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About the Position
Position Number: 3
Position Title: Adult Day Day Program Support - St. Marys
Organization Name: VON Perth Huron
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Senior Services
Position Description: • Assist in the provision of therapeutic recreational programs
• Assisting with program delivery, set-up and clean up
• Greeting and welcoming clients to the centre
• Assisting clients to participate in program activities under staff direction
• Engage in one to one and/or group socialization with clients
• Monitor client safety and address any safety issues that arise
• Follow VON standards for infection prevention and control (e.g. hand hygiene)
• Report to the supervisor any concerns regarding the well-being of the clients
• Attend in-service training as arranged by the branch, including initial orientation
• Attend volunteer meetings as arranged
• Other duties as arranged by supervisor
Goal of Position: To provide support in the Adult Day Away program.

The Adult Day Away program is a support service that provides supervised individualized programming in a group setting for adults to assist in achieving and maintaining their maximum level of functioning. This service may also prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization and provide respite and information for caregivers. These structured, comprehensive, non-residential programs provide a variety of health, social, recreational and related support services in a safe setting.

Volunteers assist with programming and one to one activities making the clients’ time at the ADP as enjoyable and safe as possible.
Position Benefits: • Working as part of a dedicated team committed to serving the needs of the community
• Experience working with seniors and adults living with disabilities
• Educational opportunities
• Personal growth and satisfaction
• Excellent volunteer recognition
• A reference may be provided upon request
Training Details: 1. Application
2. Personal interview
3. References
4. Police records check as required
Position Qualifications: • Comfort/experience in working with persons with cognitive and/or physical disabilities
• Comfort/experience in working in a group-based social activity program
• Ability to demonstrate good communication and active listening skills
• Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to set clear boundaries
• Respect for privacy and confidentiality
• Dependability and trustworthiness
• Compassion and caring
• An appreciation for person-centred care
Time Commitment: Week Day Morning, Week Day Afternoon
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date: 2019-03-26
Min Age: 14
Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Newcomers
Location: Saint Marys, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): St. Marys
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
How to Apply
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.von.ca/en/perth/
Contact: Jay Bodrog
Phone: 1-800-265-5176 Ext. 4237
Address: Perth and Huron County Perth and Huron County, Postal Code



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