• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Other | Community Care
  • Type: Casual
“A rewarding career in caring starts here”

Posting Date: November 23, 2021

Reference No: PRDP21-001



The Opportunity: Full-time Term Program Staff-Perley Adult Day Program

The Perley Adult Day Program is planned programs of recreational activities designed to promote the well-being of people living with dementia as well as seniors living with mental health issues. Participants benefit from socializing with others. Caregivers benefit by getting a break from their caregiving duties while knowing that a loved one is in good hands. Carefor Adult Day programs are conveniently located in the community in safe, supportive, and cheerful environments.

 The Day Program Staff provides personal support to individuals in the Day Program within the framework of Carefor policies, procedures, standards and quality and risk management. The Program Staff collaborates with members of the program team in meeting the needs of individuals to attain optimal levels of independence, well-being, and safety.


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for program planning and implementation through a variety of delivery methods such as: virtual, in-person and home respite visits as directed by the Supervisor,Team Leader or Manager
  • Contributes to the development of the Client profile; by gathering the appropriate information from the Day Program Supervisor, Team Leader, other Program staff and the client/caregiver
  • Performs personal support tasks reflecting the needs of the individual/family, including assistance in walking, climbing, or descending stairs, eating, dressing and personal hygiene
  • Assists client with medications or ensures medications are given per the client profile
  • Observes, evaluates, and reports to the Manager or designate changes in the clients physical, social, psychological and cognitive well-being
  • Utilizes verbal and non-verbal communication skills effectively with client/family
  • Takes responsibility for crisis prevention and management
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
  • Participates in health and safety training including WHMIS and applies this knowledge in the workplace


Qualifications include:

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in one of the following: Recreation & Leisure, Social Services Worker, Personal Support Worker, Dementia Studies, Gerontology, Developmental Service Worker.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with seniors living with Dementia
  • 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
  • Excellent Assessment and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent 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

We will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.

 Carefor values equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms and recruits qualified individuals at all occupational levels that reflect the diversity of our clients and our community. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce. If you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please let your TA Coordinator know or contact us in confidence at jobs@carefor.ca providing notice in advance. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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