Location: Various Residential Locations both throughout Durham Region and Surrounding Area

Number of positions: 3 – 5

Work Hours: Full-time, Part-time, Occasional, Diverse Hours Available — Shift Work Options; Possible Flexibility

Pay: Negotiable on experience and credentials. Competitive

Benefits (Yes/No?): Possibility after probationary period

Education and Certificates Required: PSW certification from an approved and recognized educational institution and/or RN/RPN/DSW/HCA/Personal Attendant certification and/or RN or RPN students with a minimum successful completion of 1 year and/or Foreign trained Nurse, Midwife or Physicians and/or graduates of a paramedic program

Number of Years of Previous Experience Required: Equivalent experience starts at 3+ yrs. direct experience

Start Date: : Immediately (A.S.AP.)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing and bathing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Light household duties such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes
  • Provision of special functions that have been taught, with respect to the client by a regulated health professional.
  • Reporting changes in client behaviour and condition

Job Requirements:

  • PSW certification from an approved and recognized Canadian or equivalent educational institution
  • RN/RPN/DSW/HCA/Personal Attendant certification
  • RN or RPN students with a minimum successful completion of 1 year
  • Foreign trained Nurse, Midwife or Physicians
  • Graduates of a paramedic program
  • 3 years’ experience in providing homemaking and/or personal support services, including care of seniors, children
  • Experience working in the community as a PSW is an asset
  • Ability to read, write and speak English (equivalent to grade 10 level).
  • Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred care
  • Use of proper body mechanics and successful completion of physical readiness test to ensure safe work practices are followed including mobility, transfers, bending, lifting, push and pulling
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety concerns, communicate effectively using a computer and/or mobile device
  • Requires good judgement, the ability to work independently and work cooperatively with the care-giving team
  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills to safely service clients
  • Immunization for measles, rubella and varicella, and prophylaxis immunization of Hepatitis B is strongly urged. Must be screened for tuberculosis where required (i.e., long term care facility).
  • Ability to travel between assignments by public transportation or by car
  • Flexible to work weekends
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is a definite asset

Assets: Fluency to speak Cantonese

Vaccination Required: VHA Home HealthCare will consider cases needing accommodation as stipulated by the Ontario Human Rights Code.  In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of grounds protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a request for accommodation with an explanation of the ground and/or any supporting documentation to assist in the determination of exemption from this condition. 

Social Interaction : Important and constant

Company Culture: VHA has over 90 years of experience providing high quality care you can be proud of a stimulating, diverse, inclusive, and sociable client and family focused work environment

A variety of full-time and part time positions. We invest in our staff, offering continuous opportunities for learning competitive compensation and paid orientation

Eligible staff are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package, pension is available to eligible staff a confidential, free Employee Assistance Program is available to all staff and service providers. We foster a supportive, and respectful team environment

Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role: Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices

Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to caregiving

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Requires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilities

A keen desire to learn

Communication:  Fluent Written & Spoken English

(Cantonese or other languages an asset)

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