Personal Assistant/Mentor

(Durham Association for Family Resources and Support)

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Position ID: V-OSH0678
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2024

Opportunity Details: Personal Assistant/Mentor

Contact Melissa Labelle, Facilitator, Durham Family Resources & Support; Phone: 905-436-2500 ext 2316; Email:

A young man living in west Pickering is looking for someone who has 3 hours per week during the daytime to spend with him expanding his life skills and independence.

As a Personal Assistant/Mentor you will bring positive energy, encouragement, and mentoring to the young man’s life.

Here are some of the areas of daily living the young man may request help with.

  • Drive to appointments or help plan transit route
  • Assist with cleaning personal space
  • Encouraging to maintain self-care routine
  • Help with advance meal prep
  • Accompany to Employment Services appointments
  • Possibly be availability to be on-call – for last minute appointments
  • Assist with on-line applications for employment

Role Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Current Vulnerable Criminal Police check
  • Compassionate and understanding of mental health wellness

Availability: 3 hours late morning or early afternoon 1 day a week

Ages 24 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of Interest Friend / Penpal ; Personal Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills - Assist with employment applications ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Writing & Editing - Assist with resume & cover letters ; Encourage a daily self care routine, encourage daily nutrition, making connections that will lead to friendships
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Someone who lives in Pickering.  
3 hours one day a week - flexible with the day
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Dates and Times Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (day of week is flexible) 
late morning or early afternoon is preferred
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Unknown
Location West Pickering
Number of Positions Pickering 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Young man lives with mother. Strong family support.
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required
Application Deadline 01 Mar 2024
Cost N/A
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 19 Feb 2024
End Date 20 Sep 2024

Agency Details: Durham Association for Family Resources and Support

Office Phone 905-436-2500
Toll Free Phone 1-800-500-2850
Fax 905-436-3587
Address & Map
850 King St W
Unit 20
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1J 8N5
Mailing Address 850 King St W 
Unit 20 
Oshawa, ON 
Canada L1J 8N5

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