Building Inclusive Communities

A place where everyone feels valued, connected, included and empowered.

The Community Support Centre-NW (previously known as the Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre) recently celebrated thirty years as an incorporated service provider. We are a multi-service organization providing a variety of programs to children, youth, adults and families. Please refer to our Programs and Services page for detailed information.

OUR MISSION
Providing quality, innovative, client-centred programs and services to enrich the lives of the individuals we support.

OUR VISION
A place where everyone feels valued, connected, included and empowered.

SERVICE PRINCIPLES
Respect:  We believe that every individual has the right to their own values, beliefs and individual choices.
Inclusion: We believe that every individual should be accepted and treated equally as a valued member of the community and are entitled to participate fully and enjoy the same quality of life as all community members.
Collaboration: We believe in the importance of working collaboratively with our service partners to achieve the best outcomes for the people we support.
Accountability: We believe in being fiscally responsible and demonstrating transparency and ethical decision-making.
Innovation: We believe in developing an organizational culture that supports opportunities for learning, growth and development and values the contributions of the individuals we support, their families, the staff and the broader community.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kim Douglas - Board Chair
Carlynne Bell - Vice-Chair
Shannon Wogenstahl - Treasurer
Heather Corner - Secretary
Ronald Gillis - Member

We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. For further information please call 807-223-5995.

Christmas Cheer 2021
CHRISTMAS CHEER 2021 - NEWS UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Christmas Cheer Program continues to face many challenges including capacity limits, vaccination requirements,
physical distancing, masking, screening and other public health measures. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to again modify the
delivery of the Christmas Cheer program this year as a preventative measure toward keeping our volunteers, employees and program recipients safe and healthy.

Program changes include:
  • Cancellation of Adopt-A-Family sponsored hampers
  • We will not be accepting toy and food donations
  • Christmas Cheer recipient applications will be accepted only by mail, fax, e-mail or outdoor drop box at the Community Support Centre-NW
  • Only monetary donations will be accepted
  • Gift cards will replace food hampers
  • Gift cards will replace toys/gifts for children.
We know the pandemic has created increased financial challenges for many individuals and families and we therefore anticipate an even greater need this holiday season.

On behalf of the Christmas Cheer program, we thank you for your understanding and support.



Community Participation and Supports

Connecting adults with a developmental disability to their community.

Specialized Respite

A fee-for-service program for children and youth.

Supervised Access Program

The Supervised Access Program helps children and their families through difficult periods following a separation or divorce.

Passport Program

Passport is a funding program to help adults with a developmental disability live more independently.

Christmas Cheer Program

Christmas Cheer is a holiday toy and food distribution program for Dryden and surrounding area.

Community Connector - Casual Positions
We are hiring! The Community Connector position provides support to adults living with a developmental disability as well as at-risk children and youth. Services include community participation, respite, recreational involvement, socialization opportunities and activities of daily living.

Hours of Work: Days, Evenings, Weekends

Responsibilities:
  • Provides support as needed for the integration of clients into community and recreational activities
  • Assists clients to participate in activities of their choice
  • Carries out all aspects of the client’s Service Plan as appropriate
  • Must be attentive to the client’s needs
  • Ensures timely and accurate file documentation
  • Exercises discretion and respects the rights of clients
  • Interacts effectively with clients regardless of intellectual, mobility, medical or behavioural challenges
  • Flexibility is required to meet operational needs.
Requirements:
  • First Aid and CPR or willingness to obtain
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for the purpose of transporting clients
  • Clear criminal records check including vulnerable sector check
  • Diploma in human services (DSW, SSW) or experience within a related field preferred, but not necessary as training will be provided.
Salary: $17.55 – $19.57 per hour

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to: Hiring Committee email: hr.csc@drytel.net

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Community Support Centre-NW is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage all persons to apply. If you require accommodations at any time during the hiring process, please contact us. We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Supervised Access Workers - Kenora and Dryden Sites - Casual Positions

The Supervised Access Worker works with the Supervised Access Program to maintain a safe and non-threatening, child-focused, neutral environment for non-custodial parents or other family members to visit with or exchange their children.

Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and monitor all interactions between children and non-custodial parties
  • Provide a safe and comfortable environement for children and visiting parties
  • Maintain factual observation records of visits and exchanges as set out by the agency's policies and procedures, and in accordance with the standards of the Ministry of the Attorney General
Expectations:
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers
  • Exercise discretion and respect the rights of clients
  • Ability to interact effectively and develop professional relationships with clients
  • Flexibility is required to meet operational needs. Hours of work include evenings and weekends.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in human services or experience within a related field preferred. Training will be provided.
Salary:  $17.55 - $19.75 as per Collective Agreement

Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: Open until filled

Submit cover letter and resume to:   Hiring Committee      email:  hr.csc@drytel.net

The Community Support Centre-Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact us if you require accommodations in regards to the recruitment and selection process.