3 to 6 months
As part of a multi-agency collaborative and under the direction of the Community Support Services Supervisor, plan, implement, and evaluate a wellness model of service within designated senior’s buildings (e.g. education sessions, falls prevention activity, wellness clinics such as foot care and cardiovascular health assessments). Provide leadership and coordination for the wellness services and work collaboratively with other stakeholder groups to promote health and wellness activities to a senior population both in group or individual setting. Track established performance measures and report activity to the responsible Manager.
- College diploma in a relevant field (e.g. Health Sciences, Psychology, etc.), or equivalent
- Adult Education Certificate through a recognized college.
- Certified in the SAMS Steps Model for Adult fitness
- Current CPR/First Aid Certificate
- At least 2 years of experience in community-based program, with involvement in development, planning and program evaluation with an emphasis on community mobilization.
- Sound knowledge of community support services for seniors within Niagara.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles of falls prevention and experience in delivering seniors fitness within a community setting.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of varied computer applications (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and internet applications).
- Demonstrated knowledge in developing education/information sessions for seniors with successful outcomes aligned to program goals.
- Experience in leveraging existing community resources in support of program goals as well as supporting multiple community partners.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of standardized tools for assessment of needs and translation of need into applicable program activity.
- Knowledge of client/participant safety issues and demonstrated capacity to apply client/participant safety practices.
- Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
- Community needs assessment; program planning, design, implementation & evaluation; public speaking, adult education; advocacy.
- Strong initiative and proven ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within a multi-agency team and framework to achieve identified target outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to network and understand the needs of a group of individuals
- Good attendance record.
- Valid drivers licence, reliable transportation, and ability to travel throughout Niagara to various locations.
- Available to work evenings and weekends as required.
- In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.
Casual vacation relief position for summer relief period. Currently scheduled 0 hours all shifts and may be required to work days, evenings and nights, including weekends. Must be willing and able to work up to 24 hours per week and commit to be available for 32 hours per week.
Conditions of offer include:
- obtaining a vulnerable sector police clearance that is less than 6 months old from date of hire
- satisfactory completion of Mantoux Baseline 1 and 2 Clearance (or chest x-ray)
- presenting educational qualifications
- satisfactory completion of a physical assessment
In order to be employed in our seniors division or any long term care facility, you must possess a current vulnerable sector police clearance that is less than 6 months old. Although it is at the candidate's discretion, it is encouraged that you obtain a vulnerable sector police clearance due to the length of process time.
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We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.