at Extend-A-Family (Anywhere)

Do you share our vision for inclusive community and believe in supporting the unique goals/desires/needs of others? A variety of opportunities are available throughout Waterloo Region. We will work to thoughtfully match you with a child or adult seeking support. 

Suitable candidates will be available evenings and weekends to provide support in the community and/or in the person's home. Access to a vehicle and valid license/insurance is required.  

 Job Description


  • Secondary school diploma OR some secondary school with related experience.
  • Minimum eighteen years of age.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be reliable and dependable, punctual and committed.
  • G2 License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrate threshold and core competencies outlined for DSP’s


  • This role is one of the primary functions of EAFWR. As a Direct Support Person you are the key front line support provider who engages one-on-one in establishing a positive nurturing relationship with the people we support. You are guided by compassion, care and responsibility. You readily display these attitudes and ideals in your relationship with the person being supported and in your representation of EAFWR as an organization wherever you are.

Hours and Pay: 

  • A single contract can be anywhere from 2 to 10 hours per week with an opportunity to take on multiple contracts and increase your hours. 
  • While there is flexibility to fit around your schedule, most of the opportunities currently available require evening and/or weekend work
  • Pay:  The pay rate is $15.19 (plus 6% vac pay).  Expenses such as care mileage are covered. 


 Extend-A-Family is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to employment.

  • How to Apply
    Submit Resume to:
    Job Developer:Patb
    Region of Waterloo,Employment Ontario Programs
    Fax: 519-883-2224
    Drop off at any Region of Waterloo Employment Resource Centre
    Please add , " Direct Support Person any contract ": to the subject line as we have multiple employers and jobs posted.  
    Thank you.

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