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Collingwood, Ontario (Canada)

Phone: 866-831-1100
Web: www.reliacare.ca

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Job ID: 49653
Job Views: 5853
Location: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Postal Code:
Job Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full time, Part time
Salary: $18.00 per hour
Posted: 12.02.2016


Medical-Health: Healthcare Aid

Job Description


Personal Support Workers (PSWs) provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite,
PSWs are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationshiip -  Reports to Supervisor.
Responsibilities/Activities: Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:
-  bathing                          -  shaving                            -  ambulation
-  mouth care                    -  dressing                           -  exercise
-  hair care                        -  feeding                             -  toileting
-  nail care                        -  positioning                        -  med reminers
-  skin care                       -  transferring                       
Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment. Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry. Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind. Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Supervisor. Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance as identified on the care plan.Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan. Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them. Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and practices. Evaluate the program and make recommendations to it. Follow the written care plan. Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Observe clients and their environments and report unsafe conditions to Supervisor. Observe clients and their environments and report behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Supervisor. Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service. Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings. Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Make decisions and solve problems.Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers. Observe, receive and obtain information from relevant sources. Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements

The ability to apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.

The ability to understand written and oral instructions.

The ability to communicate information orally and in writing.  

The ability to listen and understand the spoken word. 

The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.

The ability to suggest a number of ideas on a subject. 

The ability to provide advice and consultation to others.

The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.

Physical and Mental Demands:

Good physical and mental health.

Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see. 

Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.

Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.

Any formal education in senior care is an asset

Ability to provide great references and a clean police check

Smart phone with data plan

Current driver’s license and a dependable vehicle.

Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.






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