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Personal Support Worker

Job ID99-38-DC-E7-90-64
CompanyCarefirst Seniors & Community Services Association
Date Posted2020-01-06
Posted Until2020-07-04
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association is a non-profit community services agency. Since 1976, we have provided community support, home and personal health care services in a holistic manner to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those with medical needs in the Greater Toronto, York, and Mississauga regions.

With a staff of 500 members (including full-time and part-time staff) and the help of a pool of 850 active volunteers, we serve over 15,000 clients a year, including seniors and the physically disabled; 3,000 of whom are "home-bound" and frail.

To cope with the rapid growth of the Association, we are seeking Personal Support Workers to join our Home Care team.

• Provide personal care services, including but not limited to: bathing, grooming, skin care, dressing,
toileting, lifts/transfers, mobility assistance, assisting at meal time, reminder of medication, etc., in
accordance with the individualized client care plan
• Assist with general household chores such as laundry, bed making, vacuuming, cleaning, dusting,
wiping furniture, and other such tasks
• Provide emotional support and encouragement to clients and their families in coping with daily
demands and during stressful times
• Prepare nutritious meals that accommodate the specific dietary needs of the client

• Graduated from a recognized Personal Support Worker Program or equivalent (eg. RPN), or is an
internationally-trained nurse
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Certification in First Aid/CPR and Food Handling
• Experience in housekeeping duties and preparing light meals
• Ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices
• Sufficient physical ability to assist with client transfers and activities of daily living (eg. including but not
limited to ability to lift approximately 50 lbs, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb
stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run)
• Ability to speak a second language that reflects the community served, eg. Cantonese, Mandarin, is an asset
• Possesses a caring attitude, good interpersonal skills, sensitivity to recognize needs of elderly clients
and/or clients with physical and/or mental challenges
• Demonstrated good judgement, with the ability to work independently and cooperatively with the
Home Care team
• Flexible working hours with availability to work shift hours, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays
• Must be available to travel from home-to-home on a daily basis to service clients in the York Region, Scarborough, or Downtown areas
• A valid vulnerable sector police record check and medical check completed within one year

Carefirst is an equal opportunity employer. We are also committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange a reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Start DateAs soon as possible
Salary$18.00 To $19.00 Per Hour
CredentialsPersonal Support Worker Certificate, CPR Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Safe Food Handling Certificate
Education RequirementsSecondary (high) school graduation certificate
Essential SkillsAdminister bedside and personal care, Launder clothing and household linens, Assist in regular exercise eg. walking, Feeding or assist in feeding, Provide personal care, Perform light housekeeping and cleaning duties, Assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene, Prepare and serve nutritious meals
ExperienceExperience in housekeeping duties and preparing light meals is an asset
LanguagesCantonese, Mandarin, English
Weight HandlingUp to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Work SettingsVarious locations in clients' homes, Must be able to travel from home-to-home on a daily basis to service clients in Scarborough, York Region, or Downtown Toronto areas, Travel expenses not paid by employer, Non-smoking, Physically demanding, Bending, crouching, kneeling, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Work under pressure
OtherMedical exam, Vulnerable Sector Check, and References are required upon hiring
How To ApplyPlease send your résumé to:

Fax: (416) 502-2382
Telephone: (416) 847-6005