Health Care Aide (HCA) / Relief

Cerebra Care - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Under the direction of the Program Manager and in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, the Program Facilitator plans and implement suitable activities for individuals living with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders. Lead assigned activities and assist to ensure that scheduled programs are carried out as planned and make necessary changes as deemed appropriate and necessary. Participate in conceptualizing purposeful, person-centred programming which reflects the promotion of participant’s choice and acknowledge all strengths and limitations within neurological specific activities. Understand and implement the philosophy of neurological specific programming and care with individuals and groups while in the program.

The Program Facilitator is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of PAA and Cerebra Care standards and guidelines to promote the wellbeing of its participants and their care partners, and demonstrate customer service excellence.


Program Coordinator (PC)

  • HCA (meet one of three HCA competency requirements by AHS) certificate as required. Post-Secondary Education in related field by a recognized institution for HCA.
  • Certificate in Medication Administration.
  • This position works under the supervision of a Regulated Health Care Provider (Program Coordinator/LPN).
  • Additional skills/knowledge: Excellent oral and written documentation, interpersonal skills and working knowledge of database entry and Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Experience in working in social/recreational programming and knowledge of neurological conditions an asset.
  • Must have a class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the operational policies, Mission and Vision of PAA and Cerebra Care Adult Day Program.
  • Assist in establishing a comprehensive Adult Day Program by participating in a goal oriented and person-centered programming for people living with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions.
  • In cooperation with Program Coordinator and other team members, promotes and provides assistance to the Cerebra Care programs compatible to participant’s interest and abilities. Promotes program maintenance among members of the multi-disciplinary team, including care partners participation and involvement.
  • Assist in developing, organizing, delivering, evaluating and monitoring the implementation of programs based on the present needs of individuals and groups.
  • Follow assigned task per Staff Rotation Schedule and other assigned duties such as:
  • Occasionally run errands, shop or light housekeeping.
  • Review participant’s progress notes and proper documentation.
  • Update member health record as necessary.
  • Communicate with facility partner (PAA) and plan joint activities where and when possible.
  • Ensure attendance sheet and program sheets are completed daily.
  • Actively participate in annual staff education, participate at designated staff meetings and in-service training sessions and motivated to attend PAA sponsored events outside of work hours.
  • Assists in identifying educational needs of the program and actively participates in workshops and educational programs.
  • Provides assistance in the orientation, supervision and performance evaluation of new staff, students and volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications in promotion of the Adult Day Program and document all relevant information regarding participant’s goals, participation and performance, including establishing and maintaining effective communication between the multi-disciplinary care team (care partners, students, volunteers and external agencies such as AHS).
  • Assists in the development of Cerebra Care monthly Program Calendar.
  • Utilizes the consistent person-centered care approach to meet participant needs and demonstrates initiative to:
  • Utilize a holistic approach to identify participant’s needs.
  • Provide hands on physical assistance for toileting, feeding as needed and other related activities of daily living (ADL).
  • Promote independence at all times and provide assistance in transporting and transferring members as needed.
  • Responds to any employee in need of support or help.
  • Observing and monitoring participants during program hours and reporting changes to other staff and Program Coordinator.
  • As a member of the Adult Day Program Team, assist with:
  • Participant dining process by serving meals.
  • Participant personal care and activities of daily living such as toileting, feeding, ambulation and food preparation.
  • Large and small group activities.
  • One-to-one activities relating to each member.
  • Advocates for the participants to ensure programming needs are person-centered focused by working within the determined physical, cognitive, and social limitations and by ensuring supervision, safety, protection and comfort of participants during activities/programs.
  • Obtains appropriate self-directed professional development annually to ensure skills and abilities are current and reflective of best practices standards (person centered and evidence based activities/programming).
  • Work under the scope of HCA and participate in annual staff/HCA competency and performance evaluation.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives by reviewing and developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures with team members, participating in continuing education, relevant to ADP, to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced and by being an active participant in the budgetary process of identifying equipment and resource materials required by the program.
  • Creates a program environment that protects the confidentiality of members, staff and activities of Cerebra Care ADP.
  • Protects own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices (emergency protocols) reporting unsafe conditions and equipment immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety.
  • Represent the society in the community and network to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other community organizations.
  • Provide medication assistance as assigned by a Regulated Health Care Professional.
  • Planning and organizing: plans activities ahead of time, sets priorities, and anticipates resources, flexible to meet the requirements of the program.
  • Strategic Planning: input and business plan development.
  • Follow up: continually aware of work status, adheres to time schedules, meets commitments.
  • Ideas and approaches: suggests improvements, tries new approaches, willing to experiment and take educated and positive risks.
  • Leadership: motivates, guides, promotes, and stimulates cooperation, delegates appropriately.
  • Communications: verbal skills, written skills, understands, follows direction, takes initiative to communicate, respects confidentiality of all client information.
  • Collaboration: share ideas, open to other ideas, focused on objectives.
  • Work with others: relationship with volunteers, supervisor, peers and other organizations (networking).
  • Development: maintains awareness and knowledge of Parkinson disease, other neurological conditions, research, community resources, seeks additional knowledge and skills.

Job Type: Contract


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