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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Program Assistant



  • 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.
  • Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Location:

    Highway #7 and Islington, Woodbridge

    Duration of Position:

    Oct 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018

    Starting Salary Range:

    $20.29 to $21.83/per hour

    Posting Date:


    Closing Date:



    This is a contract non- union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.

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

    Saniyah Farid
    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Fax: 416.658.8537

    "We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

    COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.