Direct Support Staff

at Choose Life Ministry (view profile)
Location Gainsborough, Canada
Date Posted May 14, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Direct Support Staff - Job Description


Choose Life Ministry is a small, biblically-based, community living program for women aged 18+ who are seeking freedom from life-controlling issues; located in a rural setting in Southeastern Saskatchewan. At Choose Life Ministry, everything we do revolves around our faith in God and the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We expect the highest level of integrity in our staff operating in the values of love, trust, excellence, accountability and freedom.


  • Willingness and ability to work in a manner that aligns with the mission, vision, and core values of Choose Life Ministry.
  • Promote an environment and program that is supportive.
  • Have a working knowledge of the application and implementation of program procedures and standards as outlined in the Resident Handbook.
  • Supervise residents daily ensuring their safety and progress.
  • Support residents’ spiritual and physical needs in ministry and activity programming where necessary, such as daily devotions, evening teaching, work projects, fitness, etc.
  • Involvement in the planning and implementation of the program schedule in conjunction with staff.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and social dynamics of working with residents coping with addictions and other life-altering challenges.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and harmonious environment for residents and other staff.
  • Effectively communicate with residents and staff to ensure coordinated and consistent approaches to residents are applied.
  • Assist in resolving any conflicts that may occur during shift.
  • Endeavour to develop strong positive rapport with both staff and residents.
  • Responsible for assisting with any type of resident and facility emergencies that may arise during the shift.
  • Ability to mentor, motivate and inspire.
  • Ability to be flexible as plans change, exceling at multitasking and problem solving.



  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Carry a cell phone and keys at all times.
    • Report daily and weekly on resident progress.
    • Administer and record medication to residents in accordance with established policies.
    • Responsible for transportation of residents to and from specific destinations including, but not limited to; programming sites, doctor’s appointments, planned activities, church, and other destinations as required.
    • Ensure the accuracy of all daily logs, incident reports, and other pertinent documentation as necessary.
    • Ensure residents practice proper hygiene and assigned chores are done.
    • Other related duties as the arise.


  • Demonstrates a strong Christian faith.
  • Basic Biblical knowledge.
  • Ability to lead effectively in a demanding, client-oriented, ministry
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, effectively relaying information both verbally and in writing, with management, peers, and residents.
  • Works well with others; strong collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to be self-motivated and take initiative.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, days and weekends as needed.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team spirit and attitude.
  • A role model who demonstrates mature, responsible behavior.
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly transmit and receive information by text, email, phone and in person.
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments, sitting and standing for long periods of time.
  • First Aid certificate, and ASIST  preferred but not required.
  • As per a ministry program component, completion of the Freedom Session discipleship course.


  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s license.
  • Minimal grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful applicant must provide proof of qualifications.