JOB POSTING: Activity Worker, Elk Lake Day Program

Position: Activity Worker Program: Elk Lake Day Program
Reports To: Program Manager
Benchmark Match: Grid 8 ($19.98-21.85)
Bargaining Unit: HEU Benchmark
Title: Support Worker 1 (81501)
Days of Work: Monday through Thursday
Hours of Work: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Hours per Week: 26 hours
Closing Date: June 26, 2017 at 4PM

Please send your resume to sarah.crawley@icmha.ca

In accordance with the vision, purpose and values of Island Community Mental Health, client and staff safety is a priority and responsibility shared by everyone at ICMH, as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Activity Worker plans and carries out activities to meet clients’ life skills and social needs; works with adults with dementia as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Job Duties:
• Plans and implements activities with clients, encourages client participation in activities that are related to their assessed need, ability and interests re; e.g. social and communication skills, crafts completion, and leisure activities.
• Adapts and modifies established activities for members to meet the special needs of clients. Ensures health and safety concerns are addressed;
• Observes the clients and reports all changes to the Manager;
• Observes the physical environment and reports areas requiring maintenance or repair to the Manager;
• Inventories supplies and orders replacements as needed through established procedures;
• Provides direction to clients and volunteers as needed;
• Performs housekeeping duties and supervises clients/members who are performing these duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, washing dishes, laundry, etc;
• Upholds and promotes the organization’s values relating particularly to ethics and integrity;
• Attends training designed to enhance skills and knowledge;
• Ensures adherence to accreditation, regulatory, and safety standards are met at all times (WorkSafeBC, ICMH policies); • Report all emergencies and incidents to the manager and emergency services as appropriate;
• Other related duties as assigned;

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Diploma or certificate Health Care Assistant or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
• Minimum one year recent, related experience • Current certificate in First Aid and CPR, Foodsafe, & WHMIS
• Current satisfactory Criminal Record Check • Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction, an asset

Skills & Abilities:
• Understanding of the impact of dementia on behavior and functioning.
• Skills in relating with seniors with dementia in problem-solving.
• Good assessment skills.
• Capacity to introduce and teach crafts, games etc. at client appropriate levels of complexity.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team members
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position;
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize;
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients;
• Ability to analyze and resolve problems;
• Conflict resolution skills;