January 26, 2023

The County of Huron’s

Homes for the Aged Department

 Is Seeking

Casual Activation Staff to Join the Huronview (Clinton) Team!

Huronview and Huronlea Homes for the aged are Huron County’s municipal homes, providing health services for people who can no longer live independently in their own homes and need nursing and personal care 24 hours. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to use your training and skills. If technology interests you, our care plans are computerized and orders are processed electronically. We offer opportunities for leadership and committee involvement where you can excel using your advanced communication skills. If you would like to join our very dynamic teams, then Huronlea and Huronview is for you!

What We Offer:

At the County of Huron, we’re committed to offering a modern work environment that puts people first.  We are a Certified Living Wage employer that values equity, diversity and inclusion.  We offer our staff competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

The County of Huron offers a diverse portfolio of employment opportunities.  When you join our team, you’ll have the benefit of working with and learning from, people who have a broad range of skills and knowledge.  We offer training, mentorship, and career development opportunities to all staff.  When you work for the County of Huron, you invest in the community, and you benefit from seeing the results of your efforts firsthand.  It’s a great place to work!

Learn more about working for the County of Huron:

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Direct services to residents

Within the framework of supporting resident decision-making, choice, independence and wellness, the Activation Staff assists all residents in achieving or maintaining their needs, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

  • Assesses the residents’ needs through an activation assessment tool or admission, by interviewing residents/families or significant others.
  • Provides an orientation to the home and other residents.
  • Writes written goals for each resident, which are evaluated on a quarterly basis.
  • Attend care conference meetings as required. Summary notes are to be added to the Interdisciplinary notes prior to all Care Conferences.
  • Provides therapies and restorative care programs under the direction of the Homes’ Doctor, Therapist (Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist) and Charge Nurse.
  • Implements 1:1 and small group programs both in residents’ rooms and in existing small lounges on either unit in the Homes. This will include the use of Montessori and Sensory equipment on a regular basis
  • Implements and engage residents in stimulating large group programs in a large space adequate to accommodate the large groups comfortably.
  • Coordinates volunteer as required.
  • Observes, reports and documents in progress notes resident concerns and behaviours.
  • Drives and/or accompanies residents on various planned group outings.
  • Evaluates activities from feedback questionnaires, Residents’ Council, resident attendance and interviews with residents, their families and representatives.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with employees of the Homes, which demonstrates respect, privacy and confidentiality for each resident.
  • Performs other duties, as directed by the Programs and Social Services Manager.

2. Environment:

  • Helps to keep the Home program activity areas clean and tidy, which will promote safety in the workplace.
  • Safely uses and maintains equipment and supplies in the Homes.
  • Provides input into the budgeting process and in the purchase of necessary supplies as approved by the Manager of Programs and Social Services.
  • Creates posts and removes visual aids, posters, flyers, calendars within the Homes and on the Huron County website, decorations, etc., as per programs or seasons as required.

3. Organizational Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The Activation Staff follows the Standards for Programs and Social Services as outlined in the LTC Act 2007 and Regulations l and the Policies and Procedures of the Homes.

  • Takes a turn at completing the administration portion of the activity calendar, while having regular input as a team member into the planning of the calendar.
  • Will have adequate knowledge of all activities planned on the activity calendar. In turn, will be able to competently carry out all activities planned on the monthly calendar.
  • Attends and participates in department meetings offering input into developing, evaluating and revising department policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with others in planning care, recreational and leisure programs according to the Residents Bill of Rights. Supports volunteers who assist with programs.
  • Personally follows the Homes’ Policies.
  • Supports staff committees and is personally responsible for maintaining their own professional development in their career.
  • Demonstrates through his/her performance, a strong commitment to the philosophy of Long-Term care and the Mission/Vision of the Homes.
  • Participates in flexible hours, such as evenings, days and weekends.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related fields from a community college or university or; are enrolled in a community college or university in a diploma or degree program in such a field
  • Musical background is a definite asset;
  • Experience in program planning (writing goals, objectives and evaluations);
  • The ability to program and modify programs for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s is required;
  • Understanding of Ministry Standards and Guidelines for Programs and Services – Recreation an asset;
  • Computer skills to complete PCC/RAI MDS assessments and care plans;
  • Smart Serve Certificate or willing to obtain upon hire;
  • C.P.R. and First Aid are assets;
  • Good communication skills, outgoing, positive attitude, self-directed and proactive, creative/crafty, ability to work with cognitive and cognitively impaired residents.

Competitive Compensation:

  • As per SEIU Collective Agreement.  Start rate  $24.28 – $ 27.30 per hour.
  • Hourly payment in lieu of benefits
  • Ability to opt into an OMERS pension

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 on Monday, February 6, 2023. Successful candidates must submit a copy of a current (within the last 6 months) TB Test and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) with their application. Should you require an agency letter, contact Joel Paakkunainen via email at jpaakkunainen[at]huroncounty[dot]ca and one will be provided.  Please send your cover letter, resume, TB Test and VSS in one PDF document to: humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca.

Submissions guidelines:

  • To be considered for this position, please ensure your:
    • Email subject line is “2023 Activation Staff”
    • cover letter is a maximum of one page long
    • cover letter and resume are saved together in one pdf file
    • pdf file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. “Jane Smith.pdf”)

Posted January 26, 2023

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles. At the County of Huron, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.