peopleCare has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year in a row! We are a growing Canadian owned and family-operated organization in senior living. We strive to exceed expectations. Our staff are engaged and enthusiastic about providing excellent care to our residents. We are constantly evolving and encourage out-of-the box thinking and ideas. We are looking for talented people who embrace change with a positive attitude. Offering great wellness and recognition programs is important to us.
peopleCare is once again Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest award possible through Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program. This notable distinction is thanks to the efforts of our outstanding team of skilled and dedicated individuals working collaboratively with our partners to drive excellence in operations, care, and services. Noted as a great place to work, other strengths highlighted in our Report include peopleCare’s investment in leadership development and staff education, high level of engagement in our communities, and building meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships to address staffing shortages and drive positive systemic change.
These are exciting times at peopleCare, and we are growing exponentially as we expand our horizons and continue to open a new world of opportunities to honour our vision to change the world of Senior Living! Together we are raising the bar in changing the world of senior living as a Best Managed Company, by providing excellent care and creating meaningful experiences for residents, families, staff, and partners.
We are looking for your talents and ideas. If you enjoy challenges, strive to increase efficiency, and enjoy working with people – then apply to the great opportunity below!
As a member of the peopleCare Management team, this position assesses the life enrichment needs of each resident related to the physical, psychological, social, recreational, and spiritual needs in accordance with legislative requirements. The Director of Programs plans and directs the implementation and regular evaluation of the programs for the facility maintaining the philosophy of peopleCare.
Reports to: Executive Director/Administrator
Participates in initial assessments of residents
Develop resident Care Plan
Participates in multi-disciplinary resident care conferences to coordinate the life enrichment/service needs
Maintains awareness of changes in conditions or behaviours of residents to modify programs/care plans
Notifies nursing staff of any observed changes and documents in a progress note
Maintains records of initial assessments and programs for each resident
Reviews and updates assessments and programs regularly
Communicates departmental activities to residents, staff, families, and the community to encourage participation in programs
Maintains all required records, reports, statistics in accordance with policies and procedures and legislative requirements
Coordinates the volunteer program for the facility, including recruiting and orienting volunteers
Directs and evaluates volunteer activities
Coordinates and evaluates the Pastoral Care activities
Ensures Resident’s Council / Family Council activities are facilitated in accordance with legislative requirements
Works cooperatively with staff, students, other departments, volunteers, and families to meet resident needs
Plans, organizes, and directs the implementation of the life enrichment programs
Provides work direction, instruction and guidance to department staff and audits
Keeps informed and current on changes to Health and Safety legislation
Ensures department maintains a safe workplace environment through implementation of safe work practices and service guidelines
Encourages staff participation in in-service education programs
Coordinates appropriate training for staff
Trains staff related to the use of specific policies and procedures, provincial guidelines, and standards from the MOHLTC
Participates in committees/teams/task forces related to health, safety, and Infection Control
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
3 years progressive related experience
Undergraduate University Degree or equivalent in areas of Activation, Kinesiology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, Recreation Leadership