Student Personal Support Worker

Job ID:
J1022-1847
Job Status:
Summer Student
Union:
Non-union
Job Level:
Technical/Professional
Location:
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Principle Work Location:
Riverview Gardens
Eligible for Working Remotely Consideration:
No
Number of Positions:
3
Reports to:
Director, Nursing
Date Posted:
November 3, 2022
Closing Date:
April 30, 2023
Compensation:
$20.300 / Hourly

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has openings for Personal Support Worker students to work at Riverview Gardens Long-Term Care Home for the winter break 2022 and summer break of 2023.

Job description

The PSW student will assist residents. This position will be covering on call and vacation relief only, working weekends and shift work. Hours may be up to 75 hours per 2 week period.

Essential responsibilities

  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s core values and competencies
  • As a member of the nursing department, the successful candidates must be able to assist residents with activities of daily living; this includes assisting with meals, baths, personal hygiene and dressing, and transfers

Essential qualifications

  • To qualify for this student position, students must currently be enrolled in post-secondary school full-time for the 2022/2023 winter term (normally ending April, May or June) and returning to post-secondary school full-time in the 2023 fall term (normally starting in August or September)
  • Currently a student in a post-secondary RN or RPN program
  • Should have physical strength and ability to withstand long periods of standing, walking and frequent bending on a daily basis
  • Possess ability to work independently, and as a member of a team
  • Work or volunteer experience in a Long-Term Care facility preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience assisting others with activities of daily living (meals, baths, personal hygiene, etc.)
  • Knowledge of or experience with PCC (PointClickCare)
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Certifications, memberships, licenses

  • First Aid/CPR preferred

Work environment/hours of work

  • This position works mostly indoors
  • This position will work weekday hours, afternoon hours, midnight hours, weekend hours (up to 37.5 hours)
  • This position is call-in and may have scheduled shifts, and may have short notice call-in hours for weekdays, afternoon hours, midnight hours, and weekend hours, which may include 4 hour shifts.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Riverview Gardens COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

  • The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All new employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Background check requirements

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to commencement of employment. A background check may include the following: education/certification verification and employment reference check. This position works with vulnerable residents in a position of trust and authority, on a sustained and regular basis, in a largely unsupervised capacity. A Vulnerable Sector Screen is required (Fixing Long-Term Care Act Section 252 O. Reg. 246/22) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check.

As per the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all staff members shall promptly provide the employer with a signed declaration disclosing new charges, convictions, orders and restraining orders, consistent with Ontario Regulation Section 253 O. Reg 246/22, with respect to the period since the date the person’s last criminal reference check under subsection (2) was conducted.

Essential physical and/or safety requirements

  • Under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all employees are required to provide evidence of, or submit to, a 2-step TB skin test
  • Bending: frequent twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling; constant stooping (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting  and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc. )
  • Walking: frequent balancing; constant walking on level surface (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; participates in indoor/outdoor resident activities)
  • Reaching: frequent reaching about shoulder; constant reaching below shoulder, forward, handling (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (-assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting  and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc.; utilizes mechanical lifting devices; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; stocks linen/care carts and empties garbage/laundry carts)
  • Lifting: frequent lifting at shoulder, carrying, pushing at or above shoulder, pulling at or above shoulder; constant lifting floor to waist, waist to floor, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting  and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc.; utilizes mechanical lifting devices; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; stocks linen/care carts and empties garbage/laundry carts)
  • Standing: constant standing inside (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing; participates in indoor/outdoor resident activities)
  • Hands: frequent gripping, pinching (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents with eating their meals; communication via email)

Benefits

This student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with Employment Standards Act.

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 The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

 Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.