Activity Aide (RPT 0.5)
in Algoma District, ON

Algoma District, ON
Part-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: o644kfwi
Company Website: http://von.ca
Description
Position at VON Canada (Ontario)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Temporary, Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Program Name: Adult Day Program
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 37.5
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: No

Job Summary:

The Activity Aide provides quality support and care for individuals attending the Adult Day Programs by implementing planned program of activities within the framework of continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), VON philosophy, policies and procedures, standards and applicable legislation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to the development of the service plan for each client attending the Adult Day Program.
  • Implements, evaluates and revises service plans on an ongoing basis in collaboration with the family/caregivers and internal team.
  • Collaborates with the Recreational Therapist and/or Program Coordinator in planning and implementing social and recreational programs.
  • Participates in group activities to stimulate mobility, language, reminiscing, group identity and listening skills of clients.
  • Assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as required (toileting, personal hygiene, medication assistance.
  • Collaborates with the team to identify risk factors and introduce interventions to minimize and eliminate client incidents.
  • Ensures safety and security measures for the client, volunteers and staff.
  • Utilizes volunteers' talents and expertise within the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

External and Internal Relationships:
  • Collaboration with Program Coordinator, Recreation Therapist, RPN, Supervisor and Manager

Education, Designations and Experience:
  • Diploma or Certificate from a Community College level program or equivalent in health care, social science or recreation with an emphasis on Gerontology
  • Current First Aid and CPR and Food Handler's certificates required
  • Certification with GPA, Montessori an asset
  • 1-2 years of recent experience in Adult Day Services or working with groups of clients is an asset.
  • Experience in working with adults, especially individuals (and their caregivers), with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities in a social setting a requirement

Skill Requirements:
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good observational skills related to client functioning abilities.
  • Awareness of community resources.
  • Ability to take direction, as well as to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Other:
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: fast-paced environment; attention to detail; lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; bend, push, pull, reach, kneel, and crouch using good body mechanics; walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs; grip and repetitive fine hand movements.
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.

In accordance with the Employer's policy, Mandatory Vaccination: COVID-19, it is required that all VON Canada Nova Scotia Branch, VON Canada Ontario Branch and VON Canada (National) employees, contractors, volunteers and students be fully vaccinated (subject only to legitimate established exemptions of a medical nature or where there is a valid human rights exception).
To facilitate this policy, all VON Canada employees, students, contractors and volunteers will be required to provide written attestation confirming that they are fully vaccinated and reasonable proof of vaccination status, inclusive of any government-issued documentation.

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About VON Canada

The power to change lives!

VON Canada has been leading care at home for over 125 years. Today, we are a highly-trusted non-profit organization that works with our clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

Our 6,300 employees and 6,500 volunteers deliver a wide range of vital health and wellness services, helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible.

With the help of our funders, donors, volunteers and committed staff, we offer dozens of programs and services across Ontario and Nova Scotia that provide real hands-on help to seniors, children, youth and adults who need extra support. We help Canadians stay healthy, live well and remain active. And, together with our clients and their families, we contribute to the health and improved quality of life of Canadians in their homes and communities, where they want to be.

We employ thousands of team members in the positions of:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses
  • Support Workers (PSWs, CCAs, Home Helpers)
  • Client Service Associates/Administrative Assistants
  • Nurse Managers
  • Community Support Program Coordinators
  • Corporate Services
  • And much more!

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salaries and paid vacation time
  • Tiered Benefits (health, dental, LTD) & an Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with company contribution for eligible employees
  • Travel compensation
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • SMART phone provided to keep you connected during work time
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community

Being a part of VON can open up a lifetime of opportunities through professional development, training and job growth. Come for the job, stay for the learning, the growth, and the chance to make a real difference in the lives of everyone you work with.

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