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Personal Support Worker 26082

Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 6 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: December 01, 2020
Date Closing: June 30, 2021
Number Of Positions: 1

Salary

$26.62 to $28.93 per hour
This is an Addition to staff Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care)

Scheduled Hours

As required and varied.

Operational Hours

24/7

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Care/Supervisor of Care, and under the guidance and direction of the Registered Nursing staff, is responsible for providing care, support, assistance, and supervision to residents/clients in the Health Care Centre; promoting independence in activities of daily living, including restorative care, and working in collaboration with members of the client care team.

Major Responsibilities

• Participates with other members of the Care Team in promoting the health, well-being and independence of residents/clients.
• Performs basic care procedures which s/he has been prepared for through instruction and training by Registered Nursing staff.
• Reports changes in residents’ physical, mental, and/or emotional condition to the Registered Nurse or designate.
• Immediately reports any problems or incidents involving residents and/or staff to the Registered Nurse in Charge.
• Receives verbal and/or written reports from outgoing shift members and documents incidents and conditions occurring on previous shift.
• Liaises and promotes positive relationships withwith the medical and facility staff, residents, families and visitors.
• Attends and actively participates in relevant training programs and team meetings.
• May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Completion of a Personal Support Worker certificate program or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Up to one (1) year experience or practicum placement with resident care in a long-term care facility or other geriatric environment.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.
• Demonstrated basic computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and the ability to receive and respond to emails.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work within a diverse community and ability to deal empathetically with residents, family members, etc., to contribute to their well-being.

How to Apply

Please apply online by June 30, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.