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Personal care aide – medical needed in Canada Riverwood Senior Living 

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Personal care aide – medical needed in Canada Riverwood Senior Living 

The Personal Care Aide will assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities in the persons home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals.

Job details

  •  Location: Alliston, ON
  •  Salary: $15.19 to $17.54HOUR hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Part time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Overtime, On Call, Flexible Hours, To be determined, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits
  •  Vacancies: 3 vacancies

We are looking for a competent personal care assistant to support physically or mentally challenged customers in their everyday lives. The fulfilment and satisfaction that comes with helping others surpasses the challenges of this job.

If you’re a compassionate, positive person who isn’t afraid to work hard, then this is a job for you. We expect you to be polite and a good communicator. Experience in housekeeping tasks and caring for the elderly or sick will make you a strong candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure clients receive their medication on time
  • Support clients who can’t move on their own
  • Help clients dress, bathe, eat etc.
  • Assist clients with physical therapy exercises
  • Cook meals according to the customer’s restrictions
  • Help customers with their shopping
  • Do necessary housekeeping to maintain a clean environment
  • Provide emotional support
  • Inform physicians or supervisors about uncommon events
  • Act quickly and responsibly in cases of emergency

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as personal care assistant
  • Committed to health & safety
  • Able to do housework and cooking
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Positive and compassionate attitude
  • Strong ethics
  • Physical stamina
  • CPR certified
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s licence

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate

Experience

No experience

Specific Skills
Transport patients in wheelchair or stretcher; Take patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse; Supervise patients’ exercise routines; Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing operative areas; Collect specimens; Bathe, dress and groom patients; Answer call signals; Weigh, lift, turn and position patients; Accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
Additional Skills
Serve meal trays and feed patients; Make beds and maintain patients’ rooms; Maintain inventory of supplies; Supply and empty bed pans; Assist with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, cleaning or sterilizing equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and assembling, setting-up and operating job-related equipment; Deliver messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments; Transport patients between care facilities
Weight Handling
More than 45 kg (100 lbs)
Work Setting
Home care and visiting care agency; Nursing home/home for the aged
Security and Safety
Bondable; Drug test; Immunization records; Tuberculosis test; Criminal record check
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling
Personal Suitability
Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Client focus; Interpersonal awareness; Dependability; Judgement; Reliability; Organized
Health benefits
Health care plan; Dental plan; Vision care benefits
Screening questions
Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?; Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?; What is your current level of study?; What is the highest level of study you have completed?; Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?; Are you available for shift or on-call work?

Benefits

Health benefits

Health care plan, Dental plan, Vision care benefits

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

By emailruth@riverwoodseniorliving.ca

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Copy of portfolio or relevant work examples
  • Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed

Advertised until

2022-07-22

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