Exercise Leader (CSJ - Summer Student)

Client Care Mount Forest, Ontario Students (Paid) ReqID: 28382


Position at VON Canada (Ontario)

To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must;

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Students (Paid)
Program Name: SMART Community Support Services
Work Schedule: Days
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 70
On Call: No

Job Summary:

The SMART Program (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) provides group exercise classes for older adults living independently in the community. It is designed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of falls. The Exercise Leader will implement the program in accordance with VON Standards.


  • Leads weekly classes under the direction of a regulated care provider
  • Works toward fulfillment of client goals as outlined in their assessment
  • Participates in on-going review of service delivery process and evaluation
  • Attends any educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by the SMART Coordinator
  • Adheres to VON Canada policies
  • Reports any situations that are deemed uncomfortable to their supervisor/manager
  • Ensures all incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation and VON policies and procedures
  • Reports any defect in any equipment which may endanger themselves or others
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the OHS legislation, regulations, and VON policies and procedures


  • Must have Canfit Pro or equivalent qualifications/certification
  • Must have valid CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Experience working in a group exercise facilitation
  • Innovative and flexible
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle with current car insurance
  • 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
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast- paced environment; Attention to Detail; Carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Grip; Walk, Sit, Stand, Climb stairs; Fine hand movements.

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