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Personal Support Worker - Scarborough

VHA HOME HEALTHCARE.

Scarborough, ON, CANADA

Healthcare Services and Wellness

For more than 90 years, VHA Home HealthCare has lent a helping hand to people in the community including: seniors, families, new parents, newborn babies, people with physical and mental disabilities, and the terminally ill. We have more than 2700 professionals—nurses, personal support workers, home support workers, home service providers, extreme cleaners and office support staff—providing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to clients in their homes and in long-term care facilities.

At VHA we love our work. As a team member you’ll do more than provide services to clients; you’ll build strong, long-lasting relationships. We offer high-quality, multilingual services that are growing across Ontario, and our work environment focuses on supporting clients and staff through client and family centred care, well-connected healthcare teams, and continual improvement.

Currently Seeking:

Part-time and Full-time Personal Support Workers to be available in Scarborough and/or East York area.

Responsibilities:

VHA's Personal Support Workers (PSWs) help clients live more comfortably, safely and as independently as possible. Their skilled, compassionate support can also be a great assistance to family caregivers looking for a much needed break. Personal support workers assist our clients with:

 Personal Care

  • Activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing and bathing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Light household duties such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes
  • Provision of special functions that have been taught, with respect to the client by a regulated health professional.
  • Reporting changes in client behaviour and condition

Ideal Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices
  • Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-giving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilities
  • A keen desire to learn

Ideal Qualifications

  • PSW certification from an approved and recognized educational institution
  • RN/RPN/DSW/HCA/Personal Attendant certification
  • RN or RPN students with a minimum successful completion of 1 year  
  • 3 years' experience in providing homemaking and/or personal support services, including care of seniors, children.
  • Experience working in the community as a PSW is an asset.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English (equivalent to grade 10 level).
  • Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred care.
  • Use of proper body mechanics and successful completion of physical readiness test to ensure safe work practices are followed including mobility, transfers, bending, lifting, push and pulling.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety concerns, communicate effectively using a computer and/or mobile device.
  • Requires good judgement, the ability to work independently and work cooperatively with the care-giving team.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills to safely service clients.
  • Immunization for measles, rubella and varicella, and prophylaxic immunization of Hepatitis B is strongly urged. Must be screened for tuberculosis where required (i.e. long term care facility). 
  • Ability to travel between assignments by public transportation or by car
  • Flexible to work weekends
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is a definite asset
  • Ability to speak a second language is a definite asset

Why Work at VHA?

  • VHA has over 90 years of experience providing high quality care you can be proud of.
  • A stimulating, client and family focused work environment.
  • A variety of full-time and part time positions.
  • We invest in our staff, offering continuous opportunities for learning.
  • Competitive compensation and paid orientation.
  • Eligible staff are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package. 
  • Pension is available to eligible staff.
  • A confidential, free Employee Assistance Program is available to all staff and service providers.
  • We foster a supportive, and respectful team environment. 

How to Apply

Our online application will allow you to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and working-environment fit, and should take about 10–15 minutes to complete. You can also get a copy of your personality assessment when you’re done by logging back into the tool after you complete your application.

VHA Home HealthCare is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. If you require any accommodation in the application process, please let us know in advance.

Thank you to everyone who applies. We will review applications as they are received. We’ll only be contacting those selected for further discussion.

 

 

About VHA Home HealthCare

With the help of 2,000 health care professionals, VHA Home HealthCare has been creating opportunities for more independence for 90 years. Serving clients in eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), our client and family centered, community-based approach provides nursing, rehabilitation, personal support and home support services. Offering competitive pay, benefits, flexibility and career support, we're looking for compassionate health care professionals to join our team. Let's continue to provide spectacular care to Ontarians living with disabilities or suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, helping them live life more independently, in comfort and with dignity.

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What it's like to work at VHA Home HealthCare

Supporting health care in Ontario

We are a not-for-profit organization providing 24/7, multi-lingual health care and support services to Ontarians of all ages and levels of need. At VHA, our culture is centered around our clients. We’re a community-oriented, compassionate team who believes in providing the best quality care.

Supporting independence

Our vision is that everyone receives community support and home health care when, where and how they want it, and our mission is to create possibilities for more independence. Our core belief is that care must be client-driven, collaborative and committed.

Supporting an enriching experience

In-home personal support and health care provide a unique and rewarding experience that you won’t find in a hospital. It’s a different kind of care, one that offers clients the extra support and attention they need, and gives you the opportunity to get to know them on a personal level.

A look inside VHA Home HealthCare

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Benefits & Perks

Supporting your needs

At VHA you can also look forward to:

Flexible work schedules Continuous learning Comprehensive benefits package for eligible staff Pension Plan
Supportive team environment Professional development activities Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Supporting your career

You’ll have easy access to supervisors and other members of the team for support and guidance. We’ll also financially support your professional development and help you fit your courses into your schedule. Plus, you and your family can access free counselling and other programs through our EAP.

VHA Home HealthCare Testimonials

Prathipa Balendran
Over the past few months, I’ve learned the importance of having the knowledge, skills and judgement in providing competent and safe care to some of the most vulnerable clients–children. I definitely have to thank VHA for facilitating and supporting my growth as a paediatric nurse. I work with such a wonderful team!

Prathipa Balendran, Registered Nurse - VHA Home HealthCare

Emily Fern
Everyone has been very supportive of me as a new hire and it’s been great to have had so much help getting started. I’m really impressed with all the ongoing learning opportunities VHA provides.

Emily Fern, Occupational Therapist - VHA Home HealthCare

Hannah Mohan
I have really appreciated the support that VHA offers. As a new hire, they provided me with a mentor who has been incredibly helpful as I learn about working in this role.

Hannah Mohan, Occupational Therapist - VHA Home HealthCare

Tsimba (Tina) Vudisa
Every day when I go home I’m so happy because I know that I made the difference in people’s lives. When I’m working with them (clients), the way they’re happy, the way they thank me. I can say that I can make a smile in people’s lives. And each time I can see that, for me it’s so rewarding.

Tsimba (Tina) Vudisa, Personal Support Worker - VHA Home HealthCare

Personal Support Worker - Scarborough, VHA HOME HEALTHCARE., Scarborough, ON, CANADA