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AS York is hiring a number of position. Please join our team.

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Come join our team. AS York is hiring a number of positions.

If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of York Region residents impacted by dementia, the Alzheimer Society of York Region is hiring a number of positions.

Van Driver, Aurora DAY program
Part-time/Contract, 10 to 15 hours per week, split shifts

Job Posting:

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) helps improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases. We provide supportive counselling and education opportunities for individuals and families living with dementia. AS York also provide respite to caregivers and social activities for persons diagnosed with cognitive impairment through our DAY Centres.

The Alzheimer Society of York Region is seeking enthusiastic, empathetic individual to drives and operate a passenger vehicle for the purposes of providing transportation to persons with dementia to our Adult Day Program as well as occasional deliveries. General maintenance and care of the vehicle is also required. The successful candidate will report to the Aurora DAY Centre Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Transports clients to adult day program, safely assisting clients in and out of vehicles.
  • Plans and sets out most efficient route to meet schedule
  • Maintains the general maintenance and care of the vehicles and reports any relevant issues to supervisor.
  • Adheres to all Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures, including the cleaning and disinfection of vehicle exterior, interior and any equipment and supplies, the appropriate use and wearing of personal protective equipment and the completion of required training
  • Performs inventory checks of supplies and equipment in the vehicle and makes adjustments as required, reporting any errors or omissions.
  • Adhere to the policies pertaining to transit emergency situations
  • Communicates any concerns and difficulties in relation to clients’ care, food deliveries and/or motor vehicle operation to the Program Manager/designate
  • Completes all necessary documentation as required by operational policies and procedures
  • Regularly reports on any incidents or concerns to the Program Manager/designate
  • Manages crisis situations as they arise in a professional and calm manner
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned by the Program Manager/designate

Qualifications:

  • Must have 3 or more years driving experience
  • Experience driving large passenger vehicles an asset
  • Valid “G” driver’s license, “F” license preferred but not required
  • Safe driving record, Clean Drivers abstract
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check within the last 6 months
  • Experience working with persons with dementia, and/or knowledge of dementia preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and verbal)
  • Ability to manage time & routes for a streamlined transportation and deliveries experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Second language would be an asset
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Position Available:

One-part time contract Aurora van driver – must be available for split shifts (maximum three hour split shift from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekdays

Start Date: Immediately

Please reply via email: Franca Contardo, Senior Program Manager, [email protected]

Kitchen Assistant Program Worker
Thornhill D.A.Y. Centre (various days)

Job Posting:

AS York is seeking an enthusiastic, empathetic, resourceful individual to join our DAY Centre team. The successful candidate will report to the Thornhill DAY Program Manager/Acting DAY Program Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Preparing and serving meals for older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Maintain and clean D.A.Y. Centre kitchen
  • Provide support to day program participants, when necessary
  • Monitor, cleans & maintains work environment in accordance with the policies of AS York, IPAC Manual, Public Health & related legislations/regulations (ie. fire regulations, OHSA)
  • Perform other duties as required & assigned by the Program Manager/Acting Program Manager

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse cultures, older adults & persons with a cognitive impairment
  • Well organized self-starter who can multi-task, ability to prioritize & react calmly to crisis situations
  • Ability to balance the demands of the position including physical requirements on feet, bending and lifting
  • Food Handler’s Certificate preferred
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Ability to start employment immediately

Contact Information:

Alzheimer Society of York Region
Franca Contardo, Senior Program Manager
Please send resumes to [email protected]
(Email Subject should read “Kitchen Assistant”)

Submit applications by email before 5 p.m. August 15, 2022.

Casual/On-call Adult DAY Program Worker (Thornhill, Aurora and Stouffville)

Job Posting:

AS York is seeking an enthusiastic, empathetic, resourceful individual to join our DAY Centre team. The successful candidate will report to the DAY Program Manager/Senior Program Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Deliver direct client D.A.Y. Centre activity, recreation & social programming (group & individual)
  • Implement person-centred care that provides a consistent & safe approach to care & service delivery
  • Identify opportunities that will improve service delivery & meet specific client psycho-social needs
  • Monitor participant behaviours & concerns, with timely reporting of concerns & changes to the team
  • Monitor & assist client personal care needs - assist bathroom routines, support mobility needs
  • Actively participate as D.A.Y. Centre team member, providing support to co-workers, students & volunteers
  • Calmly & professionally react to crisis situations
  • Monitor, cleans & maintains work environment in accordance with the policies of AS York, IPAC Manual, Public Health & related legislations/regulations (ie. fire regulations, OHSA)
  • Participate in training & educational opportunities as required
  • Perform other duties as required & assigned by the Program Manager/Senior Program Manager

Qualifications:

  • One of the following: Personal Support Worker (PSW) Diploma/Certificate, Social Service Worker/Gerontology (SSW) Diploma, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology Diploma, Recreation Therapy/Gerontology Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience delivering dementia focused group programming in adult day program setting
  • Experience working with diverse cultures, older adults & persons with a cognitive impairment
  • Knowledge of dementia & current dementia care practices & a desire to work with this population
  • Well organized self-starter who can multi-task, ability to prioritize & react calmly to crisis situations
  • Ability to balance the demands of the position including physical requirements on feet, bending, lifting & assisting with physical demands of the program participants
  • Strong communication skills: proficient in both written & spoken English, second language an asset
  • Computer literacy, proficiency with GoldCare & MS Word
  • U-First & GPA Certifications, CPR/First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Certificate, Vulnerable Sector Screening

Position Available: Casual/On-Call Program Worker, shifts offered at three sties (Thornhill, Aurora, Stouffville); 7.5 hour shifts (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Start Date: Immediately

Please reply by email: Franca Contardo, Senior Program Manager, [email protected]

Thank you to all candidates for your interest, only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

AS York is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse population we serve. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at 905-726-3477. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Note: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to clients, staff, volunteers, students, contractors, and members of the public attending AS York, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source prior to the first day of employment with AS York. An individual is fully vaccinated if they have provided proof of vaccination in the form of a receipt from COVaxON (the Ministry’s provincial system for COVID-19 vaccination information) and 14 days have elapsed from the final dose. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation for AS York to determine if you are exempt from this requirement.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at 905-726-3477. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Send resumes to Franca Contardo, Senior Program Manager, [email protected]

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