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Personal Support Worker (PSW)

The Opportunity: Part Time Temporary Personal Support Worker (PSW) (0.6 FTE or 48 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date: May 3, 2024

Under the supervision of the Care Team Supervisor, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides personal support and homemaking services to individuals. Care is provided within the framework of policies, procedures, standards and quality & risk management as established by Carefor Health and Community Services and the management of the Pembroke Civic Complex.  The PSW collaborates with members of the health care team in meeting the needs of individuals to attain an optimal level of independence and wellbeing. A PSW is responsible to work within his/her scope of practice, performing the care and activities for which they have the necessary training and for which they are competent.  The PSW is to inform the manager or designate if they require additional training with tasks.

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:
    • Assist or provide care according to the Resident Care Plan. Assistance may need to be provided on a short or long term basis to individual residents including but not limited to personal care, lifts and transfers, observing nutritional status, light housekeeping, assist in taking prescribed medication, etc…
    • Observe resident for changes in behaviour or signs or symptoms of decreasing health status and report to Care Team
    • Chart care given and give verbal/written report to RPN or other team members on any unusual behaviour and observations made with respect to clients/residents
    • Evaluate the individual’s need for change in the personal support care plan and make recommendations to RPN or designate.
    • Contributes to the development of the personal support care plan by reporting, to the RPN or designate, all observations or information obtained from the resident and/or family regarding needs and the effect of the care he/she provided.
    • Plans and organizes each day’s activities, setting priorities for personal support and other activities, to effectively utilize time, energy, supplies and equipment.
    • Completes documentation/paperwork according to Carefor policies and procedures
    • Reviews all forms of documentation and communication in order to remain current on residence operations and resident care. This may include reviewing care notes, e-mails, memos, communication book, and receiving verbal updates
    • 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
    • Personal Support Worker or Health Care Aide certificate
    • Current Standard First Aid Certificate, required
    • Current CPR level C Certificate, required
  • Experience
    • At least 1 year experience working with elderly or ill individuals.
    • Experience working with seniors who have dementia, Alzheimer’s, and mental health illnesses
    • Experience working in a retirement or nursing home facility
  • Skills
    • Ability to evaluate situations and use policies and procedures as guidelines
    • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
    • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)
    • Good assessment skills
    • Awareness of community resources
    • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
    • Ability to take direction well
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability and availability to work shifts in a 24 hour operation
    • Ability to bend, sit, stand, kneel for short periods of time
  • What we have to offer you

    Union Position:               United Steel Workers (USW)

    Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Hours per Pay Period:   0.6 FTE or 48 hours bi-weekly

    Scale Level:                      $19.71

    Schedule:                          see below

    Week 1 of Master

    Tues (E) Thurs (N) Sat (E) Sun (E)

    Week 2 of Master

    Wed (D) Thurs (D)

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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