ADULT DAY SERVICE WORKERApply Now Job ID 1212497 Date posted 01/29/2019
Community :GRAND FORKS
Facility :HARDY VIEW LODGE
Do you have outstanding interpersonal skills, with an excellent ability to communicate with residents and team members? We are looking for a new Adult Day Service Worker to join our team at Hardy View Lodge in Grand Forks.
The Adult Day Service Worker is responsible for meeting the needs of an assigned group of long term care residents by assisting them in carrying out established programs and activity of daily living tasks. This involves transporting residents to organized outings within the community of Grand Forks, BC.
Some additional duties of the Adult Day Services Worker included, but not limited to:
• As determined by the Recreation Therapist, carries out individual or group leisure/recreation programs such as arts, socio-cultural events, crafts, sports, music, cooking, gardening and exercises as directed; sets up and organizes furnishing and equipment for programs and/or special events, accompanies residents to programs, teaches the techniques of related programs.
• Assists residents with activity of daily living (ADL) tasks, such as using the bathroom, bathing, grooming and dressing.
• Carries out resident programs outside the facility and accompanies residents.
• Leads individual one-to-one sessions and group programs for the residents. Able to adapt general established programs to meet the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual and emotional needs of the residents, as developed in the Participant Service Plans.
• Provides input in the evaluation of each participant’s progress by observing, reporting and charting. Reports relevant observations of residents’ progress and behaviour by methods such as communicating concerns and/or changes in the resident’s condition to the Recreation Therapist and/or Supervisor. Provides suggestions for change or modifications to existing programs.
• Assists volunteers and/or students by providing functional direction during programs, 1:1, small groups, large groups, or special events. Demonstrates related techniques as required.
• Drives the supplied vehicle for established community outing according to relevant safety rules, regulations and standards; safely loads and unloads residents on and off the vehicle; completes and records pre-trip inspection, travel log, and follows established Fleet Guidelines for vehicle cleaning, fuelling, maintenance and incident reporting.
• Attends staff meetings, staff in-services, participates on committees, and attends work-related, and pre-approved conferences and seminars.
• Maintains inventory of equipment, tools, and materials by method such as preparing the purchase requisitions for signature and/or purchasing items through petty cash as directed by the Recreation Therapist.
• Works in a safe manner and keeps work area tidy.
This is a casual opportunity where offered shifts can be during the days of Tuesday to Friday and hours 08:30 to 11:00 or 11:00 to 15:30. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Interior Health requires all employees that work casual to work a minimum of 225 hours over a twelve (12) month period. Once hired into a casual position, employees become eligible to apply internal on relief and permanent positions as they become vacant. Casual employees receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.
At Interior Health we value commitment to safety and best practice and authentic accountable actions. We achieve personal and organizational goals through working together, supporting one another and celebrating our successes. Every person matters!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 12;
• Completion of a Resident Care Attendant Program;
• Two years recent related experience;
• Food Safe Certificate;
• Valid Class 4 BC Driver’s License required.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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