Companion/Driving Companion (Casual)
Acclaim Health
Oakville, ON
Care Companion

Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of an innovative team where you can make a real impact to the Halton community? Do you enjoy helping others but don’t currently have your PSW certificate? If this sounds like you, Acclaim Health is currently hiring Casual Companions and Driving Companions to work flexible hours throughout the Halton area (Oakville, Burlington and North Halton).

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Supports patients/clients by providing in-home companionship and caregiver respite, supervision in the personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation, and/or pet care as required
Driving patient/clients to and from appointments, social events and/or for errands
Participates and collaborates with a multidisciplinary care team (including staff, patient and caregivers) in supporting the patient’s needs according to the patient’s care plan.
Acts as an effective and professional liaison between the patient/client/caregiver and Acclaim Health office (including recommending referral to other Acclaim Health services as appropriate).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma
Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Current First Aid Certificate
Safe Food Handling Certificate an asset
Successful completion of Acclaim Health’s Companion Training Program (includes procedures for all client services, Gentle Persuasive Approach (dementia related education)
Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
Experience working with the elderly, ill or with children
Good written and verbal communication skills
Effective observation and listening skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member

Why work for Acclaim Health?

You will be working for an organization that has provided quality care to the community for 85+ years. Acclaim Health provides a wide variety of services to support the community, including Home and Personal Support Services, Nursing, Community Support Services, Alzheimer Services, and Palliative Care Services. Acclaim Health is a patient and family centered work environment that allows for flexibility in work schedules to ensure work/life balance. We promote and support employees with a strong emphasis on the values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Excellence.

Please note - only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Acclaim Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform human resources so we can ensure your equal participation in this process.