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Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)


Reference ID: #PWKR18-24

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Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Community and Social Services

The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is a leading employer in BC’s social services sector. With over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths, and adults in Vancouver and Richmond, we offer superior programs and services to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential.

LOCATION: Vancouver
START DATE: Starting April 23rd 2018, ending September 1st, 2018
TERM/STATUS: Temporary Full Time
SCHEDULE/HRS: Tue-Sat: 13:30-21:00 // 37.5 hours per week


This position involves recreational programming, instruction, and assisting with activities of daily living.  It involves representing the Association by participating in community events. This position is subject to funding by Canada summer jobs. Position is conditional based on approval of application request by Service Canada.


Education & Experience:

  • Experience in assisting individuals in all aspects of daily living (total personal care, feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with challenging behaviours.
  • Knowledge of and ability to deal effectively with behaviours associated with mental health, an asset.
  • Post-secondary education or training in a related field and must be presently attending full time with the intention of returning to school in September.
  • Must be between ages of 19-30 at intake time, legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Minimum one year direct experience with people with developmental disabilities.
  • Training in behaviour management techniques.

Standard requirements of the Program Worker include:

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Valid First Aid/CPR
  • Demonstrated competency in English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Must be Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee

*This position requires Union membership.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please follow the link:

For more information, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Posted: March 19, 2018
Closes:May 18, 2018