25 Jan 2012

Part-Time Kitchener: Personal Assistant to client with William’s Syndrome

tanyamacintyreKitchener, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CLIENT WITH WILLIAM’S SYNDROME

Kind, caring, energetic, organized, and committed individual to help a 22-year old with William’s Syndrome become more independent in his own creative housing option, and assist with the transition into a new community in the Kitchener/Waterloo area.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4-8pm

4-6pm

4-6pm

4-6pm

2-5:30pm

Competitive salary and professional training is provided through Extend-A-Family in Kitchener/Waterloo.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • HAVE FUN! Help client pursue activities he is passionate about
  • Prepare/cook meals – lunch and dinner Monday to Friday
  • Grocery shopping
  • Provide companionship and understanding of daily challenges (cognitive)
  • Assist with exercise program(s) in the community & at home
  • Coach in remembering personal hygiene routine/weekly chores
  • Assist with initiating and keeping friendships alive
  • Take client out in community – Chapters, Rec. centre, mall for social skills training
  • Job coach – Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory – weekly volunteer position
  • Practice fire drills for safety in the home
  • Transit/bus training – Grand River Transit

Required skills/experience:

  • Minimum High School diploma
  • Training in a related field or a student in training
  • Strong communication skills (for encouragement, redirecting)
  • Reliable and mature – patience/persistence required with redirecting client to focus on completing tasks

Assets: 

  • Speaking another language other than English
  • Interest in music, theatre, reading and travel
  • Interest in other cultures/traditions/cooking
  • First Aid and CPR training (can provide training if required)
  • Police Check – Vulnerable sector
  • Vehicle preferred, but will consider candidate with extensive knowledge and use of public transit

SEND RESUME IN WORD FORMATtanyamacintyre@gmail.com

How to Apply

SEND RESUME IN WORD/PDF FORMAT TO tanyamacintyre@gmail.com

Job Categories: Personal Support Worker. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Kitchener. Salary: $10-$15 Per Hour.

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