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Job Title: Personal Support Worker
Date Posted:
05/14/19 Ref. Number: 902
Full Time Part Time
Location: Greater Toronto Area
Requirements:       Our employer is currently seeking Personal Support Workers to join it's dynamic team of caregivers. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a non-medical care provider. A PSW is a caregiver who provides or assists with all activities of daily living (ADL) and is also involved in caring for the members/clients physical, social and emotional well-being promoting their development and independence. A PSW cares for the frail, elderly, children, people with disabilities and the chronically ill living at home, in the hospital or in long term care facilities. They may also provide help to members/clients requiring assistance after surgery (post-surgery care), provide respite for the primary caregivers and assist in cognitive stimulation activities for those with mental/cognitive illness.The ideal candidate will express the following key attributes: Have an understanding and a commitment to concepts of personhood as an important aspect of human relationships outside of the typical care constructs that are usually defined by the lens of incapacity and other vulnerabilities. Demonstrate an ability and a passion for working and communicating with people of all ages, needs, cultures and backgrounds. Be an ethical person with a strong sense of self-awareness and a clear understanding of fundamental human rights.
Description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to): Assisting with all activities of daily living, including eating and personal care but not limited to bathing, toileting, grooming and dressing. Transferring and lifting, full or partial, either manually or with the help of mechanical lifts, operating mobility devices in accordance to established guidelines for the safe and proper usage of such equipment. Recognizing and reporting any and all incidents/situation relating to changes in a client’s behavior/condition to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner. Maintaining an effective communication and professional relationship with clients, client’s family, coworkers and immediate supervisor. Record care services provided, Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and other findings in Daily Logs. Providing client with meaningful companionship and observation. Encourage and assist each client in all areas of their lives by providing the guidance, instruction and support required to gain competencies, independence and decision making skills. Assist with exercises, physiotherapy and other medical plans. Create a safe and calm environment while carrying out duties in the client’s home. Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes health and safety and reduces the risk of hazard to self and others. Collaborate with all members of the client care team. Taking ownership and responsibility for your role as a team member. Accompanying to day programs, activities, appointments and walks as required. Assisting in household management and preparation of nutritious meals that accommodate specific dietary needs. Light housekeeping as required including laundry. Medication reminders Running errands-picking-up groceries, medicine prescription etc. Ensure confidentiality of client and company information. To conform to all policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Guide. Transportation (when applicable) Sundry duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent Personal Support Worker Certificate or equivalent Immunization record Medical clearance Negative Tuberculosis Check (TB - Mantoux Test) Police clearance; including the vulnerable sector screening clearance (up-to-date) Current CPR/First Aid Certification Reference checks (2-3 business references) Knowledge of and abilities in transferring and lifting Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal, including interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and as a member of a team Listening skills Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality Ability to interact with member/family in a professional and respectful manner Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of our members with an acute or chronic health condition Second language an asset Driver’s license and own vehicle an asset Additional Online Training provided by Systems 24/7 The Company’s Health & Safety CORE Online Training, Level 1-2 WORKING CONDITIONS: Physical Demands: safely lift/transfer and move clients Environmental Conditions,potential infectious conditions/diseases, poor ventilation, dirt/dust Sensory Demands – may be exposed to sights and sounds associated with clients who are ill and injured; unpleasant odors, body fluids, soiled linens Mental Demands – stress from dealing with clients and family members, multiple demands, varying work schedule
Hours per week:
Rate of Pay: 15-17 $
Contact: Sav Usta

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