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Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: Adult Day Program
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings
Union/Bargaining Unit: CUPE
On-Call: Yes

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.

Common Responsibilities:

Promotes the goals and values of VON and their role as an integrated community care provider
Promotes a safe and healthy workplace ensuring workplace conduct and activities are in accordance with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and compliant with the VON Safety Management System, including all Policies, Safe Work Practices and Procedures
Abides by all VON policies and work practices
Abides by all confidentiality and protection of personal information policies, regulations and practices and ensures appropriate safeguards are in place within their role
Works in collaboration with other staff in a team approach to service delivery

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.


A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check
Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
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: 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.

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