Program Assistant

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:15pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


  • 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 educational institute
  • 1 year of previous experience providing care to senior clients in a group 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
  • Possess 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 preferred
  • Ability to lead/facilitate recreational and/or exercise program
  • Must possess a current CPR and WHMIS Certificate
  • Must possess a current Food Handling Certificate
  • Familiar with 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

This is a contract non- union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.
Duration of position: October 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018
Starting salary range: $20.29 to 21.83 per hour
Location: Highway #7 and Islington , Woodbridge

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #121-17 and send your resume with a covering letter to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2 


Fax: 416-658-8537

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.