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Why Work for a SARC Member?
Join thousands of professionals across the province who support people experiencing intellectual disabilities 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 and personal growth.
- Enjoy supporting people to set and reach goals that are important to them.
- Are reliable, open-minded, and flexible.
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 description.
|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 experiencing disability to prepare for, obtain or maintain employment. Employment is defined as an employer/employee relationship paid at minimum wage or better. Assists with pre-employment skills, career planning, job search, and transitioning to the workplace. Builds connections with employers with a view to identifying or developing potential job opportunities. Works with both the employer and employee to support the employment relationship (i.e., acting as a liaison or providing job coaching) until natural supports are established in the workplace.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Today!
If you are ready to work in a rewarding career that truly makes an impact in someone else’s life, 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, there is likely a SARC Member near you!