Personal Support Worker (PSW, DSW, HSW, HCA), Full-Time/Part-Time
Bancroft, Ontario, ca Social Care
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The Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides personal support and homemaking services to clients and their families. This role requires an individual with excellent assessment and communication skills,the ability to work effectively with both clients and their families,knowledge of community resources, the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently.
This position is eligible for the temporary $3.00 per hour wage enhancement from the Ontario Government for all hours spent directly caring for clients.
Evaluates current personal support care plan and contributes to the development of the care plan; implements changes to plan if required and advises supervisor accordingly
Reports any changes in the client’s or family's personal support needs or home situation
Performs personal support tasks reflecting the needs of the client and family such as: light cleaning, meal prep, laundry, shopping, maintain and monitor household safety
Provides personal care as directed by the Program Manager or immediate supervisor, including assisting the client in daily activities (eating, dressing, etc) and other personal hygiene needs
Completes daily call checks, and other forms as required, to maintain the effective and efficient operation of the personal and home support service.
Assesses the client's pattern of communication and ability to relate.
Communicates with appropriate members of the health team regarding the management of the client's or family's homemaking, physical, and emotional needs.
Organizes each day’s activities, setting priorities for personal support and other activities under the direction an immediate supervisor.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Certificate in Home Support Worker (Level I, II, III), Personal Support Worker program or Health Care Aide is required
First Aid / CPR certification is required
Previous experience working with elderly, children or providing treatment to clients
Must have vehicle transportation; this includes a valid Ontario Driver’s License and vehicle insurance
A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required
A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
Must be able to wear PPE
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