In the Company of Friends ICOF and Innovative Life options

Support Worker Position for ICOF Employers

ICOF Employers are looking for you!  Are you interested in a rewarding career that consists of supporting and empowering people with an intellectual disability?  Are you enthusiastic, responsible and community minded? 

In the Company of Friends (ICOF) is a funding model offered by Manitoba Family Services to Manitobans with intellectual disabilities.  People who choose this option want to self-direct and manage their own lives each day with help from friends and family, instead of receiving residential and/or day services from an agency.

Individuals who receive ICOF Funding are often referred to as ICOF Employers.  Each individual, with the assistance of their support network, hires their own support workers to assist them with a variety of tasks.  This might include support for independent living, assistance with life skills, cooking, cleaning, visiting with friends, participating in employment or volunteer positions to name just a few.  Each ICOF Employer hires based on their own unique needs, so hours and wages will vary. 

At Innovative Life Options, although we do not hire support workers for the ICOF Employers, we can forward your resume to them throughout the province.  Once the resume has been passed on, the ICOF Employer will review the resume and based on their own hiring needs make a decision about interviewing.  As you would work directly for the individual, an ICOF employer or a member from their network would contact you to set up an interview if you are a qualified candidate. 

To submit your resume, please email with the subject line:  Support Worker for an ICOF Employer.  Your resume will then be forwarded through our office to ICOF Employers in the region.

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Current Positions Available:

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Do you have the ability to establish rapport and then maintain a friendly yet professional relationship with someone, and enjoy the process throughout? Are you creative enough to enjoyably support an independent, outgoing woman with disability to get around to her appointments, shopping, and recreational activities? Can you think on your feet and react constructively to spontaneous challenges while also being a part of an interactive, 24/7 support team? If this is you and you also have a vehicle, a valid driver’s licence, a willingness to work at least one awake overnight shift per week, and experience with disability reply with a detailed resume asap! We need you!

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The Intervenor for BR must facilitate access to environmental information that is usually gained through vision and hearing. The Intervenor will assist BR to gather information, learn concepts and skills, develop communication and language, as well as to establish relationships that will lead to greater independence.

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Looking for a responsible helper to assist a woman living in a 55 plus apartment in Selkirk.
Qualifications: Able to provide care in a respectful, caring and reassuring manner.
Experience: No experience required. Training is provided. Requirements: Non-smoker. Valid class 5 driver’s license and own vehicle. Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search and Adult Abuse Registry Check subject to hiring. Available Shifts: Sundays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus two Saturday day shifts 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. plus one Saturday overnight (9 p.m. to 9 a.m.) starting at 5 p.m. Private staff bedroom provided. Compensation: Day rate (between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) $13.00 per hour. Overnight rate: starting at 9 p.m. $101.50 plus two hours paid at $19.50. Bi-annual RRSP contributions based on hours worked. Automobile allowance: $5.00 flat rate/day when transportation provided plus $0.41/kilometer. Meals and on-site paid breaks. How to Apply:
Email your resume/letter including references to:

Help Wanted

An ICOF Employer is looking to hire an energetic, community minded individual to join his team as a Job Coach.  This individual would work up to three weekday shifts (open to flexibility) with the possibility of additional casual shifts available.
Those interested are asked to send their resume and cover letter to:

Dylan Bodnar
Box 898
Teulon, MB   R0C 3B0


Living in a “person-centred” care model, a 37-year-old Winnipeg woman is anxious to build a strong, reliable support family of women around her. She can offer competitive wages, mileage, a modest benefits package, and a variety of training opportunities. Living with disability can be extremely challenging, requiring a lot of respectful, compassionate support from people willing to commit to her vision of what life could be like... with your help. Reply with resume to