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Home Helper, Days - Part Time 0.4

VON Canada - 305 Jobs
London, ON
In-person
Part-time
Experienced
Posted 8 days ago
Requisition Details: Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.4 FTE)
Program Name: Home Help
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 30
Work Schedule: Days
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 well-being. A Home Helper may be hired specifically to provide housekeeping and cleaning services at a VON facility within the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards, and quality and risk management.

The Home Help Program runs Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and candidates will work within that schedule *The work schedule may change depending on business needs.

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.
  • 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
  • Performs housekeeping tasks reflecting the needs of the facility (program space or office).
  • Interior cleaning tasks may include the need to launder linens and window coverings along with; beds, blinds, ceilings, light fixtures, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, walls, windows, wall tiles, ceiling and wall vents, televisions, floors, carpets, etc.
  • Ensure the exterior walkways and outside perimeter of facility remain free of debris and obstructions.
  • Collects and transports garbage and recycling to appropriate containers.
  • Manages supply stock and informs Supervisor or designate when new supplies need to be ordered.
  • Plans and organizes each day's activities, setting priorities for activities, to effectively utilize time, energy, supplies and equipment.
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.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner when interacting with clients and/or colleagues
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
  • 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.
Competition Number: 39788
Company Website: http://von.ca
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About VON Canada

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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 (HR, IT, Finance, etc.)
  • 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

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