Personal Support Workers

Personal Support Workers
Casual Elect to Work
($18.17 hour plus 4% vacation pay)

Under the direction of the Program Manager the Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides assistance to clients receiving a variety of services including Access to Primary Care, Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors, In-Home Respite, Home At Last (HAL), Home First, Long-Term Emergency Avoidance Program (LEAP), and Supportive Housing. Tasks are defined by the specific service and may include:

  • Accompanying clients to/from critical primary care appointments and providing appropriate supports and follow-up
  • Personal Support Services including dressing, personal hygiene, assisting with mobility, assisting and monitoring medication use and other routine activities of daily living
  • Homemaking services including shopping, housecleaning, and meal preparation
  • Safety checks and/or reassurance services
  • Transition assistance to clients, including transportation from hospital and settlement services at the home
  • Completing necessary client/visit documentation and reports

The PSW provides care in the client’s home and community in accordance with Community Care Durham’s policies and procedures. Recognizing the role of the PSW is to provide safe and appropriate care to clients, all health and safety practices must be followed as they pertain to the workplace; including the standard operating processes when working with infectious diseases, ambulating clients, driving clients, etc., The PSW communicates with the Manager and/or supervisor as directed.

Qualifications required:

  • Personal Support Worker certificate, or acceptable equivalent (e.g., RPN) and experience in the community setting
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Licensed vehicle and the ability and willingness to drive within Durham Region
  • Maintenance of class G Ontario driving licence and clean Drivers Abstract with personal automobile insurance of at least $1,000,000 and appropriate business-use coverage as required by personal automobile insurance carrier (if required to drive clients) or maintenance of class G2 Ontario driving licence and clean Drivers Abstract at a minimum
  • Comfortable working alone in the community (supervisor or Service Coordinator on call)
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the frail elderly and persons with disabilities, including challenges in cognition
  • Must be willing and able to work throughout Durham Region in the various Respite services
  • Must be willing and able to lift approximately 50 lbs., bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
  • Must be willing to work one weekend per month
  • Physical ability sufficient to perform client transfers and activities of daily living

Please apply in writing, outlining qualifications and experience to: Human Resources, Community Care Durham email: careers@communitycaredurham.on.ca

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