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Independent Living Assistant (I.L.A.)

The Friends

Independent Living Assistant (I.L.A.)

The Friends

Parry Sound, ON

$19–$22 an hour – Part-time, Casual, Permanent

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$19–$22 an hour

Job type





  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Job Description

Ready to discover a new passion? Interested in supporting your community? Looking to build your skills? Let The Friends show you how…

The Friends is recruiting Independent Living Assistants in the Parry Sound area. If you are looking for meaningful work to make a difference in the lives of others, 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 in need of support, The Friends can offer you a paid Personal Support Worker (P.S.W.) college certificate on a part time or full time basis.

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!

Independent Living Assistants 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 gain/maintain independence.

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 all levels of our dedicated team will contribute to your success.

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 such as PSW/DSW/SSW etc. 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

  • Remote interview process
  • 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: 10-24 per week

Salary: $19.00-$22.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Casual dress
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


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

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 (preferred)


  • drivers license (preferred)

Shift availability:

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

Expected start date: 2022-07-01

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Hiring 10+ candidates for this role

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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