Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Job IDD2-D2-FE-F9-3A-6A
CompanyVHA Home Healthcare
LocationToronto
ProvinceOntario
Date Posted2018-08-23
Posted Until2019-02-21
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
Description
Currently Seeking:

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Toronto - Must be available to work evenings and every Saturday and Sunday.

Responsibilities:

VHA's Personal Support Workers (PSWs) help clients live more comfortably, safely and as independently as possible. Their skilled, compassionate support can also be a great assistance to family caregivers looking for a much needed break. Personal support workers assist our clients with:

Personal Care

Activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing and bathing
Meal planning and preparation
Mobility and transfers
Light household duties such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes
Provision of special functions that have been taught, with respect to the client by a regulated health professional.
Reporting changes in client behaviour and condition
Ideal Attributes

Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices
Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-giving
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Requires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilities
A keen desire to learn
SalaryMinimum $16.50/hr
CredentialsAbility to read, write and speak English (equivalent to grade 10 level).
Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred care.
Use of proper body mechanics and successful completion of physical readiness test to ensure safe work practices are followed including mobility, transfers, bending, lifting, push and pulling.
Demonstrated ability to recognize safety concerns, communicate effectively using a computer and/or mobile device.
Requires good judgement, the ability to work independently and work cooperatively with the care-giving team.
Effective problem solving and decision making skills to safely service clients.
Immunization for measles, rubella and varicella, and prophylaxic immunization of Hepatitis B is strongly urged. Must be screened for tuberculosis where required (i.e. long term care facility).
Ability to travel between assignments by public transportation or by car
Able to work all weekends
Current CPR and First Aid certification is a definite asset
Education RequirementsPSW certification from an approved and recognized educational institution
RN/RPN/DSW/HCA/Personal Attendant certification
RN or RPN students with a minimum successful completion of 1 year
ExperienceExperience in providing homemaking and/or personal support services, including care of seniors, children, is an asset.
Experience working in the community as a PSW is an asset.
LanguagesEnglish And The Ability To Speak A Second Language Is A Definite Asset
How To ApplyTo apply: https://www.fitzii.com/apply/33867 or please send your resume to hr@vha.ca
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