"Nothing about me, without me" ~ Myles Himmelreich 


Excited about supporting your community? Want to be involved in supporting adults with FASD? Come and work with us here at Options for Independence Society!


Benefits include significant training opportunities, dental, health and disability insurance

Options for Independence Society provides Supportive Housing for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Reporting to the supervisor and Executive Director, we are seeking a caring and enthusiastic Home Support Worker who will be responsible for a wide variety of residential support services along with some general administrative duties.

Your experience in providing sound, consistent and caring support to adults with developmental disabilities coupled with your administrative skills will enable you to flourish in this role.


  • Education is social services or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR within 3 months of hire
  • Attestation of Covid-19 vaccine

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan daily programming to participate in with the residents
  • Accompany residents to appointments, job, volunteer or recreational outings
  • Collaborate with other support workers to exchange advise and best practices
  • Complete logging, incident reports and other documentation in a timely manner
  • Provide medication administration to the residents
  • Read and follow the support plan provided
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments and drop-in visits with residents
  • Maintain contact with the residents to ensure a high quality of care
  • Assist individuals with all aspects of daily living including meals, home maintenance and recreational activities
  • Emotionally support residents by engaging in conversations and actively listening to their concerns
  • Coordinate information flow internally. Keep team leads and supervisor informed by regular verbal or written communication
  • Ensure that safety, health and sanitary conditions are maintained in the residential home
  • Ensure the dignity, privacy and rights of the individuals in the residential home are provided at all times
  • Interact in a kind and helpful manner with residents

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Intercultural sensitivity. Experience working with First Nations and an understanding of First Nations health and social issues will be considered an asset
  • Understand principles of harm reduction
  • Ability and willingness to assist clients with activities of daily living
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze situations and make appropriate decisions without immediate supervision.
  • High degree of independence, confidentiality and accountability
  • Ability to anticipate needs and initiate actions based on information and resources available. Ability to build trusting relationships.
  • Ability to maintain positive and effective professional working relationships
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to work well in a change filled, interdisciplinary environment and adapt well to new challenges
  • Knowledge of community support services in Whitehorse
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • FASD training will be an asset


Thank you to our funders. We couldn't have done it without you!
Funding for the Second Harvest Emergency Food Security Fund is provided to Second Harvest by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (“AAFC”) on behalf of the Government of Canada.
This project is funded in part by Reaching Home: Government of Canada’s Homeless Strategy
Options for Independence
Options for Independence is a Yukon Government funded Not for Profit Organization (NGO) established in 1999 to provide Supported Residential (Housing ) Program for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).