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Posting Date: February 5, 2024

The Opportunity: Personal Support Worker

As a Personal Support Worker, you will make an impact on the lives of others and feel valued, respected, listened to, and empowered to live up to your potential at Carefor Health and Community Services.

At Carefor we are in ongoing need of Personal Support Workers to support our clients in their homes and in retirement settings. You will be providing them with care and support so they can stay at their own homes longer and more safely.

Job Description
  • What You Will Do:

    You will make an impact in the following ways:

    • Assist in the activities of daily living, including eating, dressing, transferring, grooming, and bathing
    • Provide laundering of clothes and linens
    • Provide light cleaning
    • Provide respite care
    • Provide light meal preparation
    • Provide cognitive, social, and compassionate support
    • Document reports for clients on their plan of care and any changes in the behaviour of daily routines
    • Other related duties and tasks as assigned by the supervisor in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for individuals who:

    • Are capable of making a commitment of at least 15 hours/week
    • Are flexible to accommodate day shifts from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or evening shifts from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and commit to shifts every second weekend (both Saturday and Sunday). To support planning, we will always make your schedule available two weeks in advance.
    • See the possibilities in others and support them to reach their full potential
    • Are comfortable using technology, such as a smartphone, for communication and work purposes
    • Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
    • Have strong interpersonal and customer-focused skills
    • Have physical fitness sufficient to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, e.g. lifting/transferring clients
    • Are compassionate, empathetic, and creative
    • Have a desire to advocate for others and impact their community

    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
    • Must have a current valid driver’s license and own vehicle insurance policy
    • Experience with Palliative Care is considered an asset
    • First Aid CPR is considered an asset

  • What We Have to Offer You

    • Competitive wages (in addition to the Provincial government $3/hr. wage enhancement)
    • Defined Pension Plan with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
    • Paid 3-day orientation
    • Paid professional development and training
    • Paid education bursaries
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Smartphone
    • All necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • 24/7 on-call Supervisors’ support
    • Opportunities for growth
    • A collaborative, diverse and inclusive team culture

    Job Types: Casual

    Salary:  $19.67-$24.74 per hour

    Flexible Language Requirement:

    • French not required

    Schedule:

    • Day shift
    • Evening shift
    • Weekends as needed

    Supplemental pay types:

    • Overtime pay

    Language:

    • English (required)

    Licence/Certification:

    • PSW certificate or equivalency (required)
    • Driving Licence (G2/G) (preferred)

    Work Location: In person

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 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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The Opportunity: Casual Diver 0 FTE or 0 hours bi-weekly in Winchester, ON

Posting Date: July , 2024

Under the supervision of the Community Support Services Manager, the Driver operates a passenger van to transport clients safely and efficiently. Ensure clients are picked up and dropped off to attend their appointments as scheduled and assists clients as necessary. Interacts and communicates effectively with clients, customers, coworkers, physicians, public, volunteers, and other organizations.

Please Note: This position requires the incumbent to have a vehicle to travel between client homes.

Who we are: 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. Please visit https://www.careforconnect.ca for more information.
Job Description
  • What You Will Do:
    •  Pick up at specified location, at designated time and transport to their destination on time.
    • Guide or assist client to get in and out of the vehicle
    • Escort clients as required from door to door and if necessary, ensure the appropriate person at the destination is aware of the client’s arrival.
    • Load mechanical aids, handling equipment safely and carefully to prevent damage. Ensue aids or other items are secured in the vehicle
    • Collects fees as directed by management.
    • Reports any incident or concern regarding client to manager, e.g. changes in condition, increasing frailty, confusion or forgetfulness
    • Carries out Daily Inspection and records.
    • Does not operate the vehicle if safety features on the vehicle are not operating properly e.g. brake lights, turn signals, back up signal.
    • Record on the Daily Inspection sheet and reports any mechanical deficiencies e.g. improperly operating signal lights, low tires, unusual sounds.
    • Keep interior and exterior of vehicle clean – daily removing garbage and other items; weekly thorough cleaning of interior and exterior (weather permitting).
    • May be assigned to take vehicle to the service center for maintenance.
    • May be required to carry out minor maintenance such as changing windshield wipers, air in tires.
    • Keeps the vehicle at least ¾ full of fuel at all times
    • Accurately completes records of drives, mileage, fares, and time as required by Carefor
    • Attend in-service or department meetings as scheduled
    • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
    • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
    • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
    • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents
  • Qualifications
    • Secondary school education preferred
    • Must have a current valid driver’s license, Class G or higher in the province of Ontario (not graduated license)
    • No known health conditions that may impair driving safety
    • Must be at least 25 years of age for insurance purposes
  • Experience
    • Minimum 3 years driving experience with a clean driving record
    • Experience working with seniors and/or persons with disabilities is an asset.
  • Skills:
    • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)
    • Knowledge of geographical area – Renfrew County and Ottawa is an asset
    • Travel to rural areas
    • Ability to take direction well, and work independently
    • Learn and use a GPS
    • Evaluate situations and use policies and procedures as guidelines
    • Ability and available to work flexible hours including shift work, days, evening, weekends
    • Adjust to changing procedures and schedules
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time
    • Ability to move and/or lift wheelchairs, walkers or other mechanical aids on a frequent basis
    • Physically provide support to frail clients
  • What can we offer you?
    • $19.67 per hour
    • A clean and safe vehicle is supplied for shifts
    • Employee assistance program

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 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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The Opportunity: Dietary Aide – Part Time (0 FTE or 0 hours bi-weekly)

Posting Date: May 31, 2024

Under the supervision of the Food Services Supervisor, the Dietary Aide is responsible for assisting the cook with the preparation and service of well-balanced meals to residents of the Pembroke Carefor Mackay Centre and clean-up following meal service. Responsibilities will be performed in accordance with food handling and safety standards, Canada’s Food Guide, and within the framework of Carefor Health and Community Services policies, procedures, and standards.

Who we are: 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. Please visit https://www.careforconnect.ca for more information.
Job Description
  • What You Will Do:
    • Maintaining a clean, safe environment
    • Performing tasks according to duty sheet
    • Setting up equipment and supplies for food preparation
    • Assists in prepares meals, dessert, and/or snacks following standardized approved recipes, being careful to minimize waste and leftovers, and cook food according to sanitation and standardized guidelines pertaining to food preparation
    • Cleanup of kitchen and dining area
    • Serving meals to clients/residents
    • Ensuring timely service of meals
    • Handling and storing all left over foods according to food handling guidelines
    • Makes observations of resident behaviour and intervenes according to job expectation e.g. nutritional intake, disruptive behaviour in dining room, attendance for meals, general concerns affecting operations of the dietary department
    • Report observed concerns to supervisor or designate
    • Becoming familiar with individual resident’s dietary preferences, allergies, and diet restrictions
    • Assisting residents, if needed, to cut food or pour beverages
    • Promptly reports any problems, accidents, emergency situations, and complaints of residents regarding service to the supervisor or designate
    • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
    • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
    • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
    • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents
    • Performing other duties/tasks as assigned by manager
  • Qualifications
    • Completion of Grade 10 or equivalent is preferred
    • Food Handling and Safety certificate
    • WHMIS certification
  • Experience
    • Experience with food preparation
    • Experience in serving food
    • Experience using kitchen equipment
    • Experience in customer service
    • Experience working with elderly
    • Experience working in nursing home or similar environment would be considered an asset
  • Skills
    • Ability to calculate recipe quantities
    • Ability and available to fulfill the shift rotation designed for position (early morning, late evening, and weekends)
    • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Ability to handle the temperatures of working in a kitchen environment
    • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)
    • Dependable, trustworthy, compassionate with good work habits
    • Interested in supporting the elderly and disabled adults
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
    • Ability to bend, sit, stand, kneel for short periods of time
    • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety as relates to job
  • What we have to offer you

    Union Position:               Liuna

    Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Hours per Pay Period:    0 hours bi-weekly or 0 FTE

    Starting rate:                   $16.57

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 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.

Apply Now

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