Relief PSWs
Durham Mental Health Services - Whitby, ON

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Durham Mental Health Services ā€“ Whitby, ON

Personal Support Workers
Relief PSWs with Mental Health Experience


To support individuals with mental illness and/or addictions in making choices, developing skills, increasing independence and to become involved and connected within the community. Duties may include assistance with cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, laundry and attending community outings. Provides cognitive, social and/or emotional support to the client


Current PSW Certificate
Minimum 1 year Experience in supporting individuals with mental illness and/or addictions
Experience working with seniors in the community health services setting would be an asset
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills
Must have demonstrated sound skills and knowledge of providing personal care duties
Current CPR and First Aid certification required
Must be able to meet physical demand requirements of the role
Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening
Valid ā€œGā€ license and access to a vehicle

Knowledge of mental illness and addictions
Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-giving
Demonstrated effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, teamwork skills
Ability to liaise with other social service agencies and health care professionals
Demonstrated initiative and judgement appropriate for the position
Knowledge of the principles of life skills training, focused problem solving and intervention strategies
Basic knowledge of the major mental illnesses, and an understanding of the Mental Health Act
Knowledge of local community resources
Ability to set priorities and organize work accordingly
Has to have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work as a team player.
Ability to lift using appropriate lifting techniques and bend, push and pull using good body mechanics

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