Carling Program Assistant (PSW/SSW/DSW)

Carefor Health & Community Services - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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“A rewarding career in caring starts here”

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019

Reference Number: WEDP19-02

Position: One (1) position, Casual

Location: Carling Day Program – 2576 Carling Ave. Ottawa, ON

Start Date: ASAP

Carefor Health & Community Services is a local not-for-profit charity that provides home healthcare and community support services across Eastern Ontario. Whether in the home, in the community, at care facilities or one of our clinics, our 1,500 staff are part of the circle of care that is tailored to patient and client needs.

Working under the direct direction of the Supervisor and Team Leader, as well as in accordance with Carefor and Program policies, procedures and practices, the Program Assistant provides support for the program clients and their families and ensures clients well-being and safety.

The successful incumbents will be expected to provide available for every second Saturday.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with the implementation of the socio-recreational adult day programs. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Assists with set and tear down of activities;
  • Assists clients with and participate in social/group activities such as art, cards, billiards, board games, trivia games etc
  • Participates in group discussions and individual conversations with clients regarding: current events, life experiences, and any other topic of specific interest to the client;
  • Assists clients with daily exercise program and other physically active games;
  • Assists with the organization of special events planned;
  • Assists Clients with personal care and mobility
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Grocery orders
  • Van escort to and from the program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in one of the following: Developmental Service Worker, Recreation & Leisure, Social Services Worker, Personal Support Worker, Dementia Studies, Gerontology,
  • Experience working with individuals living with Dementia and/or seniors with Mental Health issues
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and caring attitude towards individuals from diverse backgrounds and with special needs
  • Special consideration will be given to those applicants with abilities in music and/or have artistic pursuits
  • Good assessment skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to work independently
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR level C Certificate
  • Completion of the Food Handler course
  • Bilingualism French/English as asset

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Carefor welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Recruiter

Job Type: Casual