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

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

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 in lieu for benefits

Pay in lieu for 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:

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


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.


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 jobs@carefor.ca 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.

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