My name Jack and I am 25 years old. I am searching for a male or female between the age of 20 to 30 years old to share a two bedroom apartment and the cost of rent and utilities. My preferred location to live is in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, North York or Toronto near Yonge Street for easy access to the subway and bus.
My interests include film making, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, gaming, comic conventions, collecting, shopping and fitness. I create YouTube content and I am involved in video production for employment and volunteer purposes.
I spend a lot of time working on my computer and I like to engage in energetic and humorous discussions. I am seeking a person that is friendly, outgoing and talkative. However, I do need a private space to work on my computer and film projects. I would like to live with a person that identifies similarly with my disability or a person that doesn’t identify with having a disability.
I am close to my family and my room-mate would have to be open to me having company from family and friends, at times. I would also be welcoming of their company, as I really like being around other people but I also require my privacy to work.
If you are interested in meeting with me and some of my family about becoming my roommate please call Stephanie Walling at 905-955-2367 or email email@example.com. I am looking forward to meeting with you and talking more about us living together.
My name is Karen and I am a 30 year old woman with a disability. I am looking for a roommate who would want to share a two-bedroom apartment. I am very independent and have been living independently with roommates and a live-in mentor for three years. I am ready for the next stage of independent living. I already have a lot of skills: I know how to cook, clean, shop and manage my finances. If I’m not working as a supply Educational Assistant, I find things to fill my day, usually out of the house. I don’t need extra support on a regular basis, but if I do, I ask someone from my support circle.
I have found a two bedroom apartment at High Park and Bloor. It’s on the 8th floor west facing with spacious closets, closed in kitchen, key pad security, reasonable rent with heating included and hydro is extra. It’s close to the subway, in a friendly neighbourhood and close to shops and restaurants.
Some of my interests include anything to do with animals-I would love to have a cat of my own in the future. I also enjoy doing a lot of art and things with my hands. I also like to watch TV especially Hell’s Kitchen, The Voice and so You Think You Can Dance. I enjoy exploring Toronto and would love to do that with my roommate. Even though I enjoy spending time with others I also need to have time to myself, especially if I have had a stressful day.
I am looking for a roommate who is friendly, kind, honest, outgoing, respectful and accepting. I am hoping to find a non-smoker who wants to divide up household chores and who has good independent living skills. I am also open to living with someone who doesn’t identify as having a disability.
If you are interested in meeting with me and some of my support circle about becoming my roommate please email Margaret Harper (my mom) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zoe Kariunas at email@example.com
I am looking forward to meeting with you and talking more about us living together.
LIVE-IN CAREGIVER NEEDED
Family is seeking a respectful, caring and reliable person to live in as a member of the family and be a support and companion to their currently happy and welladjusted 50-year old daughter (A) who has an intellectual disability and mental health needs, thereby also providing assistance and respite to her parents.
(A) lives with her retiree parents in a single family house with a driveway, garage and garden in the Hillcrest Park area (Christie and Davenport).
She was born with a genetic disorder (22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome) which is responsible for several medical conditions including her intellectual disabilities and a severe mental illness which surfaced in her late teens and has required continuous psychiatric attention ever since. This illness is well controlled by medication and ECT. She is gentle, kind, friendly, outgoing and usually co-operative. She really enjoys the various day programs she attends. She likes writing, playing the piano, arts and crafts, board games, yoga, simple baking and cooking, furry animals, shopping, eating out, going to malls, visiting High Park and watching DVDs.
It is hoped that as well as being a friend and companion, the caregiver will bring fun, interest and variety into (A)'s life and help build her self-confidence and social and life skills.
DUTIES (initially under the direction of the parents)
* Help (A) to get ready for going to her programs (usually 7:30/8:00am-9:30am). This may involve personal care, hygiene guidance and some support with dressing. Preparation of a packed lunch if required. * Driving to and from programs and appointments and escorting on outings.
* Provide companionship and activities in the late afternoon/evening (3:30/4:00pm-7:30pm) * Explore new opportunities for programs and social involvement. * Become familiar with (A)'s medication routine and attend medical and other appointments with a view to being able to take over all of (A)'s care in an emergency (such as a parent's illness). * Monitor daily physical, emotional and health concerns and promptly report any changes to the parents. * Maintain accurate records of money spent on support and work within a given budget. * Other duties as they arise related to the wellbeing of both (A) and her family.
* Grocery shopping and make other household/individual purchases as required. * Driving support as needed. * Assisting with planning and preparation of family meals. * Light housekeeping and laundry as needed. * Work co-operatively with other supports coming into the house.
HOURS OF SUPPORT
Flexible (because of appointments and changes in program scheduling) Full Time/Week Two(2) days off/per week.
Typical Daily Schedule
Mornings: 7:30/8:00am-9:30am Day: -driving to and from programs as needed; assisting with household needs; opportunity for time off
Afternoon/Evenings: 2:30/4:00pm – 7:00/8:00pm (varies with driving needs)
* Female: non- smoker * Diploma with Development Service Worker or related field (Social Worker, Nursing, Community Support Worker, Personal Support Worker etc.) * Minimum 2 year experience in providing support to individuals with mental health challenges and experience with intellectual disabilities * Familiarity with medication administration *Respectful, patient, supportive, caring, cheerful, flexible and committed * Able to use good judgement and critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions in crisis or challenging situations. * Valid driver's License and Clean Driving Abstract (access to own vehicle with applicable insurance is preferred, but not essential) * Current certification in First Aid/CPR * Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (within last 6 months)
Anticipated Start Date: March 2018 Remuneration TBD: based on qualifications and experience
Applications accepted until February 1st, 2018 or until position is filled
Interested candidates kindly forward your queries and or your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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