Personal Support Worker (Up to 10)

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Job Title: Personal Support Worker (Up to 10)
Job Number:  J0119-0343
Job Code:  09C050
Job Category:  Nursing & Resident Care
Department:  Residential Long Term Care
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Temporary Part Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Length of Time:  Up to 4 Months
Hours of Work:  Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
Salary:  $24.35 - $29.90/Hour
Date Posted:  January 22, 2019
Closing Date:  April 1, 2019

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of registered staff, assist and support residents to meet their essential, behavioral, emotional, spiritual and physical needs. This position promotes restorative care in activities of daily living (ADL) while maintaining the goal of maximum quality of life for residents.

Ensure resident’s personal hygiene is maintained to high standards of practice including, but not limited to, bathing, shaving and care of hair, mouth, nails and skin;

Monitor and assist residents during meal times; report and document relevant information;

Lift, transfer and transport residents using proper safety techniques and correct body mechanics and equipment;

Participate with other care team members in exchanging information, contributing to care plans, following programs and ensuring optimum levels of health, safety and comfort for residents;

Promote independence in activities of daily living by encouraging resident activities and interests;

Observe residents and promptly report incidents, accidents or changes in condition;

Use resident care plan and assignment sheets in the planning of care, obtaining sufficient knowledge about individualized needs prior to providing care;

Provide support and assistance to resident’s social needs, provide stimulation and encourage interactions respecting their independence and personal choices to ensure the residents total well being;

Maintain all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner, according to established standards;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

MUST BE ENROLLED IN AND RETURNING FULL-TIME POST SECONDARY STUDIES IN FALL OF 2019;

Must have completed at least two years of a nursing related program (i.e. RN) and be returning to a School of Nursing;

One (1) year customer service experience;

Experience in a long-term care setting preferred;

First Aid/CPR Certificate, Palliative Care training and Alzheimer Care training an asset;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Demonstrated ability to interact with seniors in a caring and respectful manner;

Ability to work independently and as an effective team member in a cooperative manner with all members of staff, families, residents, volunteers and outside agencies;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that demonstrate an ability to relate to others and work well with peers and residents of the Home;

Excellent organizational and time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize;

Possess skills in gerontology and focus on special care needs with empathy, respect and a supportive approach, ensuring ethical practices at all times;

Able to maintain confidentiality;

Commitment to promoting and following safe work practices;

Committed to ongoing learning and development;

Must be available to work days, evenings, nights and weekends;

Able to perform the essential duties of the job;

Proof of recent screening for Tuberculosis (TB);

Proof of immunity to communicable diseases;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including Vulnerable Sector, at own expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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