Residential Care Aide

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The Salvation Army B.C. Southview Heights & Terrace
Published
April 5, 2021
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Category
Job Type
Casual  
Salary
Per the Collective Agreement
Competition #
200826RCA
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
meenu.heer@salvationarmy.ca
Closing date
May 1, 2021
Street Address
7252 Kerr Street

Description

Position Purpose Summary:

The Salvation Army's Southview Heights and Terrace is a Senior Residence located in South Vancouver. We are looking for casual Care Aide’s that wish to work in a warm and loving environment. Your job would be to provide care to our Assisted Living Resident’s.

HOURS:  Casual/On-Call 7 days a week, specifically evenings and nights. (3:00-11:00pm & 11:00pm-7:00am)

Responsibilities

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING:

  • Medication reminder and/or dispensing of medication.
  • Individualized Personal Service Plans.
  • Telephone (assists with calls, hearing and vision adaptive devices).
  • Providing direction to residents for activities and meal times.
  • Residents’ personal correspondence.
  • And all other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and as per individual resident personal service plans.

MEDICATION ASSISTANCE

  • Residents self-administration of medications, and medication reminders and documentation of assistance provided in accordance with Assisted Living Registry Standards of Practice, Personal Assistance Guidelines, scope of practice and Vancouver Coastal Health policies.
  • Follows Personal Assistance Plan established by the Assisted Living Manager, Vancouver Coastal Case Manager and maintained by LPN.
  • Understands the process for delegation of health care procedures and accepts assignments that are delegated appropriately by health care professionals.
  • Observes and reports changes in residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to the LPN and Assisted Living Manager.
  • Monitors environmental safety hazards.
  • Reports and records incidents, errors, or accidents.
  • Records observations accurately and documents service provided and resident-related events.

DINING

  • Assists in a variety of tasks related to dining including giving gentle reminders to individual when necessary, assisted dining room staff to remove walkers.
  • Assists with tray service for residents who are ill.

ACTIVITY PROGRAM

  • Participates in, and supports, the resident-centered activity program.
  • Assists Residents to and from activities at the correct activity times as necessary, as well as giving reminders to residents
  • About when activities with be.
  • Assist residents with sight or hearing impairment with providing them with knowledge about the activity program.
  • Encourage residents to seek out activity programs

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

  • Responds to, and acts appropriately in, emergency or disaster situations.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Home Support Worker or Residential Care Aide course provided by an accredited educational institution.
  • Must include successful completion of the medication administration module as required by Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • Must have grade 12 or equivalent.
  • First Aid.
  • Must have WHIMIS to assist with Housekeeping .
  • Must have Food Safe to assist with the meal service.

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities:

  • Excellent oral and communication in English.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to read and implement duties and work routines.
  • Able to support the mission statement of Southview Heights and Terrace.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, will be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A TB Test

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