Bayshore is looking for caring and compassionate Personal Support Workers to provide personal care services to clients, and assist clients with the activities of daily living.
This rewarding community based position will include the following duties / responsibilities
Provide personal care service according to the established care plan and ensure that, the emotional, spiritual, physical comfort and safety of clients are met to the greatest possible extent.
Provide personal care that is within the provincial scope of practice for a Personal Support Worker; duties may include skin care, hair care, mouth care, bathing, bowel and bladder care, positioning and movement, exercise, basic wound care, feeding including special diets, and assistance with oxygen administration and medication reminder.
Perform specialized, client specific procedures for which recognized training and current competency can be demonstrated.
Observe and document client conditions
Participate in ongoing internal and / or external continuing education activities.
Participates in proactive Health & Safety activities
Complete other tasks as requested.
Graduation from an accredited Personal Support Worker Program. The Personal Support Worker must have a solid knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of community care and the delivery of personal care service to clients.
At least one year of recent personal care experience in a similar position or life experience in which similar duties were completed.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must be available to work every 2nd weekend.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in either English or French. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team;
able to stand, bend, squat, kneel and reach freely; able to freely lift 23 kilograms; able to assist clients with standing, walking, sitting and rolling in bed;
demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions as related to client care; able to travel locally from assignment to assignment