Req ID: 4276 - ME - CAS
Position Title: Personal Support Worker
Hours Per Week: Vary
On Call: Yes
Program or Dept. Supports for Daily Living
The PSW provides personal care and health maintenance to individuals and
families in the home setting within the framework of VON philosophy, policies,
procedures and standards, in community health care.
The successful candidate will work in a Supports for Daily Living
[designated] apartment building.
Collaboration with other health care team members is expected where and
when appropriate. At all times, the Personal Support Worker follows an
established plan of care and delegation of procedures that meets the needs of
the individual and family.
The successful candidate must be able to work in a flexible care
program (working days/nights/weekends) and meet the On Call – Call Back by Pager expectations required for this program.
The successful candidate is expected to work every other weekend in
a 2 week rotation for the AM and PM shifts.
Registration with the PSW Registry Ontario will be required:
Current CPR and First Aid certification will be requested
Experience working in a nursing or retirement home is preferred
Palliative Care and In-Home Support Exercise Program completion preferred
Must have experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities
Household management experience
Awareness of community resources
Must be able to communicate well; both written and verbally
Good assessment skills and excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and work independently
and proof of vehicle insurance
Current criminal background check will be requested
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.
Province: Ontario [ON]
Compensation & Benefits Overview
• Career advancement opportunities
• Training and skills development
• Flexible hours
• Competitive compensation
• Group benefit coverage
• Pension plan
• Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
• Employee assistance program
• Employee recognition programs