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ADP Assistant, Career Opportunity in Cochrane, Alberta

Job description


With a passion for care towards clients, families and team members, the Adult Day Support Program Assistant is responsible for providing outstanding care and support to clients, families and volunteers within their designated scope of practice. The ADP Assistant demonstrates responsiveness to the holistic needs of clients by assisting with activities of daily living, promoting choices, maintaining dignity and facilitating client independence, through a varied and challenging program of activities.

Essential duties, responsibilities, and performance measures

  • Resident Centered Care: Promotes service excellence and is responsive to the residents’ needs in accordance with resident care plans, policies and procedures.
  • Documentation: Accurate, comprehensive, and timely documentation of residents’ participation and progress in programs
  • Safety: Contributes to a safe environment for resident's, the team and self by understanding and adhering to safety guidelines and practices at all times. Knowledge and following of IP&C
  • Pro-active Learner: Demonstrates the vision and values of Bethany and lives out the mission of Creating Caring Communities.
  • Team Work: Cares for and actively participates and assists other employees to achieve and maintain a responsible atmosphere of resident centered care.


  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Recreational therapy assistant qualification or similar health related field preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience with geriatrics is preferred
  • Class 4 license
  • First Aid and CPR preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Has ability to assist with activities of daily living as required (as staff may be required to toilet and feed clients).
  • Able to work effectively in a physically and mentally demanding environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Good vision and hearing (with correction if needed) is required
  • Able to spend prolonged periods at a desk utilizing a computer and monitor and performing other close visual work as required (sitting, handling, touching, finger dexterity).
  • Mobility for kneeling, bending, stooping and light lifting would be utilized as able or necessary
  • Significant physical activity is required to provide mobility assistance to residents (transfers, repositioning, portering).
  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 kgs may be required.
  • May need to be on feet for extended periods standing and walking
  • Manual resident handling (e.g. may require pushing, pulling or lifting up to 20 kgs.
  • Pushing and pulling of low resistance wheeled equipment (primarily wheelchairs) up to 10 kgs.
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