JOB POSTING – Russian Jewish Adult Day Program Coordinator

April 05, 2018
JOB POSTING – Russian Jewish Adult Day Program Coordinator

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Manager of the Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services (TSU), the Russian Adult Day Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the Russian adult day programs, the planning and implementation of activities, and promotion and outreach of the programs to the community at large.

Part time 17.5 hours/week

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functioning of day programs
  • Comprehensive intake and assessment of new clients to determine program eligibility
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative activities to address clients social, physical, and spiritual needs in a safe environment
  • Monitor client abilities, health and overall functioning to create individualized care plans
  • Manage the budget: review monthly expenses, staff financial requisitions and client invoices
  • Communicate regularly with caregivers, family members, and social workers
  • Responsible for session preparation, organization and cleanliness of program areas
  • Ensure that food is handled according to agency kashrut policies and food handling policies
  • Participate in scheduled unit meetings
  • Perform outreach to new clients and referral sources


  • Post-Secondary Education in Gerontology, Recreation, Social Work or Equivalent
  • Fluent in Russian and English
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience working with seniors experiencing cognitive impairments
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and problem solving skills
  • Minimum one year related experience in facilitating groups and programs for ageing seniors with cognitive impairments
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of  Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and CIMS
  • Ability to work independently and with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Familiarity with Jewish holidays, culture and traditions
  • Sensitivity and familiarity working with Holocaust survivors and the issues that may be present

Please send a resumé and covering letter to:

Lisa Rossman, Manager Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services:

Deadline to Apply:  April 16, 2018

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa supports equal opportunity employment.  We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Assistant Executive Director responsible for the job posting. The Assistant Executive Director will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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