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Personal Support Worker (PSW)


Level A Professional Group
Published
June 20, 2020
Location
Category
Other  
Job Type
Region
Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Description

We are seeking a Personal Support Worker (PSW) for full-time positions starting immediately in Lindsay.

All candidates must have relevant experience as a PSW with current First Aid and CPR certificates. The ability to travel daily to Lindsay is required. Own vehicle and valid G license strongly preferred.

Education and Background:

  • Grade 12 level education
  • PSW certificate
  • Certificate in First Aid and CPR
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in geriatrics and rehabilitation.
  • Good physical and mental health and free from communicable disease.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Walking short distances and up/down staircases.
  • Pulling/pushing/lifting to relocate carts, residents requiring support to transfer, etc. up to 50 lbs
  • Reading/seeing documentation both in paper format and on a computer screen.
  • Hearing differences in phone ring tones and/or in fire system horns or alerts for emergency response purposes.
  • Speaking/communicating to individuals with impairments and disabilities.
  • Bending, kneeling, providing walking support for residents in the provision of resident care
  • Dexterity required/ability to use a keyboard, open pouches/blister packs, insert test strips into glucometers, etc.

PSW Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives direction, assignment and evaluation of work from the shift supervisor
  • Assists with residents’ personal care and daily living needs as scheduled
  • Provides laundry and housekeeping services as scheduled
  • Reports any changes in a residents’ physical, mental or emotional condition to the supervisor
  • Answers emergency response calls promptly
  • Notifies shift supervisor in the even of an emergency and assists in implementing emergency interventions as delegated by the supervisor on duty
  • Maintains tidiness and cleanliness of all equipment, storage and work areas
  • This list is not exhaustive - additional responsibilities required

Please submit your "Personal Support Worker" resume in MS Word format. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Thank you for applying!

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