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Activity / Therapy Aide, Career Opportunity in South Woodslee, Ontario

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DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The activity aide will develop, implements and evaluate diversified programs and services to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual needs of all residents.
  • Identifying and assessing the residents needs to develop fulfilling activities
  • Sets up and cleans the activity area as necessary and assists with transporting residents to and from programs.
  • Participates in care conferences and other committees as required to assist in assessing needs of residents. Attends in-service education programs.
  • Meets with residents within 24 hours of admission to discuss available programs and services. Staff will provide the resident with an activity calendar and tour as appropriate.
  • Encouraging resident participation in programs and providing one to one support to residents.
  • Maintains program and resident records by using Activity Pro and PCC as well as completing RAI/MDS assessments.
  • Adheres to established department policies and procedures regarding quality improvement, fire, safety, environment and infection control.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments to meet resident needs.
  • Other duties as assigned by Resident Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proof of successful completion of a degree or diploma in Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure studies, Gerontology, Activation, Kinesiology, or other related field from College/University.
  • Successful completion of Restorative Care Education Training (RCET certificate) an asset
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired.
  • Ability to work independently and ability to manage time effectively.
  • Current CPR and Emergency First Aide & Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check and VSS if hired
  • Must be able to work flex hours including some evenings, weekend and holidays.
  • Ability to read and write English well enough to understand complex verbal and written instructions and complete written documentation required.
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