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.
- 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.
- 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.