Personal Support Worker (PSW, DSW) (RPT 0.6)
in Kingston, ON

Kingston, ON
Part-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: ovsklfwm
Company Website: http://von.ca
Description
Position at VON Canada (Ontario)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.6 FTE)
Program Name: Respite/Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 45
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: OPSEU
On Call: No

Job Summary:
Personal Support Workers will be responsible for providing companionship, personal care and health maintenance services to clients in their home or throughout the community within the framework of VON's philosophy, policies, standards and legislation. As a Personal Support Worker you will work with members of the Healthcare and Personal Support teams to meet the needs of clients in obtaining an optimal level of independence and well-being.
This position is eligible for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Personal Support Worker (PSW) Wage Enhancement Initiative for direct patient/client care.

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.

Responsibilities:
  • Observe the individual/family home and personal situation continuously to determine any need for change in personal support or professional assistance
  • Contribute to the development of the personal support care plan, in conjunction with the Supervisor
  • Implement the care plan, including:
    • Promoting self care and independence
    • Providing personal care, as directed by the Supervisor, which includes ambulatory assistance, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, respite, training, providing medication assistance, etc.
    • Advocate on the client's behalf to the Program Manager
    • Requesting assessment by a health care professional as needed
    • Continuously evaluate the personal support care plan to determine if the client's needs have been met

Qualifications:
  • Personal Support Worker or Developmental Services Worker certification is mandatory
  • Nursing students are welcome to apply. Must have completed first year of RPN and second year of BScN to be eligible
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches course completion an asset
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification will be requested
  • Experience working with the following clients groups is an asset:
    • Seniors, peadiatric's, mental health, cognitive impairment, obstetrics, palliative/oncology, ill individuals
    • Alzheimer's or dementia's
  • Household management experience
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
  • Awareness of community resources is essential
  • Must be able to communicate well, both written and verbally
  • Must have good critical thinking, assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and work independently
  • Willingness to travel to neighboring communities
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: 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; 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.
Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its' discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.
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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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