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Job Number:  37899
Program Assistant Ref# 121-17
Job Posted: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017
(64 days ago)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $20.29 to $21.83/per hour



COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our Website at www.costi.org.


The Seniors’ Day Program offers valuable respite to caregivers of seniors who have Alzheimer's or other dementia, while providing the patient with important cognitive and social stimulation that may slow the disease's progress.  The Program, sponsored by the Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario, is designed for Italian seniors diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s or dementia. 


This is a contract non- union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week





  • Assist and support program coordinator in providing care to meet the needs of clients at the Senior Day Program,
  • Provide personal related care to client base on individual needs including toileting, lifting/transferring, feeding, food cutting, mobility assistance
  • Operate mobility devices (e.g. rollator, wheelchair, electric scooter) to aid in the lift/transfer of clients according to the established guidelines for the safe and proper usage of such equipment.
  • Escorting clients in and out of program site in a safe manner,
  • Assist clients in participating daily activities including gaming, exercise and socializing,
  • Lead group exercise
  • Conduct various tasks such as assisting with set up, cleaning and sterilizing equipment and maintaining equipment,
  • Support and respect clients’ independence, dignity, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing,
  • Report to and assist program coordinator for issues and concerns related to clients’ care.
  • Collaborate with all members of the client care team.





  • Personal Support Worker Diploma/Certificate from an accredited Community college or educational institute.
  • 1 year of previous experience providing care to senior clients in a group setting
  • Registration in good standing with the Ontario Personal Support Worker Registry, as may be required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Possess knowledge of the Long Term Care Homes Act and Regulations
  • Ability to communicate with clients who are cognitively impaired and deal with responsive behaviors
  • Certificate in Dementia Careor Certificate from Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia, Depression and Delirium is preferred.
  • Ability to lead/facilitate recreational and/or exercise program.
  • Must possess a current CPR and WHMIS Certificate.
  • Must possess a current Food Handling Certificate.
  • Familiar with the Italian Culture
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Italian. All other languages considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide client-centered care.
  • Ability to foster effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to follow directions, policies and procedures.
  • Basic computer skills an asset.


LOCATION:                                      Highway #7 and Islington, Woodbridge

DURATION:                                      Oct 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018

STARTING SALARY RANGE:         $20.29 to $21.83/per hour       

POSTING DATE:                               September 6, 2017                                                      

CLOSING DATE:                              September 19, 2017                



If you are interested, please quote Reference #121-17

and send your resume with a cover letter to:


Mr. Michael Politi

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, M6E 3P2

Email: or Fax: 416-658-8537


“We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.”


COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote Reference #121-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:
Contact Details:
Sharon Swift
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON, M6E 3P2
Tel: (647) 827-1417
www:   www.costi.org

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