Supported Independent Living (SIL) Facilitators provide one-to-one support to individuals with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities directly in his or her living space and the community. SIL sessions focus on providing assistance in identified areas of need, meeting the individual's self-determined goals and on enhancing his or her independent community living skill set. The SIL Facilitator provides naturally occurring learning opportunities in areas such as: memory, orientation, and time management meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation, money management, home management, community mobility, health and safety, leisure planning and managing social connections, and technology management.
SIL Facilitators are responsible for supporting the individual in a safe, educational, and positive manner. The G.R.O.W. SIL Facilitator must demonstrate a strong customer service ethic, self-directedness, a positive attitude, use of inclusive language and sensitivity to the strengths and needs of the individual.
Participant homes are located throughout Winnipeg in areas such as Tuxedo, Grant Park, Charleswood and North Kildonan. Access to a car is an asset.
G.R.O.W Program Director & G.R.O.W. SIL Coordinator
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To recognize individual choice.
- To recognize each individual’s strengths and areas for improvement.
- To encourage opportunities for each individual to be as independent as possible by providing assistance in the least restrictive, least intrusive manner, and with a focus on supporting broader learning around the process of decision-making and problem solving in the living space and community.
- To provide observational and hands on learning opportunities.
- To provide continuous feedback and positive coaching.
- To provide supports and services which are flexible and innovative, accommodating each individual’s changing needs and wishes throughout all stages of his or her life.
- To protect the dignity of adult learners.
- To exude confidence in dealing with situations as they arise.
- To support each individual to participate as fully as possible in his or her community.
- To encourage and support the involvement of family and friends.
- To ensure that all programming is professionally and ethically sound.
- To establish and maintain effective communication among individuals, families, the Service Provider, Manitoba and the community.
- To maintain accurate data, record keeping and communication.
- To maintain confidentiality.
Safety and Supervision
- Respond to problems and issues as they arise. Informs the G.R.O.W. Program if additional assistance is required.
- Identify remarkable or unusual behavior such as discomfort or anxiety and inform the G.R.O.W. Program and or family designate as indicated.
- Ensure participant’s personal needs are met.
Education & Training
- Completion of High School Diploma
- Recommended 2 years experience in a similar capacity working with populations with disabilities.
Skills and Attributes
- Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Able to collaboratively work with individuals to maintain and grow their independence.
- Able and willing to participate and contribute in a team environment.
- Able to independently manage time and workflow.
- Ability to effectively promote and market the G.R.O.W. Programs and services.
- Successful completion of an Adult/Vulnerable Person’s Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check.
- Current First Aid and CPR.
- Will complete G.R.O.W. Program Orientation.
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training is an asset.
- Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is an asset and is required for certain participants.