Home Helper (RPT 0.4)
in Kingston, ON

Kingston, ON
Part-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: ozZtlfw6
Company Website: http://von.ca
Description
Position at VON Canada (Ontario)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Permanent, Part-Time (0.4 FTE)
Program Name: Home Help
Hours worked Bi-Weekly: 30
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Includes Weekends
On-Call: No

Job Summary:
The Home Helper provides homemaking services to individuals and families in the home or at the time of discharge from hospital according to the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards and quality & risk management. The Home Helper collaborates with members of the health care team in meeting the needs of individuals to attain an optimal level of independence and wellbeing.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs light housekeeping for clients in their home including (but not limited to) dusting, cleaning kitchen/bathroom, vacuuming, mopping floors, laundry, and errand service; may include heavy and seasonal cleaning.
  • Prepares meals and completes the environmental risk assessments.
  • Provides companionship and conversation to the clients.
  • Provides stabilization and assistance with walking.
  • Provides medication reminders and appointment reminders.
  • Observes and evaluates the individual's/family's home, personal situation and client/family care plan.
  • Contributes to the development (with the help of the Coordinator) of the care plan.
  • Communicates verbally with appropriate members of the health team regarding the management of the client's/family's homemaking, physical, and emotional needs.
  • Adheres to the VON standards for conduct and behavior and upholds VON's Core Values

External and Internal Relationships:
  • Engages frequently with the Clients, Client's family members and Home Support Coordinator on any needed changes to client plans and other relevant information.

Education, Designations and Experience:
  • High school graduate.
  • Post-Secondary school education preferred.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required.
  • Personal Support Worker or Health Care Aide certification an asset.
  • 2-3 years' experience working with children, seniors and person with disability.
  • Household management or professional customer service experience preferred.
  • Experience working for a professional cleaning services organization preferred.
  • Experience working with people from different social and economic environments preferred.

Skill Requirements:
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good assessment skills.
  • Awareness of community resources.
  • Ability to take direction, as well as to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Other:
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Willingness to travel regularly during the day as well as periodically overnight(s) to support sites and attend meetings
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required

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 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.

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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