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Supportive Roommate - Edmonton

Job #EDM Category: Edmonton

Live-in opportunity to support a young man who has recently moved into Edmonton from his family home from a rural community. He is friendly, outgoing loves baseball, hockey, model trains and is highly motivated to learn to become as independent as possible but needs assistance in doing so.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • A belief in Inclusion. (Someone with a strong belief that all people deserve the opportunity to be included in community and enjoy a quality of life no different to that of others regardless of if they have a disability or not.)
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility whether in the work place or regarding their personal commitments
  • An ability to balance the need to support, mentor, coach and/or assist (adapt your role as needed)
  • A strong desire to support this young man to develop his independence
  • Comfortable assisting with some personal care (when/if needed) with respect and dignity
  • Support as needed in expanding and/or finding new interests and connecting with his community
  • Support in maintaining old friendships while encouraging new ones
  • Assist him in maintaining his home
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Willing to attend 1 – 2 meeting per month
  • Must have some cooking ability and willing to support the young man to maintain a balanced diet
  • Willing to assist in learning how to utilize public transportation (LRT/Bus routes)
  • A dependable vehicle, clean driving record and willing to drive when/if it may not be safe for to take public transportation


Things to consider:

  • Would be working directly with his family and Inclusion Alberta
  • Every second weekend off (or equivalent of 2 weekends off per month)
  • No pets or smoking in the home
  • Home is furnished (excluding 1 bedroom as well as full basement which can be used for storage or extra living space).
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a criminal background check (vulnerable citizens check)


Start date: ASAP

Wage: 1400.00 – 2500.00 (tax exempt) depending on times available to support

Rent: $850.00/month (utilities, TV, Wifi and land line included)

If you are interested in this opportunity please attach your resume as well as a cover letter, sharing a little about yourself and why you are interested in this position. Please send your resume and cover letter to Sonja.mj@outlook.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted