The duties of this position involve living with this young man in his home and helping him with all aspects of being in his own place. These duties include helping him with grocery shopping and preparing meals, helping him with keeping the house clean and in order, helping him organize and take his medication (naturopathic treatment), taking him out for activities that a 21-year-old would enjoy, being available for him if something comes up, supporting him to make his own decisions, learn, and grow, and communicating and collaborating with his family and the agency who is organizing the support. Within the house, there is another man who lives in the basement suite. He will require occasional check-ins and support from the roommates, He will also need to be able to contact them in an emergency.
The roommates we are looking for are committed to building relationships and are capable of helping another person to make their own decisions and act as a peer, guide, and mentor to that person. They are collaborative and communicative, and able to promote learning and growth in others. They are fun, physically fit, friendly, and patient, and like being around other people. They are able to see people for who they are, not what they want them to be. Candidates should also be flexible and willing to work with minor changes, as this is the first time this young man will be living outside of the family home and some changes to the model of support may be necessary in consideration of this. Having a driver's license and vehicle for work is an asset.
The compensation for each supporting roommate is a $1500 dollar a month salary (for each roommate), free rent and utilities (tv and Wi-Fi included), and a $100 per month grocery allowance.
Please inquire if you’d like more information. The start date is flexible and there will be time to get to know the person before moving in. Please share this job with anyone you think would be a great candidate.