Employment Status: Casual
Program: Assisted Living
Schedule: Days, Evenings, Overnights, Weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: CUPE
On Call: Yes
The PSW provides personal care in a respectful and caring manner within the framework of the VON Care and Service Model, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will work effectively as part of a multi disciplinary team providing client focused care with good problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
The successful candidates will be responsible for providing personal support services such as assistance with dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other activities of daily living. They will also provide homemaking services such as light housekeeping, planning and preparing meals and shopping for clients. The PSW will assist seniors to live as safely and independently as possible.
Personal Support Worker Certificate/Diploma
Secondary Education preferred
Current Standard First Aid Certificate
Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and weekends
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organization skills
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Ability to adapt to change and work in various social and economic environments
Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
Valid driver’s license & use of a reliable vehicle with current car insurance
Current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; hand movements.
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further information and contact details.
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