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Seven Oaks (East Toronto) - Various Positions

Initiative: Job Incentive Program (JIP) 
Requisition ID: 509 
Employer: Senior Services and Long-Term Care 
Job Location: Canada (CA) 
Additional Location Details:Neilson and Ellesmere 
Job Stream: Health Care/Personal Support 
Job Type: Voluntary, Part-Time 
Number of Positions Open: 10 
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

 

Seven Oaks

9 Neilson Road

Scarborough, On M1E 5E1

Seven Oaks, located in Scarborough, serves 249 residents, including 2 short stay beds.  The name Seven Oaks was originally the name given to the farm located at Military Trail and Ellesmere Road.  Over time, the area between Ellesmere and Highway 401 became known as Seven Oaks.  In 1966 - 67, a subdivision amended Seven Oaks was built in the area, and this home for the aged was designed to become part of this new community.

 

Placement Titles at this location:  (see descriptions below)

  • Dining Enhancement
  • Meal Time Assistance
  • Programs and Services (Recreation)
  • Volunteer Committee Member
  • Hair Salon - Customer Service
  • Computer Assistant

 

Qualifications for all positions:

  • Intermediate English skills (oral and reading comprehension)
  • 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 Title:

 

Meal Time Assistance

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

  • Welcoming residents to the dining room, engaging residents in social conversation, partnering residents to/from the dining room, directing residents to their assigned table, offering a warm cloth at end of meal, encouraging residents to eat, assisting a resident to put on a clothing protector, helping to cut meat or open containers, communicating 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 caring for and feeding seniors.

 

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate 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.

  • Welcoming residents to the dining room, engaging residents in social conversation, partnering 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; gaining knowledge of general practices required to support residents during mealtime service in long-term care.

Qualifications:

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

 

Programs and Services (Recreation)

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.

  • 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  

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 social programming for seniors

Additional Qualifications for Programs and Services (Recreation):

  • 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)

  • 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

 

Hair Salon - Customer Service 

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

  • 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

 

 

Computer Assistant

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

  • 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

 

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, and 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.