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Community Support Independent Living Assistant

The Friends

Community Support Independent Living Assistant

The Friends

Parry Sound, ON

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Job details

Salary: $22–$25 an hour

Job type:  Part-time, Casual, Permanent

Job Description

In addition to competitive base pay, free Personal Support Worker (P.S.W.) certification, competitive shift premiums/travel compensation and a flexible schedule, we hope you may be enticed to discover a new passion. Interested in making a difference?
Supporting your community? New to the area? Looking to build your skills? Got a bit of spare time? Let The Friends show you how…

The Friends is recruiting Independent Living Assistants (I.L.A.) in the Parry Sound area. If you are looking for meaningful work to make a difference in the lives of others, give us a call. We provide comprehensive training, support and an inclusive team environment. Once you discover your passion to work with, and help seniors and those with physical disabilities you may be interested in furthering education to become Personal Support Worker (P.S.W.) at no cost to yourself. Give us a call and find out how.

Perhaps you have cared for a family member, or have always wanted to work in the health care field; perhaps COVID-19 has disrupted your life path or, alternatively perhaps early retirement has had an isolating effect. If you think you have something to share with your community, this is the job for you!

I.L.A.’s provide service to individuals with physical disabilities and/or seniors by supporting them with personal care, activities of daily living and encouraging/facilitating client ability to live independently.

The Friends provide community support through a variety of programs. As an I.L.A. you will have a flexible work schedule with a diverse group of clients allowing you to develop a broad range of skills in your career development. You choose the setting in which you work with the option to cross train in other programs. Whether you work on-site in our housing program or visit individual client homes in the community, educational opportunities and a comprehensive on the job training program with our dedicated team will contribute to your success. Give it a try!

Quality of life is our purpose! The Friends take great pride in the positive and enthusiastic team approach to the delivery of services by our well seasoned staff team guided by the core values of the agency:

Dignity – Teamwork – Innovation – Empowerment


  • interest/experience supporting seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in their own home with health care needs
  • background/training in health related field is an asset but not necessary
  • understanding of and commitment to independent living and client right to direct their own care
  • excellent physical strength and stamina
  • ability to work with direction and independently
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • sound judgement and discretion in confidential matters
  • reliable vehicle

COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

All staff and clients are required to wear masks and abide by Public Health guidelines. Protective equipment is provided.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Casual
Part-time hours: 10-37 per week

Salary: $22.00-$25.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All Public Health measures are taken in the workplace and personal protective equipment provided.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Parry Sound, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • driver’s liscence (preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (preferred)
  • Night Shift (preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (preferred)

Work Location: One location

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS • The job description presented in this posting is solely that of the employer. The YMCA Employment Service is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of this information and does not accept any liability for the conduct and/or practices of employer.

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