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Posting Date: November 2, 2021
Reference No: P21-001
The Opportunity – PSW/Homemaker
Carefor Health & Community Services is in search of a part time Personal Support Worker/Homemaker in the Going Home Program, which is a program that aims to help seniors remain safely at home after leaving the hospital.
As a PSW/Homemaker with Carefor, you will be making a difference in the lives of your clients each day. You will provide personal care, light housekeeping, delegated exercise programs and activities of daily living (ADLs) at the homes of your clients as prescribed by each client’s individual care plan. The PSW/Homemaker will collaborate with the Program Coordinator to meet the needs of clients and attain an optimal level of independence in the home environment.
Access to a vehicle is required as there might be a need to travel throughout the City of Ottawa.
You will make an impact in the following ways:
Assist in the activities of daily living including eating, dressing, transferring, toileting, grooming, and bathing
Provide laundry of clothes and linens
provide meal set-up and preparation
provide cognitive, social and compassionate support
document reports for clients on their plan of care and any changes in behavior of daily routines
Maintain a clean, safe, home environment
Sweep, vacuum, sponge mop floors
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 in lieu for benefits
Pay in lieu for vacation
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:
Ontario Certified Personal Support Worker Certificate and/or National Association of Career Colleges (NAC) Certificate, or Certificate in Home Support Worker (Level II, III), or Developmental Service Worker program, Health Care Aide, Foreign Trained BScN or Doctor, Paramedic Graduate, BScN Nursing Student, or second year RPN student.
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)
Ability to work independently
Ability to adjust to working with people of different background and abilities.
Access to a vehicle
Previous housekeeping experience is an asset
Experience with Palliative Care is considered an asset
First Aid CPR is considered an asset
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.
We will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.
Carefor values equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms and recruits qualified individuals at all occupational levels that reflect the diversity of our clients and our community. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce. If you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please let your TA Coordinator know or contact us in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org providing notice in advance. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.
Please visit www.carefor.ca to learn about the range of programs and services we offer to the Champlain Region.