Personal Support Worker

 
At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

 

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

 

We are proud to operate three non-profit long-term care homes where our employees make a meaningful contribution on the lives of the residents by providing quality care in a family-like atmosphere. 

 

As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also recognized as a Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight organization.

 

At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your work.  

 

Posting ID: 167
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services for Seniors
Pay Range: $24.14 - $25.54
 

Job Type: Relief/ Casual
Hours of Work: Relief/ Casual
Work Location: Allendale, Creek Way Village, Post Inn Village
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: January 18, 2022
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides personal care for residents including all activities of daily living to ensure their optimum physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Communicates effectively with residents, staff and families.
  • Provides excellent customer service at all times. Is respectful, courteous and pleasant. Provides individualized service and creates a home-like atmosphere.
  • Observes and reports changes in the resident’s status.
  • Records necessary data (e.g. flow sheets).
  • Shares responsibility for the care of equipment in the Home and the personal belongings of residents.  
  • Works co-operatively with team members.
  • Receives direction from registered staff.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

Essential

  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma and a Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized college are required.
  • Previous experience in geriatrics, rehabilitation or long-term care is required.
  • The incumbent must be team oriented, must possess effective communication skills and have a genuine desire to care for the elderly.
  • Must have an understanding of the Residents’ Bill of Rights and Compliance Standards as set out by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work shifts. The incumbent must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the care and assistance of residents.

Employment Conditions

  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening by the first day of employment. You will also need to provide a current two-step tuberculosis test (obtained within the past six (6) months) by the first day of employment. 
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.

 

Important information about your application:

  • If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
  • If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.