The position involves a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and Public Holidays.
Reporting to the Director of Care and following established policies, procedures and standards, the P.S.W. provides personal and bedside care to assigned Residents in the Home. The P.S.W. works collaboratively with the Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse and other P.S.W.’s. Tasks performed vary slightly depending on a Resident’s cognitive and physical capabilities, and between work shifts and specific assignments. The PSW ensures Residents’ safety by following established policies and procedures.
Key responsibilities include:
Give top quality care to Residents for Activities of Daily Living
Commitment to excellent Resident-focused care
Understand the Gentle Care philosophy
Act as a Team player promoting collaboration and teamwork
Observe, report and record electronically regarding Residents
Assist with admissions, discharges and transfers of Residents
Excellent working knowledge of infection control practices
Follow Ministry of Health Standards and Health & Safety Regulations
Demonstrated record of good attendance
Personal Support Worker Certificate or Diploma from an accredited academic institution
Ability to demonstrate:
- Maturity, initiative, reliability, critical thinking, problem-solving and compassion
- Excellence in communication, both written and verbal
- Commitment to providing excellent customer service through shared teamwork
- Individual initiative to work independently and as a valued team player
Mentally and physically able to perform duties as assigned
Ability to provide Resident care in accordance with application legislation, job routines and nursing care plans
Must have current Vulnerable Sector Police check (within past 6 months) or be willing to obtain one
Must have working knowledge of WHMIS and Basic Workplace Safety Training
Current First Aid and CPR Training
Training in Gentle Persuasive Approach an asset
Working in areas were there may involve Residents with social behavior challenges.
Working environment has pets.
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position:
- Push/pull up-to 250 lbs
- Lifting 50 lbs max
- Working at/above shoulder height
- Standing & walking for long periods of time
- Frequent bending, twisting, reaching, crouching
Please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Human Resources Advisor
Southlake Residential Care Village 640 Grace St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8V7
Please note, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.