Job Posting 90994

Life Enrichment Staff
Indus Community Services
Halton / Peel area
closed 6 days ago (Thu, 26 Jan)
full time

Job Position: Life Enrichment Staff (LES)

Department: Health Services

Status: Full-Time – 35 hours per week

Location: Mississauga & Brampton

Compensation: $23.00 per hour plus benefits


Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.

 

Vision: To be leaders in building strong and inclusive communities.


Mission: We are a community benefit organization focused on building resilient and healthy communities by offering person-centered, anti-oppressive programs and services.


Position Summary:

Under the general guidance of the Manager, and in collaboration with the LES Team the incumbent is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of daily activities and programs for Adult Day Services (ADS) participants. Additionally, the incumbent is assigned as the primary worker to support individual participants’ successful experience within the program and in ensuring a client centered philosophy.

Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)


* In conjunction with the Recreation Specialist, responsible for the planning and delivery of culturally sensitive, language specific activities for participants.
* Lead, implement, and conduct activities based on participant’s interests, capabilities and consistent with their care plans.
* Actively seek information about participant’s experience to adjust the daily plan for each, and to adjust the quality of activities and events.
* Facilitate program to maximize participant engagement, provide opportunities for participation in programs/activities and provide leadership opportunities to participants.
* Review new participant profiles and orientate the new participants to the program.
* Develop full cycle programming plans including supplies/items required, for Manager review and approval.
* In conjunction with the LES team:
* Plan clusters to maximize participant involvement in the program/activity.
* Monitor and facilitate participants’ needs including changing needs are identified and effectively managed.
* Identify additional service needs such as foot care or bathing services and notify the Client Care Counsellor (CCC).
* Complete all required documentation including any changes in participant’s condition.
* Support and assist the CCC in identifying and addressing participant needs in a timely manner.
* Review and implement care plans on a regular schedule.
* Assist participants with feeding, toileting and personal care and act as backup to the Personal Support Staff as needed/ assigned.
* Identify program supplies needed, ensure they are available and in good condition
* Prepare and submit statistical and progress reports as required.
* Ensure effective communication within the multi-disciplinary service team and with participants and caregivers.
* Train and supervise volunteers and student placements as assigned.
* Interact with the participants in a professional and polite manner.
* Ensure the safety and security of program participants at all times.
* Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
* Adopt safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately.
* Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills:

* Post-secondary education in Recreational Therapy, Gerontology, Social Work, and/or a Health-related field with gerontology focus and/or working in a community health care environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
* Direct experience working with frail, elderly and/or cognitively impaired seniors and knowledge of their unique needs.
* Demonstrated experience and skills in working with the frail, elderly and cognitively impaired.
* Experience with activation techniques with the ability to continually motivate program participants.
* Must have experience in program planning, and demonstrated dynamic leadership skills in a group setting.
* Knowledge of a broad range of social, health and community services available in the GTA.
* Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
* Self-directed, self-motivated with a positive attitude and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
* Ability to prioritize, multi-task and shift approaches and priorities quickly in response to program participants’ needs and interests.
* Excellent oral and written English skills are required and one or more South Asian language.
* Proficiency in MS Office, Email and internet applications.
* Sensitivity to people from different socio-economic backgrounds with an equity lens.
* Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and to work from any Indus work-site.
* Successful candidates must provide current CPR and First aid certification and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
* It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Indus' legal obligations.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically to by 12:00pm, January 26th, 2023 . Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of “Life Enrichment Staff (LES) ” - (insert your name)’

 

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 


Posting Date: January 11th, 2023

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