Department: Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region (DSOTR)
Location: Toronto South
Status: Full-time, Contract (15 months)
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Salary: $31.1444 – $39.4707/hr
Date Posted: December 16, 2021
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families, and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 11 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in north-western Ontario.
The Developmental Services Ontario – Toronto Region (DSO-TR) is seeking Service Navigators. The DSO-TR is the access to services and supports for families in the Toronto Region. It is one of the 9 regions of DSO whose supports are based upon the legislated principles of citizenship, fairness and equity, accessibility and portability, safety and security, accountability, and sustainability. The DSO will identify those eligible for Developmental Services and supports. It will help to assess a person’s level of need by utilizing standardized measures and will assist families and individuals in understanding the Developmental Service’s system in Toronto and what is available for those individuals. This position reports to the Supervisor, Service Navigators.
- Complete intake for the DSO-TR, and complete eligibility and consent requirements.
- Collaborate with community partners and housing sector agencies to increase awareness of developmental disabilities in the community.
- Link clients to urgent or crisis response as require.
- Community outreach to schools and community partners.
- Information provision and Education to clients and families including phone, website and other face to face meetings as appropriate.
- Matching individuals to available Ministry funded services.
- Refer clients to appropriate services and supports.
- Identify issues, triage requests, and provide consultations and support to individuals waiting for funded services and their families.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Completed formal education of an undergraduate degree.
- 5 years’ work experience in the field of developmental services with experience in either intake or service navigation.
- Experience and knowledge on the housing sector is an asset.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office 365.
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening and proof of vaccination for Covid-19.
- Fluency in French is an asset.
How to Apply
- To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values.
- Save your resume and cover letter in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith).
- Send your resume and cover letter to People Services, email@example.com, quoting file 21189 in the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. Successful candidates who receive a conditional offer of hire will be eligible for accommodation in employment up to the point of undue hardship for bona fide human rights related restrictions and limitations. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.