Seeking personal assistance for disabled worker (Ottawa)
compensation: $19/hr employment type: part-time
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I am a young disabled person who lives in South East Ottawa looking for some compatible individuals to support me in my home. I am a Black Queer artist, who needs assistance with video taking, choreography who also values honesty, clear communication and working with people who have a good understanding of anti-oppressive community support work. Ideal candidates for this job would be folks who have an awareness of the intersection of race, queer/trans identity and disability. I face a lot of oppression in my life and it is important to me that this not be present within my home. Ideally, candidates would have experience with community work, or other types of caring work and they do not need to have a PSW background. Most of the kinds of physical support that I need do not require specialized training,
I’m looking for folks who can help me with the following tasks: Keeping my apartment clean and tidy, assisting me with organizing the apartment, meal prep, cooking, support with bathing and dressing, maintaining my 4C hair and assisting me with some of my work There will also be some outings in the community. Most of this work will occur during short shifts throughout the week. Generally this work will be split between 2 or more individuals, so people can expect between 5-10 hours a week from this position. The position may be as much as 15 hours bi-weekly, if someone was able to meet all my care needs.
I work best with people who are able to be clear communicators, who have some experience in crisis de-escalation techniques, and people who can maintain strong clear boundaries. I appreciate people who are friendly and charismatic and understand that this kind of personal care is vulnerable, and can treat it like the ongoing adventure that it is. Perfect for students looking for a summer job.
If you are interested in applying for this position please forward a resume and cover letter as a response to this ad. Received applications will be screened by an assistant before they are forwarded to me.
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