There are many ways to give back locally to the community while earning a living. One great option is to work with Community Ventures Society (CVS) as a Community Support Worker.
Community support workers help adults with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives by creating opportunities to include them in their local community.
But what is the average day in the life of a community support worker?
The answer is simple – there is no average day. What is certain is that you won’t be chained to your desk, hunched over a computer all day. Instead, you’ll be out and about in the community participating in a wide range of activities.
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CVS conducts a thorough analysis of each potential client’s strengths, skills and abilities, creating a unique activity schedule for each adult with disabilities.
As a Community Support Worker, you’ll be out in the community working directly with each adult. Many face tough challenges – your role is to help make their lives more enjoyable for themselves and their families.
Each person is different, with unique goals and aspirations.
Some desire to work in the community. Your day may include working at one of CVS’s social enterprises businesses, like DisDaBomb where adults will create fizzing and hand-painted bath bombs. Each adult learns valuable skills like running their own business.
Other entrepreneurial opportunities include dog walking and bin cleaning. Every activity is designed to help adults with developmental disabilities gain confidence and interact with the community, while also making money.
They may be more interested in recreation, education or leisure pursuits. Your role will be to participate in those activities with them, with the goal of furthering their inclusion in the community.
Becoming a Community Support Worker is a rewarding experience unlike any other. Community Ventures Society is currently accepting applications. We especially encourage those with prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities to consider applying.
If this role sounds of interest, please consider applying today.