Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs

Posted Feb 7th, 2017 in Careers

Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs VON is Canada’s longest-standing home and community health care charity, serving more than 10,000 people in Ontario and Nova Scotia every day. Our 6,300 employees and 6,500 volunteers deliver a wide range of vital health and wellness services, helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible. As valued and responsive health system partners at the heart of home and community care, we are distinguished by our commitment to client care and by our strong community roots and local engagement.
Position Title: Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs

Employee Group: Full Time Location: Hamilton, Wentworth, ON

Position Summary

The Coordinator will facilitate cooperative operation of falls prevention and exercise programming within the VON HNHB District by liaising with retirement home and community locations, sub-contracted service delivery providers, the HNHB Rehabilitative Care Alliance and client participants.

  • Ensure that falls prevention and exercise delivery align with VON standards for quality, goal oriented programming and client-focused service
  • Work with service locations and subcontractors to negotiate efficient scheduling of group class times favoring retirement home preferences where possible
  • Identification and development of new and existing service locations to maximize class capacity and participation
  • Develop and monitor intake and referral process for retirement home residents and non-residents to ensure appropriate alignment of client needs/interests with program goals and approach to exercise and falls prevention education and supports
  • Monitor statistics for falls and exercise programming for reporting purposes
  • Regular travel within the VON HNHB District is required
  • Regulated provider under the College of Kinesiologists, College of Nurses, College of Physiotherapists, or College of Occupational Therapists
  • Experience using and implementing falls prevention tools and education
  • Experience in program planning and evaluation
  • Experience working with seniors in exercise/fitness/rehab programming
  • Knowledge/experience in working with specific patient populations such as COPD, stroke, frail senior/medically complex considered an asset
  • Senior Fitness Instructor or VON SMART certification an asset
  • First Aid/CPR required
  • Experience in the non-profit healthcare environment preferred
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must have daily access to insured personal vehicle and possess a current driver’s license
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required 

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk sit, stand, climb stairs; Repetitive fine hand movements.

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