Personal Support Worker for Adult Day Program- HEARST
Alzheimer Society Timmins-Porcupine District
Part-Time • Hearst Region
As our programs and services are growing across the region we are looking for two (2) PSW's to join our team! The successful candidate must have experience implementing activities for persons living with a diagnosis of dementia.
The Personal Support Worker will provide personal care, escorting & transferring, meal preparation, assistance with the ADP programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Monitor participant behaviors & concerns.
· Work cooperatively within the caregiving team.
· Monitor participants throughout the day, assist participant with bathroom routines when required and support mobility needs.
· Calmly & professionally react to crisis situations.
· Provide support to co-workers, students and volunteers.
· Monitor, clean and maintain the work environment.
· Assist with implementing planned activities and in encouraging participation.
· Collect, maintain and report required quantitative and qualitative data to support province-wide monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
· Assist clients with activities of daily living, including eating, toileting, mobility and reminder to take their medication.
· Prepare meals and snacks according to specified diet; serve and clean after meals and snacks.
· Assists participants upon arrival and departure, helping them with their outerwear and belongings, including safe storage of medication.
· Graduate of an approved Personal Support Work program (by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) with experience in recreation activities for persons living with dementia.
· Two (2) years’ experience in long –term care with clients e.g. day programs or residents in a long- term care home setting
· Experience working directly with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.
· Strong knowledge of client-centered philosophy.
· Experience in assessment and care planning/coordination.
· Experience working in settings requiring inter-professional collaboration.
· Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
- Excellent communication (verbal and written)
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including shared decision-making and facilitation
- Ability to take initiative and be resourceful
- Excellent problem-solving and change management skills
- Proficiency in technology (e.g.: Microsoft office and case management and care coordination systems)
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
- Expertise and experience in cultural sensitivity and diversity
- GPA/ U-First and Dementiability Certification preferred
· Bilingualism (English/French) is REQUIRED
· A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required and you must reside in one of the communities listed.
· Criminal Records Verification (within 2 months), incl. Vulnerable Sector Screen
· Valid Ontario Driver’s License
o Travel across Chapter District as required.
Please apply via email to email@example.com ; If this is still posted we are still seeking PSW team members.
Please put Hearst PSW in the subject line.
Commitment to Equitable Recruitment
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario recognizes the value and dignity of each individual and ensures everyone has genuine, open, and unhindered access to employment opportunities, free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment, where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected and all members feel safe, respected, empowered, and valued for their contributions.
Our values include justice and connection and are the guideposts we use for decision-making of all kinds. We believe that this will guide the organization toward a place of inclusion for all - where equity and access to essential supports and services becomes the reality.
We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA. The Alzheimer Society of Ontario welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity and social justice and we encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Black and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, people living with dementia, care partners and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
Job Expires: 2023-05-15