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Home support worker needed in Canada by Nemia Guleng

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Home support worker needed in Canada by Nemia Guleng

Home Support Workers assist people with disabilities or recovering from a condition in their homes. Their duties include housekeeping, organizing recreational activities, applying treatments, serving food, helping patients dress, undress, wash, etc. and offering help as needed.

Job details

  •  Location: Penticton, BC
  •  Salary: $20.00HOUR hourly for 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Flexible Hours, To be determined, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies: 1 vacancy

Support workers provide practical and emotional support to individuals with health problems, mental disorders, and emotional difficulties. They look after the well-being of vulnerable people by assisting with day-to-day tasks.

We are looking for a caring and empathetic support worker to assist our clients with day-to-day tasks. As a support worker, you will be required to meet with clients to assess their practical and emotional needs, draw up care plans, and help them to live as independently as possible. You may also be required to train family and friends in relevant support techniques and to lead community meetings.

To ensure success as a support worker, you should have excellent interpersonal skills, a passion for helping others, and good leadership skills. A skilled support worker should be able to provide both emotional and physical support when needed to ensure that clients feel in control of their lives.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients to discuss their practical and emotional needs.
  • Designing care plans that best suit the clients’ needs.
  • Providing emotional support by talking to clients about their needs and listening to their concerns.
  • Assisting with domestic tasks including shopping, cooking, cleaning, and washing.
  • Tending to the healthcare needs of each client.
  • Helping clients to apply for jobs, disability grants, and housing loans.
  • Counseling clients with drug or alcohol addictions.
  • Training family members in basic support techniques.
  • Helping clients to participate in leisure activities.
  • Making case notes and managing the case logbook.

Support Worker Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A qualification in health and social care is preferable.
  • Commitment to helping others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathetic with good listening skills.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to carry out domestic duties.
  • Willingness to assist with basic healthcare practices.
  • Patient and emotionally resilient.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Specific Skills
Provide personal care; Provide companionship; Prepare and serve nutritious meals; Launder clothing and household linens; Assume full responsibility for household (in absence of householder); Administer bedside and personal care; Assist in regular exercise, e.g., walk; Assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene
Experience with Special Needs Children
Assistance with mobility
Work Setting
Optional accommodation available at no charge on a live-in basis. Note: This is NOT a condition of employment
Target Audience
Females
Security and Safety
Medical exam; Criminal record check
Transportation/Travel Information
Public transportation is available
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Work Location Information
Work in employer’s/client’s home
Personal Suitability
Flexibility; Client focus; Dependability; Judgement; Reliability; Organized; Punctuality

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Persons with disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors, Veterans, Visible minorities, Youth

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By phone

250-486-1292 Between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM

Advertised until

2022-07-16

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