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Activity Assistant

The Friends

Activity Assistant

The Friends

Parry Sound, ON

From $17.77 an hour – Part-time, Casual, Permanent


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From $17.77 an hour

Job type





  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Full Job Description

The enthusiastic Activity Assistant works in the The Friends Adult Day Program as part of a dynamic team to deliver engaging, meaningful and goal directed social and group programming appropriate for seniors, reporting to the Activationist. Delivery of programs are for frail elderly, cognitively impaired and physically challenged. The Assistant supports activities of daily living with clients such as meal preparation, eating, use of mobility aids and bathroom if required. Interested in delivering virtual programming with virtual reality goggles, zoom, table, Obie? Our virtual programming is growing.

Weekly programming allows caregivers a welcome and regular day of respite. At the same time, the program encourages participants with guided opportunities for social activities in a safe and welcoming local environment alleviating the need for extensive travel for participants.

On-site training with a skilled team of staff.


  • Experience working with the elderly in support of activities of daily living
  • Clear understanding of the importance of verbal communication skills
  • Interest/knowledge of RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES and delivery of such
  • Valid driver’s license/insurance and ability to commute to site location
  • Ability and willingness to be a team player
  • Ability to be self-directed
  • Discretion in confidential matters and understanding of professional boundaries
  • Flexibility to adapt to client/programming changes quickly as needed
  • Enthusiastically able to lead group activities
  • demonstrated ability to follow policy/procedures for programming, health and safety as well as timely transfer of information

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Casual
Part-time hours: 10-24 per week

Salary: From $17.77 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
On site programs follow Public Health guidelines for personal protective equipment, disinfection, handwashing as required to manage in a group setting.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Parry Sound, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • driver’s license and vehicle (preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (preferred)

Expected start date: 2022-07-04

Hiring Insights:  Hiring 2 candidates for this role

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