Personal Support Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Summary:

Program Overview – Home & Cluster Care, Community Care

The Community Care Unit provides a holistic approach to care at home for seniors and caregivers who are vulnerable, at risk and/or marginalized. The unit provides a wide range of programs such as Assisted Living Services, Home & Cluster Care, Social Work, Meals-on-Wheels, Adult Day programs, and transportation, which enable seniors to be as independent as possible in their homes. The unit also provides a variety of socio-recreational/wellness programs which enhance the quality of life and promote the health of the older adult.

Responsibilities:

  • Practices a client-centred and culturally competent approach to ensuring high quality personal care for clients
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living including feeding, transfers, bathing, skin care, oral hygiene, toileting, and continence care
  • Assists clients with instrumental activities of daily living including light housekeeping duties, laundry, meal preparation, and bulk shopping
  • Performs non-controlled acts assigned by the Supervisor, which have been taught by a Regulated Health Professional (or Supervisor), and in accordance with the Unit’s policy
  • Performs controlled acts which have been delegated by a Regulated Health Professional, and in accordance with the Unit’s policy
  • Provides medication assistance or reminders in accordance with the Unit’s Medication Assistance Policy
  • Continuously observes clients and their environments, and reports and documents unsafe conditions and behavioural, physical, mental and/or cognitive changes to the Supervisor
  • Consistently completes and maintains progress notes in client profile binder and the communication log
  • Communicates and collaborates with caregivers/stakeholders to determine preferred approaches to care
  • Responds professionally to responsive behaviours; if unable to deal with behaviours successfully, reports to Supervisor and works with various professional and resource persons as required to support the client
  • Applies proper food handling practices in accordance with the Unit’s policy
  • Ensures there are sufficient program supplies, forms and equipment available; reports to Supervisor when supplies are low
  • Ensures the anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved within the program

Qualifications:

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate and NACC Certificate (if applicable)
  • Experience providing personal care to frail seniors and/or disabled adults
  • Ability to speak Chinese

What Will Set You Apart

  • Excellent understanding of how to work with clients to ensure their ADLs and iADLs are met
  • Good communication skills: verbal, written, listening, and reporting
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Able to be flexible and demonstrate good judgment in assessing clients’ needs
  • Knowledge of behavioural management techniques and approaches
  • Knowledge of gerontology issues, health care, and social service systems
  • Food safety handling skills (Food Handling certificate an asset)
  • Skills in keeping personal and program environment hygiene
  • Able to do frequent light to moderate lifting, walking, bending, stretching and pulling
  • Able to work in a second-hand smoke/pet environment
  • First Aid and CPR certification is an asset
  • Available to work occasional statutory holidays

Employment Type: PSW, Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: Week 1: Sunday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (42 hours)
Week 2: Sunday-Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (31.5 hours)
Salary: PSW - $17.82/hour

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter, quoting the competition #2020-137-CC in the subject line, by 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2020 to:

Email: PSWJobs@woodgreen.org

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