Placement Opportunities 2020

As COVID19 Protocols continue to change, there may be more opportunities listed throughout the first term. Please note: there are not enough spaces to accommodate all requests, so it is important that all students continue to research potential experiences through the self-initiating process in case requests can not be met.

Between IN PERSON and VIRTUAL there is a combined total of 29 spots available.

To show your interest in any of the listed opportunities, please email your Placement Coordinator directly – mylaer@nipissingu.ca.

**CLOSED** placements are in black.
**OPEN** placements are in blue.

IN PERSON

**CLOSED** H.E.L.P – North Bay Regional Health Centre
5 spots available
As a Physical and Health Education student, the Hospital Elder Life Program provides you with the opportunity to work with older adults to help them maintain physical and cognitive functioning. This placement allows you to gain experience in a clinical setting working with Allied Health professionals. With additional training, you will learn how to engage patients in interventions necessary to maintain their health while in hospital (orientation, therapeutic activities, mobility and meal support) and prevent delirium.
Beyond the required Clearance Documents students must complete:
– PVSC dated within last 6 months;
– CPR Level C Training;
– Proof of Immunization; and,
– Hospital orientation (details will be provided by the Placement Host).

North Bay and District Girls Hockey Association
**CLOSED** 2 spots available
Students interested in this opportunity will assist with On-Ice Developmental Training.
Beyond the required Clearance Documents students must complete:
– Recent PVSC
– Speak-Out training and Safety Protocol Training with Placement Host

Therapy in Motion
**CLOSED** 4 spots available (one student at a time)
Students will work with professionals observing and practicing modality and exercise demonstrations.
Any training beyond the required Clearance Documents will be communicated by the Placement Host.

Athletic Therapy Clinic – Nipissing University
**CLOSED** 5+ spots available

Student Clinic Assistants will shadow and assist Athletic Therapists – cleaning, exercise instruction, use of modalities, stretching tasks
Student Trainers are assigned to a varsity team, attend practices and games, provide pre- stretching/taping, first aid injury assessment, post- stretching
Beyond the required Clearance Documents students must complete:
– CPR Level C Training

Athletic Department – Nipissing University
**OPEN**

Event Management – Help prepare for game days, athletic events and day-to-day sports information assistance (schedule, graphics, stats).
Front Desk – Help set up the facility for games, events, classes and meetings. Assist with keeping the facility tidy and organized, equipment organization.
Any training beyond the required Clearance Documents will be communicated by the Placement Host.

VIRTUAL

Curling Association
**CLOSED** 1 spot available
The Northern Ontario Curling Association is seeking a creative writer to produce original content for it’s website, newsletter, social media platforms and a new regional marketing initiative. This work can be done virtually with mentor-ship from the Executive Director.

Near North Palliative Care (NNPC)
**OPEN**

Students will work online, developing training modules for fall prevention and seniors mobility, and any other online activities that help combat social isolation of seniors and the vulnerable sector during COVID. Students are encouraged to develop training and activity modules with videos and supportive power points or handouts.
The following notes were provided by the organization:
CPR Level C is not mandatory but desirable
Bilingualism is not mandatory but desirable
– Students will be made aware of NNPCN several opportunities during their first 2 weeks of placement: our services and current projects 
– Each service/project has a dedicated Team Lead to assist/mentor.
– Two mandatory weekly supervisory meetings are required on Google Meet (Mondays 11 am to 12 noon, and on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm)
– The Director will supervise mandatory readings and general aspects of placement, and smaller groups will have supervision under the Team Lead
Some students, depending on the activity chosen for their placement, will be allowed to do their placements face to face at the NNPC Office

Nipissing University Residence
**CLOSED** 1 spot available
Placement students would participate in the planning, organizing, and execution of virtual events, initiatives and programs surrounding student health and well being with relation to the pandemic. E.g., building personal routines, physical health (eating, exercise, getting outside, etc.) from a confined space with limited access to equipment, ways to fight isolation, etc. Focusing on the well being of the whole student (mental, emotional, & physical).

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
**OPEN**

Placement students will be expected to deliver Go Girls and Game On to students ages 11 – 14 in the school setting. Due to COVID-19 a Virtual Platform has been developed.
Students must be comfortable with technology and be self motivated and ready to embrace the new Virtual Platform created by BBBS.
Go Girls and Game On will be delivered in January; however, students will be accepted into this placement as early as October,  so that they can familiarize themselves with the new Virtual platform.  Students may also assist BBBS to connect with schools and schedule sessions.  BBBS is seeking 2 female identifying students, and 2 male identifying students who are mature and self-motivated to fill these positions.
Students will be expected to provide BBBS with an original copy of their PVSC.

City of North Bay After School Program
**OPEN**

The student will assist in developing and implementing physical activity programming for youth aged 7-12 who attend the City’s free After School Program. The scope of the position also includes preparing nutritious snacks for the participants, running arts & crafts activities, and ensuring the group is adequately supervised. The student will be supported by other programmers at each session, to accommodate a maximum of 30 participants.
Students must present a PVSC that has been issued within the last 3 months.