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In Home Support Worker

Port City Home Services
Dartmouth, NS
Posted 11 days ago

In Home Support Worker - Community Focused Job Description

"Living well" means something different to each of us. Port City Home Services strives to help seniors live well, wherever they call home, with a wide variety of reliable services to fit their unique lifestyle and needs. Port City Home Services is looking for competent In Home Support Workers (IHSW) to join our team. As an IHSW, your main responsibility will be to care for our clients in a professional and compassionate manner in their own homes to "live well."

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with personal care (bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and exercise)
  • Basic food preparation (preparing meals, shopping, housekeeping, laundry and other errands)
  • General health care (medication and appointment reminders)
  • Mobility Assistance (help with getting in and out of a wheelchair, car or shower)
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Home Organization (help with organizing, packing or cleaning, general house care)
  • Health monitoring (following a care plan and noticing any changes in the individual's health, recording and reporting any differences)
  • Transportation (driving to and from activities, running errands, and help getting in and out of wheelchair accessible vehicles

Job requirements and qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Proven experience as an IHSW
  • Excellent knowledge of emergency and first aid
  • Driver's license and access to vehicle an asset
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work shift work
  • Knowledge of housekeeping activities and cooking
  • Adhere to health and safety standards
  • Be respectful and compassionate
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ethics
  • Physical endurance

If interested in pursuing this rewarding role as an IHSW with Port City Home Services, please send your resume to [email protected].

**All IHSW must supply a copy of a Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Check within two weeks of hire. **

Competition Number: IHSW0617-CB
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