Temporary Full Time Personal Support Worker

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Published
June 21, 2022
Location
London
Job Type
Competition #
9-2022
Ministry Unit/Dept:
London Village
Salary Range:
$22.00 per hour
Address:
1340 Dundas Street E
Posting Expires:
July 4, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Lesley Domingues: Lesley.Domingues@salvationarmy.ca

Description

The Salvation Army London Village has been an integral part of the London community since 1954 providing excellence in care to families in need.  The London Village offers a variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of families including a Child Care Centre, Respite Program for individuals with intellectual disabilities and Adult Day Program for seniors.  Our program site sits on 9 ½ acres of beautiful green space and offers a gymnasium, pool, pavilion and playground equipment for everyone to enjoy.  If you want to join our team and make a meaningful contribution to our community, The Salvation Army London Village would welcome your application.

The Adult Day Program is a specialized day service for seniors with related forms of dementia, those with medical fragility and looking for social engagement opportunities and their family care providers.  The environment is secure and homelike while offering personal supports such as: personal care & hygiene and age appropriate therapeutic recreational, social, educational, and special event programs.

This position is for someone that has a passion for and takes initiative in supporting in areas such as: personal care & hygiene, advocacy, and empowering each person we support to remain active, independent and socially engaged while providing respite to their family care providers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Services:

  • In an efficient, client focused, kind and safe manner, assist clients with the provision of activities of daily living as required, including bathing, meal, washroom, mobility assistance etc.
  • While ensuring dignity & safety, provide whirlpool baths as scheduled and maintain accurate monthly bathing record
  • Assist or facilitate as required the safe arrival and departure of participants
  • Monitor, supervise, and support clients and the environment to ensure safety
  • Lift and transfer clients using mechanical or physical means according to established protocol
  • Assist clients with mobility as required to ensure safety
  • In accordance with Safe Food Handling principles, prepare and serve snacks, lunch and nourishments which meet the client’s individual dietary requirements for safety and preference and as directed by the Community Nurse
  • Take active measures to ensure a pleasant participant dining experience by setting the environment and employing a strong customer service focus during interactions
  • Implement temperature control measures by testing, monitoring, and documenting temperature readings related to safe food handling/storage and infection prevention and control measures, reporting all concerns to Program Supervisor
  • Remain cognizant and informed of infection prevention and control measures and abide by all applicable policy in the achievement of a healthy environment
  • Respond calmly and professionally in emergency situations and assist as directed; implement First Aid Training and Gentle Persuasion Approach/Non-Violent Crisis & Prevention Training when required
  • Assist the Community Nurse with client health assessments
  • When required, facilitate pre-planned recreational activities for program participants in partnership with the Recreation Team in a positive and engaging manner.

Working Conditions:

  • This is a temporary full-time position based on up to 35 hours per week for 26 weeks
  • Currently scheduled, 10:00-10:30 a.m. start time to 5:00-5:30 p.m. end time, Monday to Friday.  Once the program reopens, offering Saturday supports, hours of work will include a Saturday rotation.  This includes a ½-hour paid meal break, must be flexible to meet program needs
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet program requirements; schedule including days, evenings, and weekends
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. and apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position
  • Frequent lifting, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, pushing, and pulling, walking, and standing for long period; some kneeling, running may be required
  • Travel is associated with this job

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is required
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate is required; currently registered with the Ontario PSW Registry
  • Current Gentle Persuasive Approach training certificate is required
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certification and current Safe Food Handling Certification is required
  • Montessori for Dementia Care certificate would be an asset
  • U-First Training would be an asset
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License is required, current original copy of driver’s abstract, which is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, also required
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior work experience working with cognitively impaired/frail elderly populations

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Fluent French verbal and written communication skills are an asset
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products is required - i.e., Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet; ability to successfully interact with iPads/tablets and Smart Boards
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, exercise good judgement and problem solve effectively
  • Ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member; promote commitment within a multidisciplinary team towards the attainment of common goals and motivates others to further the program and agency goals
  • Ability to earn the trust and respect of others through consistent honest and professional interactions and diplomatically manages challenging interpersonal situations
  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with minimal oversight
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined; able to follow directives, be self- directed, and to direct others within established boundaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability; attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change to meet community expectations & funding obligations
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities

 

** Include the Competition #09-2022 in the cover letter.      

 

 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

 

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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