Community Educator (RN or OT)
Nucleus Independent Living provides person-centered services to support frail seniors and adults with physical disabilities living at home in the community. Known for our innovation and service philosophy, our employees bring our values to life through a passion for quality service delivery. We are committed to creating an environment where you feel valued for the work you do, you are able to hone your skills and you have an opportunity to make a difference.
Located within the Mississauga Halton region, the Regional Learning Centre (RLC) strengthens the skills and abilities of direct care providers in the community. The RLC provides front line staff and supervisors with the tools to improve client care through the delivery of educational sessions, focused learning, and development.
While much of the work will be conducted at the Oakville location, the successful applicant is required to have access to a reliable vehicle in order to travel to facilitate delivery of education in the community.
• Teaches relevant clinical and other subjects to personal support workers (PSWs), supervisors and family caregivers.
• Develops, implements and evaluates training in a multi-organizational setting to ensure uptake of best practices and quality service delivery.
• Effectively collaborates and delivers education, training and special projects.
• Supports the RLC Education infrastructure and related projects.
Skills and Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree in Nursing or Occupational Therapy required
• Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field is an asset
• Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses Ontario OR the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
• Recent experience working in the community sector with PSWs, adult clients and family caregivers.
• Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.
• Experience training frontline staff on safe use of mechanical lifts, client/patient transfers and safe body mechanics is an asset.
• Thorough understanding and demonstrated application of the Principles of Adult Learning.
• Working knowledge of PSW scope of practice in a community setting.
• Ability to inspire, promote and motivate staff to engage in lifelong learning activities.
• Proven leadership abilities, organizational and time management skills.
• Experience in coaching and mentoring staff, and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
• Written and verbal fluency in English is required; fluency in French is an asset
• Proficiency working with computer applications and equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe tools, and audio visual equipment.
• Certification as a coach in one or more of the following is helpful: GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approaches) Mental Health First Aid – Seniors, and Compassion Fatigue.