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Residential Support Worker

St. Catharines, ON, Canada
March 09, 2020

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Opeyemi Martha Sanusi

** ******** ***** ● St. Catharines, ON ●M9V 1N8

Phone: 647-***-**** ●


Over 6 years of volunteer and work experience as a Developmental Disability Worker with an excellent record; Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills; Enthusiastic with an exceptional attendance record; Excellent frontline, administrative and managerial skills; Research, planning and execution; flexibility; Customer service orientation; excellent ability working productively within a team setting and also independently; Event Coordination; Computer proficiency. Experience working with clients living with multiple diagnosis and challenges; including autism, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and more.


Direct Support Professional 2014-Present

Reena- Thornhill, ON

Support clients in all areas of physical/health needs as well as enhancing their interpersonal/social skills

Educate individuals of their rights and responsibilities as well as monthly abuse awareness mock discussions

Assist and support individuals with regards to their daily living skills

Assist and support individuals in increasing their ability to work in an appropriate manner in their work environment and advocating for their well-being

Completing individual Incident reports and Daily journals

Proven skills in individual Finances and Budgeting

Support in administering medication to individuals

Integrating support individuals to the public

Excellent continually dialogue with individuals families, third party health care professionals and team members at large- maintaining confidentiality

Clear understanding of Individual Support Plan (ISP) process and how to work with individuals on attaining their set goals

Participate in regular scheduled supervision with appropriate supervisor

Student, Developmental Disability Counselor (DDC) 2013

Reena- Thornhill, ON

Work as a team collaborating with other staff members, supervisor and management

Prepare individuals for day program activities

Welcome individuals home on arrival from day program

Assist individuals (in a do-with, not do-for habit) with activities of Daily living

Accompany individuals to medical appointments and public outings

Assist in making “Picture Symbol Board” for non-verbal individuals to better their communication methods and abilities

Assist individuals who require assistance in their personal hygiene in any way deemed necessary

Advocate for supported individuals

Provide opportunities for individuals to participate in the community. This Includes planning and ensuring some physical activities during outings

Planned religious activities/outings with individuals and families

Youth Trainee 2013

Ernestines Women Shelter- Etobicoke, ON

Provide safe environment for women and children in line with the procedures of Ernestine’s Women Shelter

Supervise and participate with groups of women, youth and children in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities

Plan and organize games and other age appropriate activities

Interact with youth and served as a positive role model

Work as a team player with other Group Leaders, Instructors, and Supervisors

Serve as an ambassador and advocate for women and children’s rights

Assist in planning fundraiser events for shelter

Work together with supervisor in specific assigned tasks

Team Leader and Co-coordinator Youth Group 2012

Good Shepard Ministries Shelter- Toronto, ON

Interact with youth and served as a positive role model

Maintain safety procedures and always ensured a clean work area

Assist with serving meals to the clients

Review number of beds left in the shelter

Filled out intake forms and registration for clients

Develop, facilitate and evaluate weekly Support Groups for shelter residents together with group team member

Volunteer Hospice Care Worker 2012

Phillip Aziz Hospice Centre and Emily’s House- Toronto, ON

Administer bedside personal care and personal hygiene assistance to adults, youths and children

Perform housekeeping duties such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and running errands

Responsible for the coaching of children between the ages of 4-6 years on Bible stories

Help with baby-sitting to relieve parents

Escort clients to locations outside the home, such as physician’s offices and outing

Debriefing with Supervisor and team members and a weekly basis


Emergency First Aid with CPR- A+ AED

Chocking & Red Cross

Medication & Pharmacology

OHS featuring WHMIS & Fire Safety

Quality Assurance Measures

Reducing the Risk/ Vulnerability

Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorder

SMG Crisis intervention


Safe Management

Routine practices and infectious control

Respiratory Protection -Mask fit testing

Professional Communication

Principles & Practices of Applied Behavioral Analysis


Aging with Developmental Disability

Grief & Bereavement

Creative Programing

Skills Enrichment

Family Involvement

Individual Support Plan

Holocaust Education

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Lifts & Transfers/ Back Care

Human Rights Code

Stress Management

Faith & Culture Sensitivity

Environmental management


Undergrad Psychology HONS. BA 2015

York University – Toronto, ON

Developmental Disability Counselor 2013

Reena & George Brown College – Toronto, ON

Student Ontario Secondary School Diploma 2012 Father Henry Carr Secondary School- Toronto, ON


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