VON Canada Activity Assistant, Adult Day Program Part Time in Amherst, NS

VON Canada

Branch Amherst NS CA

Activity Assistant, Adult Day Program
Amherst, NS

Contribute to the development of the care plan for each client admitted to the program. Assist clients with ADL as required….

VON Cumberland is looking for an Activity Assistant to work directly with clients, staff and volunteers in the Adult Day Program. Working with the Program Coordinator, the Activity Assistant will carry out activities as determined by program and client needs.


  • Contribute to the development of the care plan for each client admitted to the program
  • Implement social and recreational programs as planned by the coordinator
  • Assist clients with ADL as required
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator to identify risk factors and introduce interventions to minimize and eliminate client incidents
  • Ensure safety and security measures for the client, volunteers and staff
  • Maintain appropriate records/documentation and clients progress notes


  • Experience working with adults, especially individuals with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities
  • Currently enrolled in or completion of courses in Gerontology and/or Therapeutic Recreation is an asset
  • 3-5 years of recent experience in an Adult Day Services or working with groups of clients is an asset
  • Ability to work collaboratively, be a team player and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Must have valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to lift, transfer or assist clients as needed
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk sit, stand, climb stairs; Repetitive fine hand movements.

    VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further information and contact details.

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Amherst, Cumberland County

Nova Scotia [NS]

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Career advancement opportunities
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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Amherst, NS, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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