Nursing Home Attendant
Yukon Government
Whitehorse, YT
This opportunity will be posted until-filled.

Your work, your life: balance

People like to throw the phrase around.

But what does it really mean to have work-life balance? Is it just about balancing your time at work with your time away from it?

In Yukon, we see it as the joy of living that comes from experiencing achievement and enjoyment in both your work and your personal life. Our communities, our lifestyles, our recreational and cultural options, and the opportunities for service, education, and personal growth means Yukoners don’t wait around for the joy of life to arrive; it’s here and now for us.

Turns out, work-life balance is just another way of saying you’re moving to a Continuing Care Career in Yukon.

Our philosophy of care is “Every action and decision performed by this position is founded on respect for the residents, for the promotion of their dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living.”

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Yukon Government’s Continuing Care community. We’re growing, and will be opening a new facility in Whitehorse.

As a Nursing Home Attendant in Continuing Care, you’ll be part of a collaborative and supportive team environment. You’ll report to the Registered Nurse Supervisor and assist the nursing team in providing direct care to residents (children, adults, seniors) to help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You will also participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care plans.

You’ll be stepping into a full-time career with all the benefits, responsibilities and opportunities for growth and advancement that you strive for.

This position is to fill multiple positions permanent full- time, permanent part-time and auxiliary-on-call positions.

This posting is for multiple positions within Continuing Care and is open to all applicants. For 25 % of the positions posted, preference will be given to individuals who identify as being of Aboriginal Ancestry.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact: Ann Caron at or (867) 667-8423

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment

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Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Health Care Aide(HCA), Personal Support Worker (PSW), Continuing Care Assistant (CCA), or Personal Care Aide (PCA) certificate recognized from a Canadian Educational Institute.
Recently applied knowledge of Health Care Aide theory, practices & techniques.
Recent experience charting and documenting progress notes.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to contribute to a Respectful Workplace.
Good conflict resolution skills.
Strong commitment to providing a safe, respectful and home-like environment for our residents.
Ability to work constructively within an transdisciplinary team and equally able to work independently.
Ability to provide ongoing assistance to long term care residents (children, adults and seniors) in the activities of daily living.

Additional Information:
Conditions of Employment: TB screening, Vulnerable Sector RCMP Security Clearance and CPR Level C (within last 18 months), WHMIS 2015, HCA,PSW, CCA, or PCA certificate, and Food Safe (completed within the last 2 years).

Job Requirements: Shift Work; Exposure to flowers and/or plants and/or second hand smoke; Exposure to animals; Heavy lifting and bending; Exposure to latex products and other irritants; Exposure to weather while assisting residents outside; Lifting up to 50 lbs as part of resident care and transfers.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
10 December 2018
Close Date
8 March 2019