The Cota Team

Cota provides opportunities for you to develop a satisfying career through meaningful work and a competitive total rewards package. If you want to make an impact and be part of a supportive, high performing environment, consider growing your career at Cota.

Rewarding Work

A career with Cota is rewarding because of the impact of our work on our clients and their families. We provide hope to thousands of clients and their families by supporting people with mental health challenges and cognitive impairments. Employees collaborate with clients and their support systems, using a recovery-based approach to help clients define and pursue goals that they self-define as important to them.

Cota staff running a group for individuals receiving our services

Culture and Work Environment:

Cota offers a very supportive and inclusive work environment, where our values permeate the way we operate from day to day. Cota is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, click here.

Cota staff in the community

Compensation:

Our salaries are competitive, but beyond that, there are many other benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's life. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below. *Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

job postings

*Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

JOB POSTING #255

ADL ASSISTANT – COOK
Bailey House

Bargaining Unit Position
One (1) Permanent Part-Time

Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will work enthusiastically to deliver recovery oriented, client and family centered and comprehensive services that meet client needs, ensure client safety and work within a quality improvement framework to identify opportunities for enhancing quality and quantitative outcomes of the services. Client and family centered care is guiding principle at Cota that helps improve decision making processes, health outcome and client experiences. The successful individual will embed this guiding principle into their work.

The ADL Assistant (Food Program) will work collaboratively with the Bailey House/Diabetic Care Team and tenants to develop healthy menus and support tenants in planning, preparing and serving healthy meals and snacks daily. In addition to maintaining the safety and security of the kitchen and the food prepared, the ADL Assistant – Cook will be responsible for grocery shopping/supplies, maintain inventory control of food/supplies and perform cleaning duties. They will monitor functioning of all kitchen equipment/appliances; maintain records (recipes, allergies, and dietary needs), report maintenance and repairs along with unsafe conditions/incidents to managers. They will provide support and directions to tenants, volunteer and/or community placements by demonstrating tasks, monitoring work and providing feedback. All activities will be performed to encourage tenants’ participation, promote independence and respect tenants’ choices and dietary needs.

The successful candidate requires:

  • Graduation from a recognized 12-month program in cooking plus one (1) year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience with healthy and nutritious menu planning and cooking using a variety of methods including roasting, grilling, baking etc.
  • Understanding of and experience working with individuals with mental health issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to using recovery-oriented and anti-racism and anti-oppression philosophies and best practices
  • Experience teaching cooking and safe food handlings skills an asset
  • Current Food Safety Certificate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to collaborate and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and maintain client/worker boundaries
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.

TO APPLY:
Please forward a cover letter and your current resume on or before May 26, 2020 by 4:00pm to Human Resources via e-mail: opportunities@cotainspires.ca and reference Job Posting #255.

Posting ad date is May 12, 2020; the posting will remain open until successfully filled.

If you have any requirements for accommodation due to disability, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to best meet your needs as per resources available to us.

Cota is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We request no emails, faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please. Cota encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.)

JOB POSTING #234

Behaviour Therapist
ABI Outreach Team

Bargaining Unit Position
One (1) Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will work enthusiastically to deliver recovery oriented, client and family centered and comprehensive services that meet client needs, ensure client safety and work within a quality improvement framework to identify opportunities for enhancing quality and quantitative outcomes of the services. Client and family centered care is a guiding principle at Cota that helps improve decision making processes, health outcomes and client experiences. The successful individual will embed this guiding principle into their work.

About the Position:
We require an experienced Behaviour Therapist to work as a team member in the ABI Outreach Team. The ABI Outreach Team is an interdisciplinary team of professionals that supports people with an Acquired Brain Injury, as well as their families, in their homes and other community settings as needed. The ABI Outreach Team is established within a partnership between Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) and Cota. The team is composed of professionals from both organizations who work cohesively as one team to support the complex healthcare needs of this client population, their families and caregivers.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, the Behaviour Therapist provides behavioural assessments, direct behavioural intervention/support as well as education to clients and their families
  • Provides direct interventions based on functional assessments and practical knowledge of ABA theories
  • Provides support to clients/families using an adult education model and crisis prevention/intervention
  • Provides consultation to internal staff members as well as community professionals from various organizations, including hospitals, community health settings and/or social service settings with the goal of reducing problem behaviours and enhancing skills


Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintains current certification and/or up-to-date training in identified Required Training areas for Cota Service Providers
  • Adheres to all of Cota’s policies and procedures and follows established applicable program guidelines, procedures and practices
  • Adheres to all applicable legislation, in particular, the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Complies with all Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure every reasonable precaution is taken for the protection of workers and clients and that health and safety concerns or incidents are responded to promptly
  • Works cooperatively, respectfully and constructively with clients, team members, management, other service providers, and external stakeholders
  • Ensures that confidentiality of clients, employees and Cota information is maintained at all times
  • Undertakes other related and/or delegated duties, as assigned


The Successful Candidate Requires:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology with registration in the College of Psychologists of Ontario OR a relevant Master’s degree combined with the designation of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Thorough understanding of principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Previous experience in developing and/or delivering behaviour therapy services
  • Previous experience supporting people with acquired brain injuries is an asset


Working Conditions:
The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Conduct visits in the clients’ homes, hostels, hospitals and other community settings working in sometimes difficult conditions, including hoarding and pest infestations
  • Work cohesively with staff members from both Cota and SCHC in accordance with the shared vision and protocols for the program
  • Regular travel throughout Scarborough for client visits and other meetings at various sites
  • Be available to work during the day time hours; however, evening and weekend shifts may be available or required on occasion

Other Requirements:

  • Proof of a valid Ontario Driver’s license
  • Evidence of a clean driver abstract
  • Access to a vehicle for daily use

To Apply:
Please forward a cover letter and your current resume on or before May 29, 2020 by 4:00pm to Human Resources via email: opportunities@cotainspires.ca and reference Job Posting #234.

Posting ad date is January 7, 2020; the posting will remain open until successfully filled.

If you have any requirements for accommodation due to disability, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to best meet your needs as per resources available to us.

Cota is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We request no emails, faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please. Cota encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.)

Staff testimonials

"It's an atmosphere where people can thrive!"

- Chris (Transitional Aged Youth team)

Cota logo five hands forming a circle
Cota logo five hands forming a circle

"The people here are very open and welcoming. There is this atmosphere where you can really tell that the organization cares about its people"

- Anjo (Assertive Housing First Team)

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Organizational Culture & Support

Cota is a values based organization, and an inclusive workspace that values diversity. Cota’s commitment to its values are reflected across its programs, services, policies, procedures and organizational committees.

Cota has a strategic commitment of “Invest in Staff” recognizing that the relationship Cota holds with its staff is inextricably linked to the quality of services we provide, how we support them to do their work and how we value and recognize their contributions. As such, we will continue to invest in our staff, to the best of our abilities, over the term of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.

Total Rewards

Cota has a competitive total rewards package, which includes benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's well-being. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below.

Health, Dental, Vision and other Coverag – Eligible employees and their dependents have access to 100% company-paid comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD), life insurance, and paramedical (massage therapy, physiotherapy etc.) coverage.

Paid Sick Days - Generous paid sick day benefits are available for eligible employees for personal or family illnesses. Unpaid leaves are also available.

Paid Vacation and Float Days – Generous paid vacation and float days, depending on years of service. This is in addition to statutory holidays.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) – Eligible employees can prepare for retirement through company contributions to a group RRSP. Employees can also make additional voluntary contributions to the plan.

Long-term Disability (LTD) – 100% employee-paid LTD benefits protect your income if you are unable to work due to personal illness or injury.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – All employees have WSIB coverage.

Discounted Gym Memberships - Cota facilitates unsubsidized, discounted gym memberships with GoodLife Fitness.

Other Discount Programs – Cota has partnerships with other organizations to provide savings to employees (Perkopolis, Navigators Insurance).

Employee and Family Assistance Program – Provides immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life concern.

Cota staff at a community event
Cota staff at a community event

Rewards, Recognition & Wellness

Rewards and Recognition - Cota has structured a robust rewards and recognition program to ensure appreciation for staff is embedded in all that we do. Activities include recognizing long service employees, annual staff Value Awards, “You’re a Superstar” cards, breakfast with the CEO, and regular shout outs from the senior management team.

Wellness Activities - Various wellness events are organized through the Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee and other groups or individuals. Events include an annual dinner, summer barbeques, potluck celebrations, and lunch and learns. The Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee created monthly wellness newsletters and programming based on the wellness interests of staff.

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Volunteer with us!

Cota recognizes that volunteers enrich the programs and services at Cota and we very much value the contributions of our volunteers. Click below for volunteer opportunities and keep checking back regularly.

Volunteers at Cota's ABI ADS Program

BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

Cota is an accredited non-profit provider of community-based supports and services for people living with mental health and cognitive challenges. Our vision is a supportive and inclusive society in which all people have equal opportunity to live, thrive and enjoy the full benefits of belonging within their communities.

We are presently seeking individuals to fill upcoming vacancies on our Board of Directors. At this time, we are intentionally seeking individuals with:

  • legal training/expertise in areas relevant to the operation and governance of a charitable not-for-profit organization in the province of Ontario or in specific fields such as employment, human rights or disability law; or
  • Affordable/supportive housing planning and development experience within the City of Toronto or the GTA region. Knowledge of the City’s Open Door program and National Housing Strategy initiatives would be considered an asset.

We are also hoping to broaden the diversity of representation on our Board through this recruitment call. Therefore, we encourage applications from women and under-represented groups within our community.

Board Members (Directors) are appointed for a two-year term and are eligible for reappointment for up to two additional terms. It is expected that a Director be available to serve the maximum of six consecutive years.

Directors volunteer their time and play a vital role in shaping Cota’s strategic directions, ensuring public accountability and in providing ongoing governance to the organization. In turn, Directors are provided with the opportunity to gain experience working with a skilled Board of Directors and contribute to the advancement of a progressive agency.

The Board conducts much of its work through three standing committees. These include the Finance Committee, the Quality & Performance Committee and the Governance & Audit Committee. Each Director is expected to play a role on one of these standing committees.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume and reasons for interest in serving on Cota’s Board of Directors, by 1:00pm on Friday, March 20, 2020. Our goal is to shortlist, interview and identify selected candidates who will stand for election to the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2020.

Information should be forwarded by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Cota

Board Recruitment Committee

550 Queen St., East, Suite 201

Toronto, ON M5A 1V2

Fax number: 416-785-9358

E-mail: labrosse_k@cotainspires.ca

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