Personal Support Worker
Nucleus Independent Living - Oakville, ON

Nucleus Independent Living provides exceptional 24-hour support services to adults and seniors who require physical assistance in activities of daily living, which enables greater independence, dignity and comfort to the consumer, their families and friends.
Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager or her delegate, the part-time Attendant Worker provides clearly defined non-medical personal care, routine activities of living and homemaking services to seniors and the physically disabled by following service plans and established policies and procedures.

These services operate over 24-hours 7 days per week, including holidays. Availability and commitment to shifts assigned is a requirement

This position is ‘mobile’ requiring attendants to drive in their own vehicles to individual consumers private residences to provide service

A Vulnerable Sector Check will be conducted
A Drivers Abstract and validation of insurance will be conducted

Responsibilities

Deliver consumer-directed support services, respecting the individuality and dignity of each consumer. Service tasks include, but are not limited to:

Personal Support

  • Washing/bathing/showering; mouth care; hair care
  • Dressing/undressing
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Transferring/positioning/turning
  • Preventative skin care, changing dressings (not wound care)
  • Routine hand/foot care
  • Exercising/range of motion
  • Assistance with eating
  • Medication assistance
  • Escorts to medical appointments
  • Essential communications

Homemaking

  • Meal preparation including menu planning; groceries; cooking; clean-up
  • Light house cleaning including tidying of rooms; dishes; dusting; sweeping; mopping; vacuuming; washing floors; cleaning and disinfecting sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, mirrors
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Pet care as specified

Qualifications

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate from an accredited institution (RPN certification an asset)
  • Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Drivers License and Business Use Insurance
  • Clean driving abstract and a well-maintained and reliable vehicle
  • Minimum one (1) or more years of recent work experience providing personal support services to seniors and/or those with physical disabilities (MS, Quadriplegic, ABI etc)
  • Solid knowledge of the legislation, principles, practices and methods of providing personal support services
  • Awareness of issues and strategies affecting the provision of services to seniors and/or the physically disabled
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, both oral and written
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the proven ability to build a positive rapport and trusting relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and follow verbal instructions as directed by the consumer
  • Reliability and punctuality are a must
  • Understanding of abuse prevention strategies
  • Understanding of PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act) legislative requirements and the proven ability to work within therapeutic boundaries
  • Able to assist consumers with standing, walking, sitting, lifting and transferring movements - Able to freely lift 23 Kgs (50 lbs)
  • Good computer skills and ability to use of various electronic communication devices (cell phones, blackberries)

Interested and qualified applicants can apply by forwarding their cover letter and resume


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