“A rewarding career in caring starts here”
Posting Date: March 15, 2019
Reference No: GH19-04
Position(s): Two (2) Bilingual Casual positions
At Carefor Health & Community Services, we provide services for people of all ages and all stages of life. Our charitable, not-for-profit home health care organization stands by the same mission we've had since 1897, allowing us to proudly offer a wide variety of accessible home care and community support services that meet the individual needs of the communities we serve.
Working as part of a team, the Guest House Assistant is responsible for facilitating the client’s stay at the Guest House by promoting his/her abilities/strengths, while supporting his/her disabilities/deficits. The assistant will manage the client’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in keeping with the mission, goals, and objectives of the program and within the framework of Carefor’s policies, procedures and standards. The assistant may be responsible for a number of housekeeping duties to ensure smooth operation of the Guest House.
The Perley Adult Day Program is a planned program of activities designed to promote the well-being of people living with Dementia. Participants benefit from socializing with others. Caregivers benefit by getting a break from their caregiving duties while knowing that a loved one is in good hands. Carefor Adult Day programs are conveniently located in the community in safe, supportive, and cheerful environments.
Under the direction of the Manager or Team Leader and in accordance with Carefor and Program policies, procedures and practices, the Program Assistant provides support for the Program Clients and their families and ensures clients well-being and safety.
Carefor is committed to providing quality care to its clients twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. In order to accomplish this you will be expected to work the schedule as posted. However, Carefor does reserve the right to change the schedule as required.
- Works with the team and assists clients with various activities throughout the day
- Assists clients with personal care and mobility
- Planning and preparing meals
- Grocery orders
- Van escort to and from the day program
- Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Social Services, Dementia, Personal Support Worker, Development Support Worker, Gerontology, or Recreation
- Bilingualism mandatory
- Experience or Education in Recreation is considered an asset
- Current Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate mandatory
- Food Handling Certificate is an asset
- Work/volunteer experience with Dementia clients or special needs elderly is preferred
- Gentle Persuasive Approaches training considered an asset
- Household management experience
- Well-developed interpersonal skills & experience working in a team Environment
- Experience working with elderly or ill individuals or children
- Must be able to communicate well in English (written and verbal) and French (verbal)
- Ability to take direction well
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
- Behaviour management and Crisis Intervention training would be an asset
Carefor is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities.
Please apply by filling out the form below or faxing your cover letter and resume to (613) 749-4002 indicating on your cover letter or resume the position for which you are applying and the Reference Number.