Personal Support Worker - Jobs in Prescott, ON - 318499

Carefor Health & Community Services
Job Summary
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  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Salary
  • Telecommuting

Job Description

Summary of Function: The Personal/Home Support Worker provides personal support and homemaking services to individuals and families in the home within the framework of Carefor policies, procedures, standards and quality & risk management. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to meeting the needs of individuals and attain an optimal level of independence and well being.Qualifications Required:Education: Degrees/Certificates Certificate in Home Support Worker (Level II, III), Personal Support Worker program or Health Care Aide Registration with the Personal Support Network of Ontario Current Standard First Aid Certificate Current CPR level C CertificateExperience: Years & type of experience Household management experience Experience working with elderly or ill individuals or childrenSkills: Type Must be able to communicate well, both written and verbal Good assessment skills Ability to take direction well Ability to work independently Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments1. Monitoring & EvaluationObserves and evaluates the individuals/familys home, personal situation and client/family care plan to determine if any need for change in the personal support care plan is required and whether the individuals/familys needs have been met and advises coordinator or Supervisor accordingly2. Planning Contributes to the development of the clients Care Plan; which is created by the Personal Support Program Supervisor. The written Care Plan is initiated with information collected from the supervisor, coordinator and the client/family. Any changes to the care plan must be implemented with the coordinator or supervisor for safety, liability and financial reasons.3. Implementation Performs personal support tasks reflecting the needs of the individual/family. Tasks may include:a) light cleaning, additional cleaning in some instances (MOHLTC Clients)b) meal set-up or planning and preparing nutritious meals including special dietsc) laundering of clothes and linens, including occasional ironing and essential mending of clothing; laundry for incontinenced) monitoring and maintaining household safetye) providing personal care which could include bathing, mouth and skin care, dressing and grooming, assistance in walking and transfers, climbing or descending stairs, feeding, exercises and bedside caref) perform delegated tasks (e.g. applying prescription ointment) where required, under the direction of the supervisor or another Professional (RN, PT, OT)g) recognizing the social and emotional needs of clients and dealing with them effectivelyh) providing respite carei) providing child care as required for family reliefj) accompanying clients on outings or to appointments as necessaryk) shopping for client as requiredl) planning and organizing each days activities, setting priorities for personal support and other activities, to effectively utilize time, energy, supplies and equipmentm) completing assignments in the assigned length of time4. Communication Written/Verbala) Receives direction and assignments from the coordinator or supervisor by phone, voicemail or in personb) Consults with the coordinator or supervisor regarding assignment changes, referral changes/differences and other pertinent informationc) Reports verbally to the supervisor or coordinator any changes in the individuals/familys personal support needs or home situation requiring a change in the care pland) Completes daily call checks, and forms as required, to maintain the effective and efficient operation of the Personal Support Programe) Observes the clients pattern of communication and relating and reports changes/concerns to the supervisor or coordinatorf) Utilizes verbal and non-verbal communication skills effectively with the client/familyg) Communicates verbally with appropriate members of the health team regarding the management of the clients/familys homemaking, physical, and emotional needs and informs the supervisor or coordinator of any changes or concernsh) Relates to, and shares with, other members of the health team within and outside the Branch in a professional and timely manneri) Consults with the supervisor when unable to resolve difficulties with a client or team member or when requiring clarification about an issuej) Listen to voice mail message regularly and responds promptly when required5. Health and Safety Accountabilitya) Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and proceduresb) Participates in health and safety training including WHIMS and applies this knowledge in the workplacec) Wears and uses any/all protective equipment or clothing provided by Carefor and does not interfere with protective devices so as to change or negate their functionsd) Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself, another worker or the cliente) Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard to their supervisor or coordinatorf) Does not use or operate any equipment, machine, device, or work in a manner that may endanger him/herself another worker or any clientg) Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidentsJob Type: Part-timeExperience:

  • Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Prescott, ON (Preferred)


  • English (Required)
  • French (Preferred)

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