Home Support Worker
Thunder Bay, ON
9h ago

ParaMed is currently seeking energetic and dedicated Home Support Workers (HSW) to join our dynamic team of community caregivers! Our HSW staff will provide individualized care that is sensitive to the clients’ unique needs, providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) through a client specific assignment working under the direction of and in collaboration with a regulated health care professional.

Care will take place in the community, within a client’s home.

Please note, at this time, our openings in Thunder Bay, ON require that candidates have access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license.

Responsibilities :

  • Provides personal care to the client (personal hygiene, dressing, etc.)
  • Provides assistance with a variety of household tasks (meal assistance, light clean-up duties, etc.)
  • Provides cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, support to the client and family
  • Using a company-provided work device, documents information required for each client visit
  • Adhere to the ParaMed policies in all interactions with clients, families or other parties ensuring privacy and confidentiality
  • Escalate client-related issues to supervisors as needed
  • Qualifications :

  • OSSD or Secondary School equivalency is required, preference will be given to candidates with some education in a healthcare-related discipline or with an HSW certificate
  • Experience in providing assistance to patients in personal care or home support is ideal
  • Willingness to travel to see clients within a designated area
  • Ability to effectively communicate both through oral and written mediums
  • Able to provide a current criminal check (CPIC) with clear Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) if selected
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion, tact and diplomacy when interacting with residents / clients and their families
  • Benefits of Joining the ParaMed Team :

  • Provided with the latest technology mobile device for scheduling and communication
  • Membership to Perkopolis and other retailer discounts
  • Paid orientation
  • Opportunities for additional training with careers leading into management roles
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Health and dental benefits available to you and immediate family
  • Travel / mileage compensation
  • Mentorship Perks- use your expertise to earn even more while you provide support to new grads entering the industry
  • If you enjoy making people smile, we know you will love a career with ParaMed! We want you to join our team of spirited and fun-loving professionals as we support the neighbors in our community! Please submit a resume by clicking the Apply Now button.

    This is a Union Position : SEIU Local 1

    Union Classification : Personal Support Services (PSS)

    Salary : LHIN Funded PSS Rates as per Collective Agreement

    Location : Thunder Bay, ON

    In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and ParaMed Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of ParaMed hiring process.

    If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ParaMed Home Health Care is an equal opportunity employer.

    In Ontario ParaMed and affiliated organizations accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

    Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.

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