Working at DCLS is more than just a paycheque.
DCLS employees also receive a healthy benefits package (depending on work status) which includes medical/dental insurance, access to a Municipal Pension Plan, vacation entitlements, on the job training and other professional development opportunities. To help ensure the satisfaction and success of all employees, our organizational culture stresses continuous improvement, open communication, respect for diversity, inclusiveness, teamwork and recognition.
The amount of additional training over the last two years has been incredible. I’ve learned so much and probably feel more prepared to do my job than any other time in my career.
~ anonymous feedback from the 2017 employee survey
And the work that DCLS employees do is valued by the people we support and their families. In our 2017 personal network survey of people supported by DCLS, 96.9% agree that DCLS staff are “effective in delivering services that reflect the Society’s service principles”.
DCLS is an exemplary organization that treats my brother and other persons supported with great respect and integrity. As a family member I feel involved, consulted and informed.
~ anonymous feedback from the 2017 personal network survey
Juggling multiple priorities is a way of life at DCLS. Successful team members are flexible, adaptable and proactively look for ways to help each other be more efficient and effective on behalf of the organization. The work that we do demands that all team members have high levels of abilities to communicate and follow up, even when conflicts appear. Additionally, we need to be self-managed and conduct ourselves with indisputable adherence to ethical codes of conduct. We define self-management as managing our time, our resources, our stresses and crisis when required.