Activationist

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

The Community Care Unit provides a holistic approach to care at home for seniors and caregivers who are vulnerable, at risk and/or marginalized. The unit provides a wide range of programs such as Assisted Living Services, Social Work, Meals-on-Wheels, Adult Day programs, and transportation, which enable seniors to be as independent as possible in their homes. The unit also provides a variety of socio-recreational/wellness programs, which enhance quality of life and promote the health of older adults.

Responsibilties:

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates programs and activities that encourage, maintain, and promote dignity and self-worth in clients.
  • Leads groups through a schedule of activities and maintains daily operations of the program.
  • Monitors program to ensure that activities are being delivered according to the program goals and makes adjustments according to needs, abilities, and interests of the clients.
  • Co-designs and facilitates individualized program plans with clients and caregivers.
  • Ensures quality service standards are met in accordance with operational guidelines.
  • Motivates and encourages clients to participate in individual and group programs that address their physical and psycho-social needs as well as Activity of Daily Living Skills.
  • Provides support, information and education to clients and their primary caregivers.
  • Recognizes and manages responsive behaviours and reports escalations to Supervisor working with various professional and resource persons to de-escalate issues.
  • Contributes to the community outreach activities of the program.
  • Monitors and attends to clients’ personal, safety, and hygiene needs.
  • Conducts billing, data entry, documentation, statistics, meal orders and transportation arrangement for clients.
  • Escorts and/or transport clients to and from the program and take steps to ensure pathways are clear from snow, etc.

Requirements:

  • Two-year college diploma in activation or gerontology.
  • Two (2) years of demonstrated experience designing and leading activities for frail and/or cognitively impaired adults.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Fluent in verbal and written English.
  • Excellent communication skills in working with seniors.
  • Good knowledge and skills in leading group activities and providing personal care services.
  • Good knowledge and skills in behavioural management techniques.
  • Comfortable working with staff and clients from diverse background.
  • Strong computer skills in Window environment.
  • Second language(s) to serve the client group(s) considered a strong asset.
  • Training in CPR and First Aid is an asset.

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-103-CC in the subject line, to MOneill@woodgreen.org.