Personal Support Worker

Job ID:
J1221-1015
Job Status:
Casual Call-In
Union:
UNIFOR - RVG
Job Level:
Technical/Professional
Location:
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Principle Work Location:
Riverview Gardens
Eligible for Working Remotely Consideration:
No
Number of Positions:
40
Reports to:
Director, Nursing
Date Posted:
July 1, 2022
Closing Date:
September 30, 2022
Compensation:
$20.300 - $27.430 / Hourly

Resumes will be kept on file until September 30, 2022. You are encouraged to re-apply each three month period to be considered for future.

Job description

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is responsible for providing personal care required to support the Care Plan for the residents, under the direction of the Nurse Manager.

Essential responsibilities

  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s core values and competencies
  • Assist with all activities of daily living including skin care, oral care, hair care, bathing, toileting, dressing, mobility, feeding and recreational activities
  • Provide for the comfort, safety and well-being of residents
  • Observe and report on residents' health and living conditions
  • Recognize and report changes in a resident's behaviour/condition
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment for residents
  • Respect for resident confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Sort and bag all soiled linen, make and change beds, clean and tidy resident rooms
  • Support resident's independence
  • Provide informal counseling, as needed
  • Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Play an integral role in planning and implementing the care of residents under their care
  • Protect own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety

Essential qualifications

  • Possess a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent education (i.e. GED certificate)
  • Graduated from Personal Support Worker program (if you are currently enrolled in a PSW program, please apply once you have graduated) in accordance with the requirements of the current regulations made under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2007
  • Previous experience working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) (or PCG) preferred
  • Familiar with PCC (PointClickCare)
  • Experience with geriatric population in long term care setting
  • Working knowledge of Point Click Care (PCC) scheduling system (or other similar programs)

Other qualifications

The following would be an asset:

    • PSW work experience, or student placement experience, in a setting for care of the elderly
    • PSW work experience, or student placement experience, in a long term care home
    • Current knowledge of and training in mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques for residents
    • Proficient in transfers (bed, wheelchair, etc.), bathing, feeding and other personal care duties
    • Experience with restorative care
    • Experience participating in a workplace committee
    • Training in appropriate use of restraints and current best practices in least restraint policy
    • Experience with Point of Care documentation
    • Possess computer keyboarding skills

Certifications, memberships, licenses

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate

Work environment/hours of work

  • This position works indoors
  • There are no guaranteed hours for this position
  • This position works weekday and weekend hours for the days, afternoons, and midnight shifts, which may include four (4) hour shifts and statutory holidays
  • Must be able to accept on short notice call-in hours for day, afternoon and night shifts (both weekday and weekend), which may include four (4) hour shifts and statutory holidays

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 (with booster) as a condition of employment.

Background check requirements

  • 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 (Long-Term Care Homes Act section 215 O. Reg. 79/10) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check.
  • As per the Long-Term Care Homes 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 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 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

  • Annual Flu immunization is required
  • 2 step TB skin test to be completed within two weeks of starting position
  • The employer may request a “Physical Task Analysis”
  • Bending: occasional crouching; 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

As per the UNIFOR (RVG) (2019-2021) collective agreement, this permanent casual call-in position would receive 15% in lieu of benefits, following the successful completion of a probationary period and 4% vacation pay.

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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.