COSTI Immigrant Services Program Assistant Ref#38-16 Contract in Toronto, ON

COSTI Immigrant Services

Branch Toronto ON CA

Program Assistant Ref#38-16
Toronto, ON

Services to newcomers. Support and respect clients’ independence, dignity, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing,….


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 types of 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.

These are non-union contract positions scheduled to work between 30 and 35 hours per week

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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 other recognized educational institute.

1 year of previous experience providing care to senior clients in a group home 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.

Demonstrated 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 Care or Certificate from Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia, Depression and Delirium is considered an asset.

Ability to lead/facilitate recreational and/or exercise programs.

Must possess a current CPR and WHMIS Certificate.

Must possess a current Food Handling Certificate.

Familiar with and understands 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: May 24, 2016 to April 24, 2017 (Pending Confirmation)

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $20.18 to $21.72 per hour + benefits

POSTING DATE: April 26, 2016

CLOSING DATE: May 9, 2016

If you are interested, please quote Reference #38-16

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: [ anti-spam measure – please enable javascript to view ] 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.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-04-28
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