Job Posting


Turning Leaf Community Services Inc.


Direct Support Worker

Number of Positions


Closing Date



Portage la Prairie, MB

Job Type(s)

Full Time / Part Time / Casual

Hourly Wage




  • Cover letter and updated resume
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Available anytime (days and evenings) 35 – 40 hours p/week (Full time)
  • Available anytime (days and evenings) 15 – 25 hours p/week (Part time)
  • Available anytime 15-less hour’s p/week (Casual)
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check (no older than 3 months)
  • Valid Class 5 divers license and reliable vehicle
  • Valid Standard First Aid / CPR Certification
  • Minimum one-year direct support experience working in a residential or community setting
  • Completion of a Post-Secondary Education in Human Services (Certificate, Diploma or Degree) is considered an asset
  • Three employment references


Turning Leaf Direct Support Workers must possess the capacity to be aware of and control one’s emotions. Moreover, Direct Support Workers must be able to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously, empathetically, and  professionally while executing their responsibilities and providing Turning Leaf’s person-centered supports. In addition, every Direct Support Worker must possess experience with and skills in:

  • De-escalating aggressive behavior
  • Working with adults who are living with an intellectual challenge, mental illness and who are in conflict with the law
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Aptitude towards managing crisis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Anticipated Start Date


Application Process

Additional Information

Health Benefits (Full-time employees); GRRSP Program (optional); Paid Wellness Time (Full-time employees); Bereavement and Compassionate Care Time; Awake Overnight Premium; Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP); Paid training (First Aid/CPR, NVCI, VPA, etc.); Regional Wage Premium; Mileage Reimbursement (for Winnipeg residents commuting to Portage La Prairie)