Opportunities in Shared Living
If you have an interest in sharing your home and life with a person with a disability, CVS provides opportunities for caregivers to do this through our Shared Living program. Becoming a Shared Living Caregiver is a rewarding experience and it enables the individual with the disability to thrive in a home-based environment and offers new experiences for them. For the caregiver, it helps you to make a difference to that individual but also enhances your own day-to-day life.
Shared Living offers an alternative to staffed homes by providing an individual with the opportunity to share their life and build relationships with a family, or a person who has expressed an interest in sharing their home.
Matches with families are based on the preferences expressed by an individual. Shared living families provide a good home environment and specialized support to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of the person who is sharing your home. They also ensure that the person living with them has opportunities to be part of the family and share in activities in the home and in the community. A Shared Living provider ensures there are opportunities for personal growth, and follows up on physiotherapy and behavioural support strategies if required.
To apply to be a Shared Living Caregiver, please check out the information about the position below –
As a Shared Living Caregiver, you will be opening your home to an individual who needs specialized supports. You will provide them with a comfortable home environment, as well as supporting them to meeting their physical, emotional, and social needs, ensuring that the person living with you has opportunities to be a part of your family and share in activities in the home and the surrounding community. You also have some experience supporting adults who have disabilities.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, please submit your resume and cover letter with a brief description of yourself, your family, and your home.
- Current First Aid (or willingness to obtain)
- Valid driver’s license
- Clear Criminal Record
Please note that this is a contract position. To apply for this position, please complete the information below to begin the process.