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Organization Overview Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? As part of the VON team, you will make a positive impact on the lives of clients who need support services to help them with activities of daily living. VON is Canada’s largest, national, not-for-profit home and community care organization. We’ve been offering high-quality, innovative care and supports since 1897. Come work with us - it’s a job that matters!
Position Title Adult Day Programs Assistant - Summer Student
Employee Group Temporary, Part-Time
FTE Status .8FTE
Salary $12.00
Job Summary

VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of the Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement, and is accredited by Accrediation Canada. VON Lunenburg County currently has an opening for Program Assistant on a temporary part-time basis for the summer. The Programs Assistant will develop, promote and participate in social and recreation activities for the clients of the Lunenburg Adult Day Program working in collaboration with the Adult Day coordinator, the student will assist in planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutice programs provided to clients. Other responsibilities will include providing clerical and administrative support in the Lunenburg Site Office.


Assists team in programming and development of monthly calendar of activities. * Develop and maintain open communication with clients and caregivers. * Works to maintain a safe and secure environment for clients, caregivers, volunteers and staff in accordance with VON standards and policies. * Research Montessori application to Adult Day activities and apply methods to existing activities. * Assist with administrative reporting/documentation and client progress notes.


Student in Nursing, Social work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Leadership, Therapeutic Recreation or Gerontology. * Must be between the ages of fifteen and thirty and returning to post-secondary education in the fall. * Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. * Interest, Knowledge and experience working with frail and/or cognitively impaired adults. * Ability to work as a team member * Standard First Aid * Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher) * Must have access to a reliable vehicle and be able to work in both Lunenburg and Blockhouse.

Other Relevant Information

Summer Student Position funded by Service Canada

Date Posted 5/17/2013
Site Lunenburg District
City Lunenburg County
Province Nova Scotia [NS]
Compensation & Benefits Overview Career advancement opportunities
Training and skills development
Flexible hours
Competitive compensation
Group benefit coverage
Pension plan
Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
Employee assistance program
Employee recognition programs
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