Program Assistant Aging At Home Day Services Part-time (Temporary, call-in approximately six months)

City of Cambridge - Cambridge, ON (23 days ago)

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Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.

Job Profile

The City of Cambridge is currently accepting resumes within the Community Development Department, Parks, Recreation & Culture Division for Temporary Part-time Program Assistants - Aging at Home Program. This unionized position is available immediately.


Bilingual (English and French) is considered an important asset.

What you will be doing
Assists the Programmer to plan, and implement program activities, outings and special events to meet the needs and interests of the program participants.
Assists the Programmer with the administrative or clerical aspects of the Day Services programs as required.
Contacts participants, verifies attendance and arranges transportation in co-operation with transit providers on a daily basis.
Sets and cleans up program areas and rooms for activities and assists the Programmer to decorate program areas for holidays and special events. Maintains tidy program areas.
Greets & assists participants at the door of the Day Services site when they arrive or leave.
Assists participants with personal care, e.g. toileting, dressing, medication reminders, transfers from wheelchairs, heavy lifting, etc. as required ensuring the safety and comfort of participants.
Organizes, sets up and cleans up dining and kitchen areas in preparation for and following meals and snacks.
Liaises with Cook and/or kitchen staff at various program sites to order meals according to specific needs of participants. Prepares and serves snacks and meals. Purchases food and beverage supplies as required for off-site programs. Transports food supplies from food source/supplier to program sites and ensures safe storage, handling and reheating/cooling of food.
Assists the Cook and/or volunteers with the preparation and serving of morning and afternoon snacks and the serving of the noon hour meal.
Assists participants at meal times to cut food or with feeding as required.
Maintains appropriate records/documentation, attendance and client progress notes.
Keeps crafts and activity supplies neat and orderly and maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment. Transports program supplies between site locations as required.
Follows policies and procedures to ensure personal safety and the health and safety of program staff, students, volunteers, participants and visitors at all site locations.


Possession of a College level diploma (two years) in Recreation and Leisure, Gerontology, or a related field, or equivalent.

Experience and Knowledge

One to two years’ previous related work experience implementing activation and recreation programs in a group or one-to-one basis with individuals who are frail and/or developmentally, cognitively or physically impaired, living with chronic disease or mental health issues, or other populations with special needs.

We are looking for these certificates
Standard First Aid, CPR C, AED
We will ask you for these items if you are hired
Current and valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check to be provided prior to commencement in this position.
Proof of your current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.
Valid G driver's license.
Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training certificate from the Ministry of Labour. (may be obtained post offer)
Your compensation

The hourly wage is within the inside workers union salary scale Job Grade 6 $31.76 to $33.76 per hour. (2019 Rate).

Location of position

This position is currently located at the William E. Pautler Centre.

Use of a personal vehicle is a requirement to travel to various program sites and to purchase program supplies as needed.

Hours of work

Scheduled shifts and hours will vary according to vacation bookings or last minute sick replacement and will include daytime hours from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Advertisement expiration date

This Posting closes on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Accommodation needs and protection of privacy

The City of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the recruitment and hiring process.

Please contact Human Resources to make your needs known in advance, with the nature of any accommodations that you may require in respect to any materials or processes used to ensure your full and equal participation throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only.