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Activity Coordinator

The Opportunity: Activity Coordinator

Posting Date: June 26, 2024

Under the supervision on the Residential Program Manager, the Recreation Coordinator plans and implements daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal program activities and events that are cost effective, interesting, interactive and client centred, taking into consideration each of the resident’s interests, capabilities and needs. The Recreation Coordinator assists and support residents in attending activities and to encourage them to actively participate. He/She provides orientation and supervision to all volunteers working in the program. 

This is a Temporary Full Time position.

Who we are: 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. Please visit https://www.careforconnect.ca for more information.
Job Description
  • What You Will Do:
    • Coordinating, implementing and carrying out activities
    • Identify the interests and abilities of residents to plan and implement appropriate activities.
    • Keep residents informed of activities and obtain input from residents to evaluate the value of activities.
    • Involve as many residents as possible in each activity by reminding residents to attend, bringing residents to activities or working with other staff to bring residents to activities.
    • Work with volunteers to arrange and implement activities.
    • Supervise volunteers as assigned and report concerns with regards to volunteers to the CSS Manager
    • MOW- track quarterly inventory of stock, order MOW supplies on a monthly base, receive client referrals for MOW program and pack meals for individual clients and all 5 depots.
    • Support the Manager of CSS at Public/educational displays and kiosks
    • Responsible to tidy up and store material, equipment and supplies after an activity.
    • Is knowledgeable about the volunteer role and expectations and works within those guidelines.
    • Ensures that all dealings with residents, suppliers and other parties are kept at arm’s length to avoid the possibility of actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
    • Participates in Quality management activities e.g. surveys, keeping attendance records, reporting on resident response to activities.
    • Implements changes in activities to improve quality.
    • Completes incident reports for incidents involving residents or volunteers.
    • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
    • Knowledgeable about the fire plan and emergency procedures
    • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
    • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
    • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents
  • Qualifications
    • Diploma in recreation/leisure studies from a recognized community College, University or equivalent
    • Courses in Gerontology or Activation/Recreation is an asset
    • Current CPR level C Certificate, required
  • Experience
    • Experience working with the elderly and disabled adults; minimum 2 years
    • Experience working with volunteers
    • Experience within the Health Care sector
  • Skills
    • Leadership and team building skills
    • Empathetic and understanding of the needs of the elderly and/or persons with physical or mental disabilities.
    • Must be able to communicate well, both written and verbal
    • Awareness of community resources
    • Ability to identify priorities and organize workload
    • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
    • Ability to problem solve and work independently
    • Able to identify appropriate tasks and delegate to volunteers
    • Flexible schedule, required to work evenings and/or weekends as required by the activity program
    • Driver’s license and the ability to drive the Carefor van
    • Ability to bend, stand, sit, kneel for short periods of time
    • Ability to climb stairs, push or pull carts, or wheelchairs with person in it
  • What we have to offer you

    Term:                              July 22, 2024, to September 16, 2024 (or                                                    return of incumbent)

    Hours of work:             1.0 FTE or 75 hours bi-weekly

    Union:                            Non-Union

    Rate of pay:                  $19.67 per hour

About us:

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.

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

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.

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