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Kipling Acres (West Toronto) - Various Positions

Initiative: Job Incentive Program (JIP) 
Requisition ID: 118 
Employer: Senior Services and Long-Term Care 
Job Location: Canada (CA) 
Additional Location Details:Kipling and Rexdale Blvd. 
Job Stream: Health Care/Personal Support 
Job Type: Voluntary, Part-Time 
Number of Positions Open:
Posting End Date: 12/31/2020 
Travel Required: None 
Educational Requirements:Some High School 

 

Job Incentive Program - Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for unpaid work experience opportunities through the Job Incentive Program, interested candidates must be in receipt of OW (Ontario Works) or ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) and living in Toronto.

 

Candidates will be contacted only if selected to move forward in the process.

 

Long-Term Care Homes and Services is committed to providing exemplary long-term care services to residents and clients, and to actively participating in the creation of an effective continuum of care through strong partnerships with other health care organizations and community partners

 

Kipling Acres

2233 Kipling Avenue
Etobicoke ON M9W 4L3

Kipling Acres serves 262 residents, not only seniors but a large number of young adults as well. First opened in 1959 and situated on 20 acres of beautiful property, its residents and staff represent the cultural diversity that makes Toronto a special city. Kipling Acres has a long tradition of providing quality care in a home-like environment and is an important part of its northern Etobicoke community.

 

 

  • List of Placements:  (see descriptions below)
  • Dining Enhancement (*new)
  • Meal Time Assistance (*new)
  • Greeter
  • Programs and Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Volunteer Committee Member
  • Bistro/Tea Room
  • Bar/Pub/Happy Hour
  • Hair Salon - Customer Service
  • Library Computer Assistant (no current placements)
  • Computer Assistant (no current placements)

Qualifications for all positions:

  • Basic English skills
  • Police records check (vulnerable sector screen) for work within long-term care environment
  • Interest in working with seniors
  • Interest in working in a long term care environment
  • Patience, a positive attitude, adaptability and willingness to learn are essential qualities for success in this position

 

 

Placement  Titles

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Meal Time Assistance

 

Performs duties which add enjoyment to the dining experience, including   directly assisting assigned residents to eat their meals.

Major Activities

  • Welcoming residents to the dining room, engaging residents in social conversation, portering residents to/from the dining room, directing residents to their   assigned table, offering a warm cloth at end of meal, encouraging residents   to eat, assist a resident to put on a clothing protector, helping to cut meat   or open containers, communicate residents intake to staff, etc. This role   also includes directly assisting assigned residents to eat their meals.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to interact successfully with   seniors with varying physical and cognitive abilities; Skills in   communicating with seniors who have dementia or other debilitating illnesses;   Gaining knowledge of general practices required to support residents during   mealtime service in long-term care. Skills in cueing and feeding seniors.

 

Qualifications

  • Basic English skills
  • Police records check vulnerable sector screen for work within long-term care   environment

Dining Enhancement

 

Performs duties which add enjoyment to the dining experience without   providing direct eating assistance

Major Activities:

  • Welcoming residents to the dining room, engaging residents in social conversation,  portering residents to/from the dining room, directing residents to their  assigned table, offering a warm cloth at end of meal, encouraging residents   to eat, assist a resident to put on a clothing protector, helping to cut meat   or open containers, communicate residents intake to staff, etc. THIS ROLE   DOES NOT INCLUDE FEEDING RESIDENTS.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to interact successfully with seniors with varying physical and cognitive   abilities; Skills in communicating with seniors who have dementia or other   debilitating illnesses; Gains knowledge of practices required to support   residents during mealtime service in long-term care.

 

Qualifications:

  • Basic English skills
  • Police records check vulnerable sector screen for work within long-term care   environment

GREETER

 

Be the first face   people see upon entering the long-term care home by providing customer   service. This is a great opportunity for social interaction as you will be   responsible to greet, provide direction and share information

Major Activities:

  • Ensure visitors and guests sign in and complete self-screen forms,   direct to hand cleaning, answer questions and provide information and   direction

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service skills

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

 

Assist with the   daily activities associated with social/recreational programming for the   LTCHS facility, including the provision of assistance to Day Centre members   to facilitate their participation in centre activities.

Major Activities:

  • Facilitate participant access to activities
  • Encourage resident participation in various activities, programs and   services that take place as a part of the social and recreational programming   for the home and in Day Centres (including discussions, outings, exercises,   crafts, games, etc).
  • Assist in serving refreshments and helping members with meals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Exposure to a wide variety of senior conditions including dementia,   social isolation, etc.
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Have the opportunity for interaction with group members in a variety   of recreational and social activities
  • Gain an understanding of social programming for seniors

Additional Qualifications for Programs and Services:

  • Basic math skills

GIFT SHOP

 

Basic operation of   Gift shop including unpacking merchandise, price labeling, selling, assisting   customers, explaining items

Major Activities:

  • Operating a cash register
  • Inventory control
  • Merchandise display

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service skills
  • Retail sales clerk and retail management experience

Additional Qualifications for Gift Shop:

  • Basic math skills

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

Various   opportunities exist for Committee Work within the Homes including   fundraising, special events and projects (i.e., Black History Month)

Major Activities:

  • Membership on a committee requires attending meetings, taking notes,   following up on tasks, setting agendas, sending out committee correspondence   and arranging meeting rooms

Learning Outcomes:

  • Meeting, planning and organizing skills; working as part of a team; decision and consensus making, budgeting and fund-raising skills

BISTRO/TEA ROOM

 

Basic operation of   bistro/tea room including presentation of merchandise; making coffee/tea;   providing juice and snacks; assisting customers and selling items

 

Major Activities:

  • Making hot beverages; checking supply and stocking up; toasting items (bagels, English muffins);operate a cash register; give change; chat with   customers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service skills; barista skills; cash handing; beverage preparation and snack display for those seeking coffee house experience

Additional Qualifications for Bistro/Tea Room:

  • Basic math skills

CUSTOMER SERVICE - HAIR   SALON:

Assisting the hairdresser   in a salon environment with general duties such as roller removal, towel   folding, sweeping and record keeping

Major Activities:

  • Providing customer service to residents visiting the hair salon in a friendly environment

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service skills; social interaction; appointment scheduling; some aesthetician skills while observing and assisting within a beauty shop and salon environment

BAR/PUB/HAPPY HOUR

 

Serving   refreshments to residents in Bar/Pub/Happy Hour

 

Major Activities:

  • Serving beer, wine, liquor and pop as per policy to residents attending bar/happy hour; setting out snacks and refreshments

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service experience, have the opportunity for social  interaction and will receive Smart Serve Ontario responsible alcohol beverage service training

COMPUTER ASSISTANT

(no current placements)

 

Share your   knowledge and skills by assisting residents with basic computer programs like   Word, Excel, internet searching, printing and e-mail functions

Major Activities:

  • Assist residents at their own pace with basic computer work

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced computer and customer service skills

Additional Qualifications for Computer Assistant

  • Intermediate Microsoft computer skills

LIBRARY COMPUTER   ASSISTANT

(no current placements)

 

Basic assistance in   Resident Library including tracking items on loan; receiving requests for   books; maintaining inventory of books and magazines

Major Activities:

  • Shelving and stacking of books in Library; taking mobile library cart into resident areas; assisting residents to select reading and audio book materials

Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer service skills; learn filing, organizing, alphabetical and card catalogue sorting and can improve literacy skills

Additional Qualifications for Library Computer Assistant:

  • Knowledge of alphabetical filing

 

Days per week:  LTC operates 7 days per week.  Days of participation will be determined based on needs of individual sites.

 

Hours per month (not to exceed 70 hours):  25-70 hours/month (number of hours will be determined based on needs of individual sites.  Generally, hours are from Monday-Friday, minimum three hour shifts between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

 

Duration of placement:  three months with the possibility of extension

 

Note:

  1. The City has the authority to conduct police reference checks on people applying for specific volunteer positions located in areas that would deal with children and/or vulnerable adults. Volunteers being considered for any of these positions will be required by the host division to complete a police reference check.
  2. Some placements require volunteers to be tested for Tuberculosis and be inoculated against certain communicable diseases such as Hepatitis B and the flu for health and safety reasons. This may apply to volunteers considered for placements only in specific areas (e.g. Homes for the Aged, Emergency Medical Services, Children's Services).

 

For further assistance, visit a local Toronto Employment & Social Services Location.

 

Notice of Collection Statement

Toronto Employment and Social Services collects personal information through the Employment Opportunities System (EOS) under the legal authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, SO 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, s 136(c), the Ontario Works Act, 1997, SO 1997, Chapter 25, Schedule A, ss 3, 4 and 6, the Ontario Works Act, 1997, Ontario Regulation 134/98, General, Part III and the City of Toronto By-law No 1319-2008.  The personal information is used for the purpose of determining your suitability or eligibility for employment opportunities or for placement in volunteer opportunities at the City of Toronto. The personal information may be shared as deemed necessary with a specific Employer and may be used for reporting purposes. In addition, Ontario Works recipient's (including Ontario Disability Support Program recipient) SAMS ID is collected for the purposes of determining suitability for Ontario Works specific opportunities.  Questions about this collection can be directed to the Manager, Community Labour Market, Toronto Employment and Social Services, Metro Hall, 11th Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6, or by telephone at 416-397-5627.