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Job Posting - Interlake Region Direct Support Workers Needed

Posted: 5/26/2022


Become a Direct Support Provider


Department of Family Services is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in working within the areas of Stonewall, Teulon, Arborg, Gimli, Warren and Selkirk.  We offer a supportive work environment, flexible hours, a competitive hourly wage, specific training, and the chance to enrich the lives of Manitobans.


 What is A Direct Support Provider (DSP)?

A Direct Support Provider (DSP) supports children/families and adults within the Department of Families disABILITY programs.


Responsibilities of a DSP include:

Working as part of a team, DSP’s help ensure the health and safety of their clients and support the learning and development of children, families and individuals. They also help their clients make decisions that affect their lives.

Duties depend on the specific needs of the child/family or individual.  DSP’s may work in a participant’s home or elsewhere in the community. Their duties can include:

  • Create supportive relationships with participants and their support network.
  • Provide supervision, companionship and personal care for clients.
  • Promote the safety and well-being of clients.
  • Provide respite services for family and other caregivers.
  • Provide some personal care and supervision.
  • Implement clients’ behaviour support plans.
  • Promote inclusive opportunities in the community.
  • Promote independent living skills (ex: self-care, cooking, community access, budgeting).


DSP’s Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and respect for persons with disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Awareness and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Awareness of family dynamics and affects of trauma.
  • Flexibility with hours of work (ex: evenings/weekends).
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Experience working with challenging behaviours
  • Access to email


If you have these qualifications and would like to contribute to the quality of life for people in your community, contact:                                                Department of Families

Northern Region

Anna Valdron

101-446 Main Street

Selkirk, Manitoba

R1A 1V7

Ph: 204-785-5188