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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 and registered charity 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 Activity Worker
Employee Group Casual/Relief
On Call No
Program or Dept. Adult Day Program
Job Summary This position assists with implementing a planned program of activities for clients attending the Day Program in collaboration with the Program Manager, Recreation Therapist, and RN. Care is provided within the framework of Quality Management.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of the care plan for each client of the Adult Day program
  • Implement social and recreational programs as planned by the program coordinator
  • Collaborates with the Recreational Therapist in planning and implementing activities
  • Assist clients with ADL as required
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator and/or 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
Qualifications
  • Personal Support Worker certificate
  • Certification in Gerontology
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches education
  • Experience in working with adults, especially individuals with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Driver’s permit and availability of a vehicle
Other Relevant Information

 

Date Added 3/6/2013
Site Hastings-Northumberland-PE Location
City Cobourg
Province Ontario [ON]
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