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Personal Support Worker, Rideaucrest Home, Part-Time (up to 10)

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Job Title:
Personal Support Worker, Rideaucrest Home, Part-Time (up to 10)
Job Number:
J0324-0179
Job Code:
09C050
Job Category:
Nursing & Resident Care
Department:
Residential Long Term Care
Location:
175 Rideau Street
Bargaining Unit:
CUPE
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Addition
Number of Positions:
8
Hours of Work:
Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
Salary:
$25.60 - $31.42/Hour
Date Posted:
May 31, 2024
Closing Date:
July 31, 2024


Opening Statement

The City of Kingston is grateful to experience the traditional territories of Anishinabek (Ah-nish-nah-beg), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat). Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government.

At the City of Kingston, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving workplace. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented communities.

As staff, you play a pivotal role in enhancing people's lives by delivering exceptional, customer-centered services of the highest quality. Within our highly ethical environment, you'll embrace accountability by consistently going above and beyond, actively listening to our customers, creatively addressing their needs, and maintaining unwavering respect for all individuals you serve. As a result, you'll become an integral part of our qualified and dynamic team, recognized for its compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and adaptability.

Position Summary

*** Note: Pay Range is based on 2023 Rates of Pay***

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.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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

Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent education (verification will be required);

Successful completion of a recognized Personal Support Worker Program;

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.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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