Overview

Program Overview – Adult Day Program, Community Care

The Community Care Unit provides a holistic approach to care at home for seniors and caregivers who are vulnerable, at risk and/or marginalized.  The unit provides a wide range of programs such as Assisted Living Services, Social Work, Meals-on-Wheels, Adult Day programs, and transportation, which enable seniors to be as independent as possible in their homes.  The unit also provides a variety of socio-recreational/wellness programs, which enhance quality of life and promote the health of older adults.

What You Will Do

Provide personal care to high-risk, frail clients.
Assist clients with personal and hygiene needs (e.g. dietary needs, medication reminders, toileting, lifts and transfers, grooming, clean-up or bathing, etc.)
Escort and transport clients to and from the program assisting with client arrivals and departures.
Prepare snacks and meals and serve food to clients, including those who require feeding.
Assist clients in their activities of daily living.
Set up/clean up before and after program activities.
Assist the program staff in carrying out program activities in a supportive capacity.

What You Bring to the Team

Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized Community College program.
Minimum one (1) year experience working with seniors and providing personal care for frail and disabled seniors/adults (eg. toileting, transfers, lifts, grooming, cleaning up, bathing).
Food handling certification a strong asset.

What Will Set You Apart

Good communication, verbal, written, listening and reporting skills.
Able to work effectively within a team.
Able to be flexible and demonstrate good judgment in assessing client needs.
Provide service in a culturally sensitive manner.
Knowledge of gerontological issues, health care, and social service systems.
Calm, patient, warm, and non-judgmental attitude and approach.
Able to keep a hygienic, clean, and disinfected environment to comply with health and safety requirements.

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Compensation

$31,394

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-033-CC in the subject line, to careers@woodgreen.org.

About WoodGreen Community Services

Who We Are

A United Way Anchor Agency, WoodGreen combines significant scale and a proven track record with an entrepreneurial mindset, continuously seeking and developing innovative solutions to critical social needs.

Now in our 81st year, we are one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year.  We’re a group of diverse individuals who value respect, excellence, compassion, integrity, and team work.