Personal Support Worker (PSW, DSW, HSW, HCA, Nursing Student) (CAS)
in Strathroy, ON

Strathroy, ON
Relief / Casual
Experienced
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Competition Number: odXJkfwX
Company Website: http://von.ca
Description
Position at VON Canada (Ontario)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Casual
Program: Adult Day Program, Community Support Services
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Nights, Includes Weekends
On-Call: No
Job Summary:
The Personal/Home Support Worker provides personal support and homemaking services to clients and families within the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards. The PSW/HSW collaborates with members of the health care team in meeting the needs of clients to attain an optimal level of independence and wellbeing.
Foreign Registered Nurses, who are waiting for CNO registration and PSW students, who are about to graduate are welcome to apply.
This position is eligible for the temporary $3.00 per hour wage enhancement from the Ontario Government for all hours spent directly caring for clients.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Observes and evaluates the client's or family's home, personal situation and client and family care plan to determine if any need for change in the personal support care plan is required and whether the client's and family's needs have been met. Advises supervisor accordingly.
  • Contributes to the development of the personal support care plan under the direction of the Personal Support Program Manager. The written Care Plan is completed with information collected from the funder, the Manager and the client or family.
  • Implements changes to the care plan under the guidance of the Manager for safety, liability and financial reasons.
  • Reports verbally to the immediate supervisor or Personal Support Program Manager any changes in the client's or family's personal support needs or home situation necessitating a change in the personal support care plan.
  • Performs personal support tasks reflecting the needs of the client and family. Tasks may include light cleaning, preparation of nutritious meals, care of clothes, shopping for the client as required, and monitoring and maintaining household safety.
  • Provides personal care as directed by the Personal Support Program Manager or immediate supervisor, including assisting the client in walking, climbing or descending stairs, getting into and out of bed, eating, dressing and other matters of personal hygiene.
  • Provides simple bedside care, where required, under the direction of a nurse.
  • Provides respite care to clients as required.
  • Supports clients' families by providing child care as required to allow for family relief.
  • Organizes each day's activities, setting priorities for personal support and other activities under the direction of the Personal Support Program Manager or an immediate supervisor.
  • Completes daily call checks, and other forms as required, to maintain the effective and efficient operation of the personal and home support service.
  • Assesses the client's pattern of communication and ability to relate.
  • Communicates with appropriate members of the health team regarding the management of the client's or family's homemaking, physical, and emotional needs and informs an immediate supervisor or Manager of any changes or concerns.
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and VON policies and procedures.
  • Functions in accordance with VON's risk management policies, procedures, practices and guidelines designed to promote and protect client safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.

External and Internal Relationships:
  • Engages frequently with the immediate supervisor or the Personal Support Program Manager on any needed changes to client plans and other relevant information.

Education, Designations and Experience:
  • High school diploma.
  • Secondary school education is preferred.
  • CCA Certification is required in Nova Scotia.
  • Must have certificate in Home Support Worker (Level I, II, III), Personal Support Worker program or Health Care Aide.
  • Must have a current Standard First Aid Certificate or CPR level C Certificate, if applicable to the work being performed.
  • Some household management experience and experience working with elderly or ill individuals or children.

Skill Requirements:
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Able to communicate effectively with clients and families in a clear and effective manner that demonstrates respect, empathy and understanding
  • Good assessment skills
  • Awareness of community resources
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team or independently as required
  • Able to take direction well
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
  • Communicating in a clear and effective manner, demonstrating respect, empathy and understanding
  • The capacity to adhere to strict confidentially
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Other:
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle for work and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Available to work flexible hours
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further information and contact details.

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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About VON Canada

The power to change lives!

VON Canada has been leading care at home for over 125 years. Today, we are a highly-trusted non-profit organization that works with our clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

Our 6,300 employees and 6,500 volunteers deliver a wide range of vital health and wellness services, helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible.

With the help of our funders, donors, volunteers and committed staff, we offer dozens of programs and services across Ontario and Nova Scotia that provide real hands-on help to seniors, children, youth and adults who need extra support. We help Canadians stay healthy, live well and remain active. And, together with our clients and their families, we contribute to the health and improved quality of life of Canadians in their homes and communities, where they want to be.

We employ thousands of team members in the positions of:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses
  • Support Workers (PSWs, CCAs, Home Helpers)
  • Client Service Associates/Administrative Assistants
  • Nurse Managers
  • Community Support Program Coordinators
  • Corporate Services
  • And much more!

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salaries and paid vacation time
  • Tiered Benefits (health, dental, LTD) & an Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with company contribution for eligible employees
  • Travel compensation
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • SMART phone provided to keep you connected during work time
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community

Being a part of VON can open up a lifetime of opportunities through professional development, training and job growth. Come for the job, stay for the learning, the growth, and the chance to make a real difference in the lives of everyone you work with.

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