Health Services - Northwood Care Aide (NCA)

Chester, NS | Halifax, NS

We are Currently Hiring for the following areas:

Halifax, NS

Chester, NS area to work at Shoreham Village

For over 55 years, Northwood has led the way as Nova Scotia's most dynamic continuing care organization. We are committed to innovation and change. We are recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice. We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our Health Services team.

 Northwood Health Services

Northwood Health Services is part of the Northwood Family of Companies. It is an agency based company that provides support services to clients in their homes as well to persons residing in long-term care.

If you are passionate about caring for others and are looking for an opportunity to build a career with Northwood, then we want to hear from you!

We like to call it the power of love.

Northwood is a full spectrum health, lifestyle and continuing care organization.

Responsibilities

Responsible for providing service to residents/clients in accordance with the individual care plan developed by the RN Clinical Leader and interdisciplinary team members or RN Supervisor

Tasks:

  •  Performs light housekeeping duties (e.g. tidy room, clean closets, hang clothing)
  •  Provide personal care (e.g., bathing, dressing, grooming)
  •  Assists residents with meals and between meal refreshments
  •  Provides respite to families and care givers
  •  Engages residents/families in leisure/recreational activities on unit
  •  Facilitates resident/family participation in recreation programs
  •  Provides opportunities for residents/families to interact with environment in which they live/visit  Meal preparation
  •  Documentation (e.g., reporting client/resident concerns, incident reports)
  •  Completes other tasks as required

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Current Emergency First-Aid with Level C CPR.
  • Individuals on learning path for CCA-not registered for PLAR
  • Individuals who have taken the CCA course but have not passed the exam after 3 writes.
  • Minimum of 12 months of relevant work or volunteer experience
  • Experience in one or more areas:
    • Senior Care
    • Young Adult Care
    • Group Home
    • Caring for family member/friend
    • Child Care
    • Current CCA student with successful completion of first skills development placement

We offer:

  • Paid orientation and on the job training starting February 18, 2020
  • Support in obtaining Nova Scotia CCA certification
  • Days, evenings, nights, weekends; many flexible options.
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Occupational health services
  • Access to ongoing education
  • Wireless Phone

Work With Us

Northwood is Loving Care, so a BIG heart is required! #livemore

If this exciting opportunity interests you and you would like to discuss employment opportunities please apply NOW LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. 

To learn more about Northwood visit our website at www.nwood.ns.ca

Northwood is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Northwood

Northwood is Nova Scotia's original senior citizen advocate, dating back to 1962. Since that time, we have led the way as Nova Scotia's most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. We are the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada and are recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love! When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people, not on profit margins. 

Northwood is a full spectrum health, lifestyle and continuing care organization with a staff of more than 1,700. We are continuously recognized as a great place to work, with the distinction of being one of Nova Scotia's Top Employers as well as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada.

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