Support Roomate

Looking for a support roommate to support a young man in his 20’s.
A support roommate is someone who lives with an individual with an intellectual disability in the individual’s apartment and provides support on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide companionship
  • Build trust relationship
  • Share in everyday living
  • Meal preparation
  • Create positive environment to make good decisions
  • Provide structure
  • Assistance for personal grooming
  • Oversee individual’s day-to-day schedule and transportation
  • Go on outings, movies, etc.
  • Understanding of confidentiality

Position Details:

  • Apartment is located on a bus route close to campus, near Great Canadian Bagel
  • Support roommate is considered on-call from Sunday at 3 p.m until Friday at 3 p.m. Individual goes to work Monday-Friday from
    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The support roommate is expected to be back at the apartment by 3 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.
  • Support roommate is not required to pay rent.
  • Support roommate will receive a stipend of $1,800.00 a month.
  • Support roommate is responsible for any costs regarding a personal phone.

Interested applicants can respond with their resume and a brief description explaining their interest , and how they are personally suitable for the position.

If interested or for further information please contact Tabatha Bois

New Brunswick Association for Community Living (506) 453-8627 or socialinclusionsocialeFred@nbacl.nb.ca

Please note: All positions are Private Hire indicating that the support worker is self-employed and not an employee of NBACL.

***Please note that in sending your resume you agree to have your name and personal information included and stored in a NBACL database of potential respite workers. You will be able to request to have your name and personal information removed at any time.

You may be contacted for an interview when individuals (supported though an NBACL program) identify a need for an respite worker. Decisions about the hiring of respite workers rest with the individual requiring support and/or their family. If you are selected, you will not be an employee of NBACL or the Department of Social Development. In your role of respite worker you will be considered self-employed and will be responsible for making any remittances (e.g., income tax, CPP premiums) required by law. ***

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