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Activity Aide (CSJ – Summer Student)

VON Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted June 4, 2021.

Description Position at VON Canada (Ontario) What youth participants are eligible?

To be eligible, youth 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 Requisition Details: Employment Status: Students (Paid) Program Name: Canada Summer Jobs Student Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 70 Work Schedule: Days Anticipated End Date: 08/27/2021 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 Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: fast-paced environment; attention to detail; lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs; grip and 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.

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