Personal Support Worker (Full-time, Part-time, Casual Positions)

Wiigwas Elder and Senior Careis hiring Personal Support Workers! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Organizational Background: Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care (WESC) is a new Not-For-Profit organization created by the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA). WESC’s mission is to be a centre of excellence which delivers inclusive quality and culturally appropriate care to Elders and the citizens of Kenora and surrounding communities. WESC is a 96-bed Long-Term Care facility in Kenora, Ontario, with a “Heart” to serve our Elders and community members.

Employer Name: Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care
City: Kenora
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P9N 4J7
Application Deadline: January 7, 2021
Email: careers@wiigwas.org
Hours of Work: Full-time, Part-time, Casual Positions
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: Per existing Collective Agreement.

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Position Summary:

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is an integral and valued member of the WESC resident care team. The PSW is in the unique position of knowing our residents in a deeply meaningful and intimate basis. The PSW advocates for quality of life for the residents by providing a clean, healthy, respectful, stimulating, and safe resident-focused experience. The PSW contributes to WESC care team meetings, committees, care planning, and resident Care Conferences.

Overview of Duties:

  • Assist residents with all aspects of Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) while maintaining dignity and privacy in an individualized resident-focused manner.
  • Collaborate with the WESC care team, family, and visitors, to provide and promote excellence in resident care and the resident experience.
  • Maintain excellence in the standards of cleanliness and safety of the Home, resident rooms, resident care areas, resident care equipment, unit common areas, and workspaces.
  • Provide meaningful resident-centered interactions and activities.
  • Document all PSW care and observations per the Home’s Documentation Policy.
  • Mentor, support, and encourage newly-hired PSW’s, Care Aides, and students.
  • Positively role-model WESC Values and Code of Ethics.
  • Other duties within the PSW role as directed by the WESC Care Team Leader or designate.
  • These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized Accredited Educational Institution as per the Long-Term Care Homes Act (2007).
  • 2-Step TB Test or Chest X-Ray within 14 days prior to date of hire.
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check dated no later than 6 months from date of hire.
  • Nursing students actively enrolled in recognized nursing programs invited to apply.
  • Current Basic Level First Aid and CPR.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Routine and Additional Practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Protection of Personal Health Information Act.
  • Excellent organization, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and computer skills.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of First Nations history, language, and culture an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and as a WESC team member.
  • Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination and Influenza Vaccination
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please forward resume, cover letter and 3 references- including 1 professional reference, via email only to:

Human Resource Department

Wiigwas Elders and Seniors Care

237 Lakeview Drive

Kenora ON, P9N 4J7

Email careers@wiigwas.org

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