Summer Student (Peer Job Coach)

Website Community Living Huntsville

Contract Length:  May 13, 2024 to August 30, 2024

Rate of Pay:  $18.00 per hour

Hours:  35 hours per week

Are you a creative and caring person who wants to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and your community? This is your opportunity to assist youth with developmental disabilities to volunteer, find work and participate within our community.

Our passionate team is dedicated to advancing inclusion for people who live with developmental disabilities in North Muskoka. As a Peer Job Coach you will work with youth with developmental disabilities to help them to build work skills to secure and retain future employment.

And while you are making a difference in people’s lives, we will work hard to make a difference in yours with competitive pay and a positive and collaborative team environment.

Your Role

  • As part of a team with experienced staff, you will source summer jobs with local businesses.
  • Work with youth to build skills prior to starting their employment.
  • Attend work with youth with developmental disabilities by acting as a peer role model for effective work habits, communication and problem solving, while providing on the job training.
  • Facilitate or assist with workplace adjustments/job aides, if necessary
  • Communicate directly with employers
  • Redirect behaviour, provide coaching and feedback and clarify expectations
  • Problem-solve with employers and supported individuals
  • Customer service
  • Work with a team or supervisor to resolve complex situations

Our Offer

We want our team members to feel supported and thrive in our organization. We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Training from our Supported Employment Team, which focuses on supporting adults to secure and retain employment as well as our Family Support Team, which focuses on supporting youth to prepare for the future
  • Online training, one on one training, and the opportunity to shadow experienced staff, and be shadowed to improve your skills
  • Supervisors and mentors are available to act as a resource to problem solve and for continued skill development
  • Rewarding work in a positive and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for future permanent work, depending on qualifications

Your Qualifications

  • Knowledge about and commitment to disability rights, the principles of inclusion, and the Community Living Movement
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Huntsville community, resources and opportunities
  • Flexibility around hours of work
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Tolerance of, and ability to handle, a heavy workload and competing demands
  • Ability to use and learn new technology (computers, software programs, phones, printer/scanners, alarm/security systems, etc.)
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, or willingness to obtain
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driver’s abstract and reliable transportation are preferred
  • Ability to obtain a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Free of communicable diseases
  • Ability, availability, and commitment to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be returning to school in September 2024.

Apply today to join us as a Summer Student (Peer Job Coach) so you can use your skills, make an impact, and spark social change!

Community Living Huntsville is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. Applications are strongly encouraged from people with disabilities, racialized people, Indigenous people, and people from the LGBTQ2+ community. If you need any form of accommodation in the application process, or require this job posting in another format, please contact Sharon at or 705-783-1816.

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