Activity Aide (TFT 1.0)

Client Care Cobourg, Ontario Port Hope, Ontario Temporary, Full-Time ReqID: 29390


Description

Position at VON Canada (Ontario)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Temporary, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: Adult Day Program
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days
Union/Bargaining Unit: OFHCW
Anticipated End Date: 03/31/2021
On Call: No 

Job Summary:

The Activity Aide provides quality support and care for Adult Day Service Pilot Project participants by implementing in home one on one planned recreational 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 Mobile Adult Day Services Pilot Project.
  • 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 one on one 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) 
  • 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, and Manager

Education, Designations and Experience:

  • Diploma or Certificate from a Community College level program or equivalent in health care, social services or recreation with an emphasis on Gerontology
  • Current First Aid and CPR required
  • Certification with GPA, Montessori an asset
  • 1-2 years of recent experience in Adult Day Services or working with groups of seniors is an asset.
  • Experience providing recreational programs and 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
  • A working reliable vehicle is required
  • 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 http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility 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.