Join our Team – Employment Opportunities

At DASC, we look for staff who are passionate about what they do, people who believe in supporting and enriching the lives of those we serve. People who believe in social inclusion. People who enjoy being part of a team, and making a difference in the lives of those they support. Interested in learning more? 
Please see our available opportunities!
We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Direct Support Professional – Casual Opportunities

Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) has been serving the Dartmouth community for more than 50 years. DASC is a non-profit vocational day program and business centre supporting adults with an intellectual disability; dual diagnosis and/or fragile health and complex needs. We provide a variety of programs to suit each individual, including Vocational, Prevocational, Active Lifestyles, Recreation and Leisure Clubs, Community Employment, Youth, and Individual Support programs. We support the social, community, and economic inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Our Mission

Being, Belonging, Becoming

Through person-directed services and support we ensure that clients are comfortable, confident and empowered.

We create opportunities for clients to interact with others, build supportive relationships, and play a full part in their community.

We provide opportunities for clients to participate in rewarding work and learning and in so help them to achieve their personal goals, hopes and aspirations.

Who we are looking for

DASC is currently looking for Direct Support Professionals on a casual basis! Are you an energetic, enthusiastic individual who enjoys new challenges? Do you have a passion for working with people and helping others? If so – this may be the opportunity for you!

Under the direction of the Program Supervisor(s), Direct Support Professionals function as part of a program team providing for the care and development of DASC clients in accordance with DASC’s Principles and Philosophies, Policies and Procedures, Rules of Work, and established guidelines. Excellent communication, time management, the ability to multi-task and organizational skills are essential due to the nature of our client, program and production needs. A positive attitude and ability to get along well with others is a must!

Our Ideal Candidate

As our ideal candidate, we are looking for:

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Relevant University Degree/NSCC Residential-Vocational Program
  • Experience working with individuals with an intellectual disability
  • Seven Provincial Core Competencies
  • Experience with Individual Program Planning and Behaviour Management an asset
  • Current and Valid Criminal Record Check; Vulnerable Persons Check; proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

Essential Skills

  • Ability to relate positively with individuals who have an intellectual disability
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a positive team focused environment
  • Ability to perform the physical responsibilities of the job

If interested in a casual position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources (hr@dasc-ns.ca) quoting Direct Support Professional – Casual in the subject line.

Dartmouth Adult Services Centre is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and members of Visible Minorities.

DASC is also committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in relation to this employment opportunity, please advise the Human Resource Manager of any accommodations you require to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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