Home Support Aide - Part Time
in Truro, NS

Truro, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: oZYIjfwI
Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)
Requisition Details:
Hiring for Various Temporary Part-time positions with an anticipated end date in August 2023
(0.75 FTE = 60 hours biweekly, 0.5 FTE = 37.5 hours biweekly or 0.4 FTE = 32 hours biweekly)
Program Name: Home Support
Work Schedule: Days, with an evening and weekend rotation
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
Area of work: Colchester and East Hants County

Looking for a career in health care that provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in your community?
Our Home Support Aides (HSAs) provide homemaking services to clients in homes across Nova Scotia. Our HSAs collaborate with members of the health care team to meet individuals' needs to sustain an optimal level of independence and well-being.
Come for the job, stay for the chance to make a real difference. Join our Home Support Team Today!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Travel time and kilometer compensation
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Opportunity to use your skills to help people
  • SMART phone provided to keep you connected during work time
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community
  • Work with an organization that is over 120 years strong

What you'll do:
  • Perform light housekeeping for clients in their home, including cleaning living areas, vacuuming, mopping floors, laundry, dishwashing, and more
  • Plan, prepare and serve meals
  • Provide companionship and develop professional relationships with clients
  • Assist with walking and stabilization
  • Communicate with members of the health team regarding the client's homemaking, physical, and emotional needs to assist with the development of the client care plan
  • Complete environmental risk assessments
  • Maintain focus of client independence, health status, safety, and quality of life

What we need from you:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required
  • Safe Food Handler and WHIMIS certification is required
  • Experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities preferred
  • Experience working for a professional cleaning services organization preferred
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Experience working with people from different social and economic environments preferred
  • A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check is required. A Vulnerable Sector Search may also be required
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Willingness to travel within the sites service area

About us:

VON is a non-profit organization that provides clinical, personal, and social support to people who want to live every day to the fullest while remaining in their own homes and communities
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations where required. For more information, please visit http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility
Other terms commonly searched for this type of opportunity: House Keeping, Housekeeper, cleaner, cook, companion, homemaking, home care, home helper, PSW, CCA, Home support worker

In accordance with the Employer's policy, Mandatory Vaccination: COVID-19, it is required that all VON Canada Nova Scotia Branch, VON Canada Ontario Branch and VON Canada (National) employees, contractors, volunteers and students be fully vaccinated (subject only to legitimate established exemptions of a medical nature or where there is a valid human rights exception).
To facilitate this policy, all VON Canada employees, students, contractors and volunteers will be required to provide written attestation confirming that they are fully vaccinated and reasonable proof of vaccination status, inclusive of any government-issued documentation.

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