PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

Website LOFT Community Services

Job Details

 

Qualification  Completion of post-secondary education in Human Services (i.e. Personal Support Worker Certificate, Registered Practical Nurse Certificate).
Industry  Private
Employment Type  Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary  CAD 45988 To CAD 47216 Per Year

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Personal Support Worker will attend to the physical, cognitive, mental health, and social/recreational needs of eligible residents living at the Shoreham Hub in a way that enhances their dignity and personal empowerment.

This consists of providing individual support with the personal activities of daily living to facilitate a normalized lifestyle for clients and assist them in gaining the skills required to live in lower-level supportive housing alternatives within the community.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist clients with various activities associated with daily living such as laundry, grooming, personal hygiene, ambulation, toileting, meal preparation, feeding as
    needed, and shopping and performing light housekeeping.
  • Escort clients to appointments, and visits, and participate in other social activities within the community.
  • Observe and identify changes in clients’ appearance/behavior, report physical and mental health concerns Provide support with behavior arising from cognitive issues, intervene in conflicts
    between clients, and contacting appropriate emergency services in crisis situations.
  • Support the planning and implementation of recreational and social programs to promote social interaction and enhance clients’ well-being and cognitive function.

What You Bring:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Services (i.e. Personal Support Worker Certificate, Registered Practical Nurse Certificate).
  • Experience with vulnerable, older adults and seniors with serious mental illness, and cognitive and addiction challenges who have been long-term hospital patients.
  • Knowledge and proven experience working with clients in a PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) approach.
  • Ability to organize and work with individuals and groups in the areas of assessment, problem-solving, and crisis management.
  • Ability to interact with clients in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Physically able to perform demanding body mechanics (i.e. lifting, transferring, etc.).
  • First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Good oral and written skills; excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Understanding of cultural competency and anti-oppression framework.
  • Reflective of a multi-barrier group, as serviced by the program, a strong asset.

What We Offer:

  • A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and Defined Benefits Pensions Plan.
  • Paid time off per year: We observe 10 public and civic holidays, vacation days, and paid sick days. On top of that, we have paid float days which you are encouraged to take (no justification required).
  • Corporate Gym membership rate with GoodLife Fitness.

To apply for this job please visit www.certfee.com.