Personal Support Worker’s (PSW)

  • CompanyAamjiwnaang First Nation
  • Job TypeHealth
  • Required ExperienceExperience and knowledge in meeting the needs of clients and/or families
  • Job TypeCasual/Temporary Employment
  • Education / CredentialsPersonal Support Worker (PSW) Certification from a recognized educational institution
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/17/2024

Job Description

Position Title: Personal Support Worker’s (PSW)

Location: Sarnia, ON

Duration: Casual

Posting Closes/Deadline: Open

Position Summary:

To deliver homecare to the Aamjiwnaang First Nation community members. Homecare services include: Respite care, housekeeping services, meal preparation, personal care, assistance with routine activities of daily living, simple non-nursing bedside care, and childcare for children whose regular care taker is absent or recovering as a result of illness or accident. Reports to and works under the direction of the Home and Community Care Program Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Experience and knowledge in meeting the needs of clients and/or families.
  • Following the care plan, observing and reporting any substantial findings and/or changes in the client’s behavior to the appropriate member of the healthcare team.
  • Working under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional such as Registered Nurse (RN) or a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).
  • Performing delegated tasks (only if they are trained to perform the delegated task).
  • Assisting with ambulation, positioning and transferring using mechanical lifts.
  • Assisting or providing total personal care such as toileting, bathing and perineal care.
  • Assisting with eating, dressing and grooming.
  • Documentation of Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and other findings.
  • Reporting behavioral and clinical changes to a Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Resource Nurse or Supervisor.
  • Self-actualization by helping client reach maximum potential.
  • Sensitive to the well-being of children, families, and those who are elderly, handicapped, disabled, ill or convalescent.
  • Ability to teach basic homemaking skills through instruction and demonstration.
  • Ability to use their homemaking skills in a simple, practical manner.
  • Ability to maintain therapeutic relationships.
  • Overall competency in working under pressure.
  • Experience in providing general care and support.
  • Knowledge of home care services.
  • Proficient in written and oral communication.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to work with diverse and high-risk populations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions well
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs of clients

Requirements:

  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certification from a recognized educational institution
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Police record check (CPIC), within 2 years
  • Immunizations current
  • CPR and First Aid certificate
  • WHMIS training
  • Safe Food Handler’s certificate
  • High level appreciation and sensitivity to Indigenous issues, beliefs, and values
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Other Considerations:

Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates with relevant on reserve employment and/or those with knowledge and understanding of Aamjiwnaang and history and community.

Application Process:

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly forward your resume and cover letter via mail or email or fax or in person to:

Aamjiwnaang First Nation

978 Tashmoo Avenue

Sarnia, ON

N7T 7H5

Attention: Ashley Fisher, Human Resources Officer

or

humanresource@aamjiwnaang.ca

or

519-336-0382 fax

For more information, check us out online at www.aamjiwnaang.ca