Program Aide

Dundurn Place Care Centre - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Dundurn Place Care Centre
39 Mary St, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Job Title: Program Aide - Permanent Casual

Department: Recreation

Do you have a passion for making a difference?

At Dundurn Place Care Centre, we are passionate about ‘Making Every Moment Matter.” We are seeking a candidate that shares our values - a person who has a passion to make a difference, who has a strong moral compass and has a commitment to teamwork.
Making every moment matter is about improving all the things that make life enjoyable. Things like making someone feel better, making connections with them or for them with other residents, showing them a new song or even just giving them something to look forward to.
At Dundurn Place Care Centre, we are passionate about providing compassionate care for families loved ones, where the residents of our home come before anything else. Our values at Oxford Manor follow a ‘People’ focused Philosophy, Participation Excellence Openness Performance Longevity Efficient Use of Resources. This philosophy can be seen in every aspect and level of our home.

Since Dundurn Place Care Centre opened, we have offered a community within a community that people were happy to call ‘home’. We pride ourselves in this community connection, our philosophies and the feeling of comfort that can be felt as soon as the door opens.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):
The Program Aide reports to the Program Manager and is responsible for:

Plan, implement and evaluate both individual and group activation program based on assessed needs and as assigned by the Supervisor.

Set up and clean activity area as necessary and transport residents to and from programs. Monitor the behaviour and condition of residents during programs, and report any significant changes to the Supervisor and nursing staff as appropriate.

Maintain program and resident records according to department policy. Communicate participation by residents to registered staff.

Work cooperatively with other departments to meet resident needs.

Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university or enrolled in same required. If enrolled, must complete program within 3 years of hire date.

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills.

Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired.

Ability to work independently and ability to manage time effectively.

Ability to plan, implement, evaluate new ideas, resident programs and volunteer initiatives.

Knowledge and/or experience in working with the geriatric population especially those with cognitive impairments.

Current CPR/First-Aid and Food Handler’s certification.

Knowledge of MDS/RAI would be an asset.

GPA and Montessori certificates would be an asset.

How to apply?
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references. We look forward to speaking with you, and making every moment matter!
Our organization takes the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees are required to notify their director manager/supervisor if they have any particular accessibility needs and the organization will work with the employee to address them.