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Adult Day Program Assistant (T)

Requisition ID: 451  
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.  
Service: Long Term Care Services 
Branch: LTC (Carleton Lodge) Branch 
Employment Type: Multiple Casual Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside  
Salary Information: $27.312  - $31.958 per hour (2019 rates of pay)  
Location: Carleton Lodge, 55 Lodge Rd R.R. 2   
Job Category: Administrative and Support Services  
Application Close: 03/10/2022 


The Community and Social Services Department is committed to an equitable and inclusive hiring process and supports a workforce that reflects the diverse population of Ottawa. In addition to meeting the operation requirements of the position, valued assets include:  

  • lived experience and identity as a member of Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour communities and/or as a Person with Disabilities, or member of other equity groups
  • experience working with diverse communities or groups historically facing the greatest systemic and structural barriers
  • knowledge of social welfare systems, community demographics and the related social economic realities of diverse groups  
  • demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace  
  • ability to apply an equity and inclusion lens to customer service and to internal decision-making processes  
  • the ability to communicate in a language other than French or English


The Recreation & Leisure Centre is responsible for the planning, coordinated development, management and implementation of recreation, leisure, therapy and volunteer activities, programs, services and initiatives to the residents of a municipal long term care facility.

You are responsible for implementing and facilitating a variety of recreation and leisure activities for clients, including designing programs tailored to meet the client needs; providing personal care to clients; and consulting with the client, recreation staff, and other service providers to ensure programs meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the clients, with an emphasis on client safety and engagement.


Completion of Grade 12 

Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a geriatric recreation setting and a demonstrated ability to communicate and motivate clients with varying degrees of dementia.  


  • Safe transfer techniques
  • Knowledge of the needs of seniors and Adult Day Program clients
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach techniques;
  • Montessori Methods for Dementia;
  • Knowledge of and experience with healthcare technology software (GOLDCARE), recording and reporting on client status, RAI-CHA computer generated health care reports.
  • Knowledge of corporate computer software and systems including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Ability to respond to and follow emergency procedures
  • Record and report on client status
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Deliver programs for cognitively impaired, physically frail and aged clients in accordance with their individual needs
  • Dependability and reliability
  • Self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Initiative, thoroughness
  • Working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation.
  • Problem solving 
  • Work effectively with others
  • Physically fit to perform assigned duties
  • Ability to successfully complete all required on the job training (e.g.: Health & Safety)


  • Language Requirement: English, oral, reading, writing required.    
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.  
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 


The City of Ottawa has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination by November 15, 2021 as a condition of employment.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.