Inspiring possibilities. 

It is what we do, here. Every day.

We are committed to the advancement of a community in which all people are recognized as full citizens; achieve personal dignity; enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of independence and are supported to reach their full potential. - CLA Mission Statement

Currently seeking Support Professionals.....

Do you want to be part of a great team and utilize the training, experience or skills you have to help people live fuller, meaningful lives within our community?

Are you waiting for that opportunity to make a difference?

If so, we need people who value and are resilient at:

  • Empowering people to take their rightful place in the communities in which they live;
  • Seeing peoples abilities and challenges, accepting them unconditionally for who they are and working with each person by focusing on their strengths to help them carve out the lives they want to live;
  • Supporting people in their efforts to develop valued and diverse relationships with others in the community;
  • Assisting people to make the decisions and choices that affect their lives;
  • Coaching people to identify and discover their interests and preferences, and to connect these interests and preferences to community opportunities;
  • Supporting people reaching their potential.

Our organization is trying to do just that.  As a part of our team you can enjoy the benefits of making a positive impact of supporting people to achieve their greatest potential, enrich their quality of life, achieve personal dignity and enable people to experience the possibilities within their community.

If you are passionate about making a difference, we are excited to hear how you can help change people’s lives.  Together we can make positive changes in the lives of people to reach their full potential by exploring new experiences, build relationships and create connections to community.  This is a career that will provide you professional growth and development opportunities. 

Rate of Pay:  $23.59

Applications due: July 23

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Why join our team?

Experience what its like to make a difference in the lives of people supported, everyday. Celebrate milestones, large and small. Work through challenges. And enrich your own life in the process. At CLA, you are part of a team who also takes your own best interests to heart:

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Career advancement
  • The opportunity to experience and apply person-centred strategies that are leading-edge in the Development Services field. 
  • We embrace the learning and teaching provided by industry ‘greats’ including: Bruce Anderson, Al Condeluci, David Pitonyak, Helen Sanderson and Associates and David Chalmers. (If you are not familiar with these individuals, we encourage you to read more about them in our “What We Do” tab.)  

At CLA, we offer employment in the following areas: Direct Support Professionals, Management, Human Resources, Change Facilitators, Finance, Communications and Information Systems and Technology. 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please refer to our Accessibility tab for additional information.

Meet our staff…

Anita is just one of more than 250 people who have made CLA their career choice. What are you waiting for?

CLA offers benefits above and beyond for Anita 
There are jobs that can check most of the boxes and then there is working at Community Living Algoma (CLA). For Anita L., CLA is where she started her work experience on a job placement, left for two years, and then returned for 31 more years … and counting! 
“Working here (at CLA) gives back to me in so many ways, the benefits go above and beyond a job description,” says Anita. “Benefits like friendships, feeling appreciated, the relationships you develop with coworkers and people supported and their families, and just being an active part of the community.”  
Anita has worked for CLA in a variety of positions: workshop instructor, residential counsellor, senior residential counsellor, residential manager, day program instructor then day program supervisor and, now, as a Community Support Worker.  

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