadowing and direct support work hours in the home. 

  6. Welcome to Arcane Horizon! 
    The first three months of employment at Arcane Horizon, leading up to the employee's first performance evaluation, provides numerous learning opportunities for the new employee.  During this time, employees receive training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, First Aid/CPR, Vulnerable Person's Act and of course everything associated with working successfully in the home or department.  Other training opportunities may also present themselves depending on the needs of the home.  Performance evaluations are conducted annually thereafter. 

Why join the Arcane Horizon Community? 

At Arcane Horizon we are always striving to make this a great place to work. Our senior management team is very involved with provincial initiatives to increase the wages throughout the sector and professionalize the field. We want you to choose Arcane Horizon as your career! We aim to be flexible with schedules as we understand life is busy!  Among the various perks of employment, we offer: 

  • Competitive wages 
  • Retention bonus 
  • Referral bonus 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Health and dental benefits (full time) 
  • Excellent pension plan with employer contributions 
  • Supportive and positive work environments 
  • Service awards and recognition 
  • Flexible work schedules 
  • Extensive training and development opportunities 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • The satisfaction of knowing they've made a difference in somebody's life 

See you soon?

As with most employers, it's important during the application and interview process to put your best foot forward so that we know how great you can be in your role with our agency.  Don't let a bad day or a poorly executed resume prevent you from getting that job that you want.  See below for a few tips on resumes and interviews.

Resumes

  • Show us your attention to detail before we even get to know you by including it in your resume.  Try to avoid spelling and grammar errors.  
  • Provide accurate information, including dates of past employment.
  • Tailor cover letters and/or resume objectives to the organization with which you're trying to get employment.  
  • If you're new to this field of work, try to show why you're interested in this field (this can be done through an explanation in a cover letter and/or tailoring your resume to show your commitment to this field).
  • The resume is one of the most important documents you'll ever write and is worth the effort.

Interviews

  • With the prescreen initial phone call, be pleasant and polite.  Our field of work is working with people and we need good people with good attitudes.
  • Be honest about availability and other prescreen questions.  Drastic changes in availability can affect a person's employment early on.
  • Please call or email us if you can't make it to your interview or if you find other employment.  A candidate that no-shows takes unnecessary time out of our busy schedules.    
  • Be punctual for your interview.  Early is ideal and can provide a bit of a buffer with any unexpected issues that may slow you down (in person interviews - traffic and trains; remote interviews - technical difficulties).
  • Again, we're looking for people who are friendly with good attitudes.  Show us this in your interview.  
  • Eliminate distractions.  Turn your cell phone off and put it away.  If you must have it out (potential emergency), then explain that to the interviewer early on.  For remote interviews, find a quiet place to be a part of the interview.  Interviews can be nerve-wracking enough without having things distracting you from the questions being asked.
  • Try to answer questions as accurately and concisely as possible.  If you're asked for an example of something that happened in your previous work experience, try to come up with a specific example.  

We are always on the lookout for great staff to join our growing agency!  

Contact

1644 Dublin Avenue
E-mail: employment@arcanehorizon.org
Office: 204-897-5482
Fax:  204-831-0094
 

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