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Activity Aide, Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) - Temporary, Part-time

VON Canada - 302 Jobs
New Tecumseth, ON
Posted 15 days ago
Requisition DetailsEmployment Status: Temporary, Part Time
Anticipated End Date: August 2024
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 70
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: No
Travel: NoJob Summary: Assist with the implementation of therapeutic holistic activities for individual participants and for groups within a team care model, consistent with VON mission statement, program operational goals and individual participant goals.Responsibilities:
  • Assist with implementation of programme in conjunction with team members
  • Ensure that present and future volunteers are incorporated in the planning of activities with the clients, based on client and program needs/goals
  • Works in collaboration with the Site ADP Coordinator and Coordinator of Volunteers to ensure that volunteers are integral to program delivery
  • Explore diverse resources in the community that will assist with program planning
  • Ensure that the program/activities are well documented for other staff members to implement
  • Contribute to the planning of monthly calendars of special events/programming and submit when requested
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of an atmosphere of warmth, caring, personal interest, resulting in a level of client participation that is appropriate and positive, as reflected by participant and family caregiver satisfaction
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is a Canada Summer Jobs position open to students who meet the eligibility requirements of the program. To be eligible to participate in the CSJ initiative, individuals must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations Qualifications:
  • In the process of obtaining education in Gerontology, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Services or equivalent education
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating a therapeutic, holistic program plan, meeting the identified needs of each client is an asset
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR level C is an asset
  • Experience with computer programs (word processing, electronic communication) is an asset
  • Good communication and active listening skills
  • Ability to take direction, as well as to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
Competition Number: 40135
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About VON Canada

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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 (HR, IT, Finance, etc.)
  • 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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