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Organization Overview VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. We are a national health organization offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Position Title Adult Day Program Assistant - Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
Employee Group Regular PT
FTE Status 0.4
Job Summary The Activity Assistant will work directly with clients, staff and volunteers in the Adult Day Program. Working with the Program Coordinator, the Activity Assistant will carry out the program plan in place.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of the care plan for each client admitted to the program
  • Implements social and recreational programs as planned by the coordinator
  • Assist clients with ADL as required
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator/Volunteers to identify risk factors and introduce interventions to minimize and eliminate client incidents
  • Ensure safety and security measures for the client, volunteers and staff
  • Utilize volunteers’ talents and expertise within the program
  • Maintain appropriate records/documentation and clients progress notes
 
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
Qualifications
  • Experience working with adults, especially individuals with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities
  • Currently enrolled in or completion of courses in Gerontology and/or Dementia Studies
  • 3-5 years of recent experience in an Adult Day Services environment is an asset
  • Current First Aid and CPR C Certifications
  • Ability to work collaboratively, be a team player and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
Date Posted 10/24/2013
Deadline Date 11/3/2013
Site Pictou District
City New Glasgow
Province Nova Scotia [NS]
Compensation & Benefits Overview VON Canada offers:

Career advancement opportunities
Training and skills development
Flexible hours
Competitive compensation
Group benefit coverage
Pension plan
Employee assistance program
Employee recognition programs
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