Ottawa, Ontario (Private client) $20/hr
Looking for a dependable professional with a super high attention to detail and knack for providing that 'extra caring touch' for a demanding patient with a sense of humour. Must be dependable, drug and alcohol free, physically strong yet gentle, funny and able to follow directions. This client has severe mobility impairments, speech impediment (aphasia) and needs assistance with all aspects of personal care, feeding, medication reminders/administration and transfers.
It is especially important for candidates to be physically strong enough to lift patient, as well as be familiar with using mechanical lifts on patients.
Duties include: Heavy lifting, Dressing/undressing, toileting, assist with bathing, light housekeeping, meal prep and planning. General companionship activities: reading, etc
Requirements: Physically strong, high school graduate, PSW training and certification. Car or transportation to client's home.
Two former client references please
Will require assistance for up to 8 hours a day (this position will complement CCAC provided at-home care).
Ideal candidate is a full-time paid caregiver with a PSW certification to accompany and support client and family through this difficult time. Familiarity with ALS is an asset. Experienced caring for a terminally ill patient and supporting the family with this process is an added bonus. Scheduling to be finalized but will complement the morning and evening/ overnight community home care workers who help us part-time. Serious candidates need only to apply.
1 full-time caregiver daytime (up to 8 hours a day) Monday-Friday
1 caregiver P/T evenings (up to 5 hours a day) evening/overnights
Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: Sept/Oct 2013 with training at client's home to learn routine (will be paid), Start date to be confirmed after reference check.