Personal Support Workers

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Job Title: 
Personal Support Workers
Job Number:  J1112-0880
Job Code:  09C050
Job Category: 
Nursing & Resident Care
Rideaucrest Long Term Care
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Part Time
Employment Type:  New
Number of Positions:  0
Hours of Work:  Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
Salary:  $21.85 - $26.84/Hour
Date Posted:  November 26, 2012
Closing Date:  December 10, 2012

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of registered staff, assist and support residents to meet their essential, behavioral, emotional, spiritual and physical needs;

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;

Lifting, transferring and transporting residents using proper safety techniques and correct body mechanics and equipment;

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.

Qualifications, Competencies

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education;

Successful completion of a recognized Personal Support Worker Program;

1 to 2 years related experience preferred;

Preference will be given to applicants with Long Term Care experience in the past two years;

First Aid/CPR Certificate, Palliative Care training and Alzheimer Care training would be a definite 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 with all 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;

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Reference Check) at your own expense;

Evidence of a TB test and annual flu shot is required;

Able to maintain good physical condition to meet the essential duties of the work.

Closing Statement

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. 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:

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