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The Opportunity – Activity Coordinator
As part of the care team at Richmond Care Home, the Activity Coordinator assists residents with activities that support their emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. The Activity Coordinator reports to the Supervisor at Richmond Care Home, and supports the care team in monitoring the behaviours and needs of each resident.
Richmond Care Home is not accessible by public transit. The successful candidate MUST have their own means of transportation.
You will make an impact in the following ways:
- Contribute to the development and revision of client’s service plans in collaboration with the team
- Help create and maintain a peaceful,’ normalized,’ home-like environment for guests
- Reports all changes in client condition/situation
- Use interpersonal skills to build caring/helping relationships with clients
- Provide personal support as directed by nurse or per client care plan; assistance in walking, climbing or descending stairs or eating
- Monitoring and maintaining resident and household safety
- Recognizing the social and emotional needs of clients
- Meal set-up and assistance
- Light housekeeping/cleaning
- Laundering of clothes and linens; laundry for incontinence
- Setting priorities for to effectively utilize time, energy, supplies and equipment
- Completing assignments in the assigned length of time
- Suggest changes in Client Profile as necessary
What we offer you:
- Competitive base salary
- Health and dental benefits
- Defined benefit pension program
- Work life balance
- Employee assistance program
- Professional development opportunities
- A collaborative team culture that supports making a difference in the lives of our clients
We are looking for an individual who:
- Has experience organizing and running social & recreational activities
- Demonstrated ability to work with seniors requiring support
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent assessment skills
- Excellent Interpersonal skills
- Ability to take direction well
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work in a team environment
You will need to have:
- Diploma, or Certificate in Recreation, Gerontology, Social Service Work or other related discipline
- Current Standard First Aid
- Current CPR - Level C
- Valid drivers licence and liability insurance an asset
- Dementia education/courses as asset
- Minimum of one year experience working with the seniors living with dementia, special needs or equivalent
Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.
Please visit www.carefor.ca to learn about the range of programs and services we offer to the Champlain Region.
Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.
How to apply:
If you feel this position is for you and would like to be a part of our Carefor Team, please submit your resume along with any questions you may have via e-mail to Jobs@Carefor.ca.