SARC


Join thousands of professionals across the province who support people experiencing disability to contribute to and enjoy the benefits of their community. Working for a SARC Member makes you part of a large network of people who are dedicated to community inclusion and service delivery excellence. Come be a part of something that provides truly meaningful work and makes a difference in people’s lives, including your own!

 

      
 
 

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Believe that all people should be respected for their uniqueness and contributions
  • Believe that everyone deserves opportunities for shared experiences, personal growth, and valued relationships
  • Demonstrate cooperation, teamwork, patience, compassion, and optimism
  • Enjoy supporting people to set and reach goals that are important to them
  • Are reliable, open minded and flexible
 

 

Why Work for a SARC Member?

  • Purposeful Work

    What you do matters! SARC Members support people experiencing disability in all aspects of their lives, and their professional staff tailors these services according to the unique needs (developmental, behavioural, health, social) and life goals of each person. Working with people experiencing disability brings new and exciting challenges and rewards on a daily basis. You get to be a part of celebrating everyday accomplishments and major milestones in the lives of the people you support.

    Check out the latest SARC Awards recipients for inspiration! 

    “Empowering people who have been historically marginalized to become active community members makes me proud to be part of the process.  Working as a Direct Support Worker has taught me the true meaning of determination, selflessness, and unconditional acceptance.”  - Sheri, Direct Support Worker, Cosmopolitan Industries.

  • Total Compensation and Rewards

    Funding increases for the disability services sector in recent years has improved SARC Members’ ability to offer competitive wages and benefits. A variety of shifts exist for flexible scheduling and a great work/life balance. You’ll find SARC Members value supportive and fun working environments where you can truly bring your passions to work – and that is priceless!

    “This job suits my home life well. I have a daughter with disabilities and this job permits me to be home with her when school is done. My employer is flexible when I need to be with her.” - Mel, Day Program Manager, NorthSask Special Needs

    “We get to go out and have fun all while doing our job. Every day I go home I get the rewarding feeling that I have made someone’s day better.” - Karin, Direct Support Worker, Wynyard C.A.R.R.E.S.

  • Professional Training and Development

    There are a variety of training opportunities, workshops, and conferences that may be available to you to support your career progression in the field of disability services. When you learn and grow in your career and network with your peers, you will quickly realize that you are a part of something great!

    Visit SARC Learning Central to learn more about training programs and events in the sector, including SARC's COMPASS Training Package, a collection of training programs available at no cost to SARC Members.

    “Working in a field that I love, with people that I admire and respect on both a professional and personal level makes me feel accomplished and extremely fortunate. I have worked my way up and feel privileged in gaining the respect and teamwork of my colleagues.”  - Crystal, Chief Executive Officer, Deer Park Villa

  • Career Paths and Advancement

    Starting a new career path can be exciting and challenging.  SARC Members have a number of career paths in service delivery, supervision, administration, and leadership.  The disability services sector is full of examples of career advancement and lateral movement to different areas of service delivery.

    “I love my career – no two days are ever the same!  I have worked at the same organization for over 28 years and the opportunities to gain experience in so many roles has been incredible.  Consider a career with a SARC Member, I highly recommend it!” - Sharlene, Executive Director, Cosmopolitan Industries

 

Job Summaries

The following are some of the types of positions that may be available at a SARC Member. Please note that these are job summaries and each organization has its own particular job descriptions.

  • Direct Support Professional

    Assists and supports people, according to their documented person-centred plans, to make and act on choices in their life with a focus on maximizing independence and quality of life. Supports could include personal care, accessing health and community services, accessing social/recreational/volunteer activities, and life skills development. Supports vary depending on each individual’s specific needs and goals and range from living independently and working in the community, to 24/7 support for those with complex behavioural and medical needs. Direct Support Professionals work in a variety of settings, including in a person’s home and the places where the person being supported chooses to spend their time – the workplace is the community!

  • Supported Employment Professional

    Supports people to find and maintain employment within the community. Assists people with career planning, job search, and pre-employment skills. Builds connections in the community with employers with a view to establishing job opportunities. Works with employers and their new employees to support the employment relationship (i.e., acting as a liaison, providing job shadow skills training on-site) until natural supports are established in the workplace.

  • Team Leader

    Oversees the support provided to people who receive services from the organization. Supervises, coaches and supports assigned Direct Support Professionals. Responsible for scheduling and time keeping for a particular group(s) of staff. Monitors to ensure that the goals and objectives of people being supported are being addressed, and assists Direct Support Professionals in their duties.

  • Program Coordinator

    Works with people and their support networks to develop, implement, and evaluate person-centred plans designed to maximize their independence and quality of life. Ensures person-centred plans address life goals as well as developmental, behavioural, health, and social needs. Facilitates discussion with community partners related to accessing resources and support strategies within the community as may be necessary. Provides training on service delivery to Direct Support Professionals and Team Leaders and acts as a resource, particularly in the area of positive behaviour supports. May have supervisory duties.

  • Office Administrator

    Performs administrative and clerical functions for the organization. Duties could include: reception, word processing, data entry, maintenance of filing systems, meeting scheduling, and inventory/supplies ordering. May perform certain accounting functions to prepare financial information (i.e. financial statements, budgets). May perform certain human resource functions (i.e. employee payroll and benefits).

  • Senior Manager

    Provides input into the organization’s strategic agenda and holds a leadership responsibility for a segment of the organization’s services or programs. This could include financial responsibilities, human resources, and service delivery responsibilities. This position may be second in command and may be used as part of the succession planning strategy for the Executive Director.

  • Executive Director

    Holds overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization’s operations, including service delivery, human resources, finances, facilities, public relations, and government/funder relations. Is accountable for the organization’s relationships with people supported by the organization and their networks, employees, suppliers, community partners, funders, etc. Is responsible for the successful leadership, management, and implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the organization according to Board direction.

Connect with a SARC Member!

We invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to be distributed to SARC Members in your area.

SARC Members are located in communities all across Saskatchewan.  From rural communities to larger cities, and everywhere in between, there is likely a SARC Member near you!  For more information and a listing of organizations, please click here.

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