Personal Support Worker
Nucleus Independent Living - Oakville, ON

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Nucleus provides personal support and essential homemaking assistance to frail seniors and persons with physical disabilities living within designated areas in Mississauga, Oakville and two sites in Toronto. Scheduled and on-call services are available 24/7/365 to enable individuals to remain living independently in their own homes.
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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