• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Other | Community Care
  • Type: Casual
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Posting Date: April 21, 2023

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Working as part of a team, the Respite House Assistant is responsible for facilitating the client’s stay at the Respite House by promoting and supporting their abilities/strengths. The Respite Assistant will manage the client’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in keeping with the mission, goals, and objectives of the Respite House and within the framework of Carefor’s policies, procedures and standards. The incumbent will be responsible for a number of housekeeping duties and meal prep for guests to ensure smooth operation of the Respite House.
Key Responsibilities:
· Assist with personal support tasks reflecting the needs of the individual/family.
· Support the guest’s need for supervision/cueing/assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and mobilizing
· Assist with daily housekeeping duties (sweeping, dusting, tidying, bed-making etc.)
· Assist with laundry (bed linen, towels etc.) for the program
· Undertake meal preparation and other kitchen duties
· Facilitate meaningful activities to ensure guest’s enjoy their stay
· Help create and maintain welcoming, home-like environment for guests
· Maintain a clean and safe environment
· Encourage guests to contribute to the tasks involved in running of the program, to the best of their abilities.
· Plan, lead and participate in a varied program of meaningful one-on-one and small group activities geared to the guests’ abilities and preferences
· Work as part of a team that includes staff, volunteers, guests and family members
Actively participate in program planning, problem-solving and decision making
· Experience working with individuals with dementia
· Demonstrated ability to work with seniors living with special needs
· Good assessment skills
· Ability to work within a structured environment independently and collaboratively within the team
· Ability to provide Activities of Daily Living
· Ability to provide Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (e.g. assistance with medication)
· Ability to stand for long periods of time, lifting, and stretch
· Ability to understand, speak, read and write English fluently
· Ability to understand and speak fluently in French
· Positive outlook and welcoming personality
· Self-motivated, patience and flexibility
· Excellent communication skills/ interpersonal skills
· Ability to take direction well
· Ability to adjust to working in a multicultural environment
· Excellent decision making skills and ability to problem solve
· Ability to work in stressful situations
· Ability to provide and implement recreation activities with the Guests
Carefor will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.
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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