• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Community Care
  • Type: Part-time
“A rewarding career in caring starts here”

Posting Date: August 29, 2022

Reference No: OT-22-3-0027

Position(s): 8

Homemaker

Carefor Health & Community Services is in search of a permanent part time Homemaker in Carefor's community care program, which is aims to help seniors remain safely at home after leaving the hospital.

As a Homemaker with Carefor, you will be making a difference in the lives of your clients each day. The Homemaker provides homemaking services to individuals and families in the home, helping to meet the needs of clients so that they can attain an optimal level of independence in the home environment.

Access to a vehicle is preferred but not required as there might be a need to travel throughout the East of Preston and the canal all the way to Orleans

You will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Maintain a clean, safe, home environment
  • Sweep, vacuum, sponge mop floors
  • Dust furniture
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Change bed linens, wash, dry personal clothing and linens
  • Collect garbage from all rooms and dispose in designated trash bins
  • Wash and dry dishes
  • Wash fridge and stove (as required)
  • Follow infection control policies and procedures for housekeeping
  • Report unsafe conditions or changes in client’s home environment

What we offer you:

  • Pay hourly rate of CAD$16.65-$20.81
  • Defined Pension Plan with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Pay in lieu of benefits
  • Pay in lieu of vacation
  • Paid orientation
  • Flexible schedule and work arrangements
  • Work life balance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A collaborative team culture that supports making a difference in the lives of our clients

You will be required to:

  • Use safe body mechanics for lifting
  • Bend, turn, squat on an ongoing basis
  • Stand, sit, kneel for short periods

You will need to have:

  • Clear vulnerable Sector check (obtained within previous six months)
  • Up to date immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, rubella and hepatitis
  • Negative tuberculosis test
  • Household management experience
  • Experience working with elderly/vulnerable sector
  • Good communication in English, both written and verbal
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English and French) but not required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to adjust to working with people of different background and abilities.
  • Previous housekeeping experience is an asset
  • Experience with Palliative Care is considered an asset
  • First Aid CPR is considered an asset

About us:

Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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