Activationist, Days (RPT 0.8)

Client Care Peterborough, Ontario Permanent, Part Time (0.8 FTE) ReqID: 32374


Position at VON Canada (Ontario)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.8 FTE)
Program Name: In Home Respite
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 60
Work Schedule: Days
Union/Bargaining Unit: CUPE
On Call: Yes

Job Summary

This position will provide quality support and care for individuals registered with the In Home Respite Program. In collaboration with the Program Supervisor, the successful candidate will implement planned weekly leisure visits to clients in the comfort of the clients home. This role contributes to fulfillment of the VON Mission Statement to develop and/or promote programs to meet community needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the care plan for each client admitted to the In Home Respite Program 
  • Implements, evaluates and revises care plans on an ongoing basis in collaboration with the family/caregivers and Supervisor
  • Involves client in activities to stimulate mobility, language, reminiscing, group identity and listening skills of clients.
  • Assist clients with ADL as required ( toileting, personal hygiene, assistance with the administration of medications utilizing the medication system of the program
  • Collaborates with the Supervisor to identify risk factors and introduce interventions to minimize and eliminate client incidents • Ensure safety and security measures for the client


  • Diploma or Certificate from a Community College level program or equivalent in health care, social science or recreation with an emphasis on gerontology. 
  • Current Red Cross CPR/First Aid and Food Handler’s certificates required
  • Certification with GPA, Montessori an asset 
  • Experience in working with adults, especially individuals with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities in a social setting a requirement. 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively 
  • Knowledge of community resources 
  • Valid driver's License and car insurance - must have a reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal background check and vulnerable sector will be requested


  • Face to face client/staff hours of service are eligible for enhanced PSW wages 
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: 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; 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 for further details.

Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s).  If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its’ discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.

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.