Personal Support Worker - Contract

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

Program Overview – Adult Day Program, 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, 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 quality of life and promote the health of older adults.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide personal care to high-risk, frail clients
  • Assist clients with personal and hygiene needs (e.g. dietary needs, medication reminders, toileting, lifts and transfers, grooming, clean-up or bathing, etc.)
  • Escort and transport clients to and from the program assisting with client arrivals and departures
  • Prepare snacks and meals and serve food to clients, including those who require feeding
  • Assist clients in their activities of daily living
  • Set up/clean up before and after program activities
  • Assist the program staff in carrying out program activities in a supportive capacity

Qualifications:

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized Community College program
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with seniors and providing personal care for frail and disabled seniors/adults (eg. toileting, transfers, lifts, grooming, cleaning up, bathing)
  • Food handling certification a strong asset

What Will Set You Apart

  • Good communication, verbal, written, listening and reporting skills.
    • Able to work effectively within a team.
    • Able to be flexible and demonstrate good judgment in assessing client needs.
    • Provide service in a culturally sensitive manner.
    • Knowledge of gerontological issues, health care, and social service systems.
    • Calm, patient, warm, and non-judgmental attitude and approach.
    • Able to keep a hygienic, clean, and disinfected environment to comply with health and safety requirements

Employment Type: Contract (1-year), Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: 35 hours/week (8:30am-4:30pm & 10am-6pm)

Salary: F8 - $45,567

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-034-CC in the subject line, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2019 to:

Email: MOneill@woodgreen.org

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Thank you to all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone call inquiries, please.