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Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Russell/Embrun/St. Albert/Crysler

Posting Date: February 5, 2024

The Opportunity: Personal Support Worker, Permanent

Are you a PSW, DSW, Foreign-Trained Nurse/Doctor, Student Nurse, or Paramedics who is willing to make an impact in the lives of others and feel valued, respected, listened to, and empowered to live up to your potential? If so, Carefor Health & Community Services is the place for you.

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:

    • See the possibilities in others and can support them to reach their full potential
    • Can access zoom for a video interview
    • Can use smartphone for communication and for screening applications
    • Communicate effectively in english, both written and verbal
    • Have strong interpersonal and customer focus 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
    • Are capable of making a commitment of 75 hours bi-weekly

    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 asse
  • 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
    • 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


    • Day shift
    • Evening shift
    • Weekends as needed

    Supplemental pay types:

    • Overtime pay


    • English (required)


    • 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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