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PSW / Attendant

Employer
Independent Living Services Simcoe County
Location
Collingwood, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Thinking of launching your personal support

caregiver career or changing work environments?

ILS is looking for Attendants/PSW's to Join our Team!

***FULL-TIME/PART-TIME/CASUAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE***

Receive a $1,000 Signing Bonus!

Health and Dental Benefits After 1 Month!
Conditions Apply

Independent Living Services Simcoe County (ILS) is seeking Attendants/PSW's to provide personal support for activities of daily living to our clients in their home.

Part-time and full-time positions, as well as casual hours are available across Simcoe County including:

Collingwood

Who we are:

ILS is an Ontario Health funded not for profit agency providing support and services to adults wishing to live independently and well in their homes. Through our programs and services, we are able to assist adults living with permanent physical disabilities and seniors aging at home lead dignified, productive and independent lives. www.ilssimcoe.ca

Our Vison: Full Life Living Our Mission: Partnering for Possibilities

We Value: Excellence, Collaboration, Respect

What we offer:
  • Weekend and Overnight Shift Premiums - we recognize the extra effort of shift work.
  • Paid travel time and mileage - paid at every pay period.
  • Fixed two-week Schedule -Attendants/PSW's work a fixed 2-week schedule - consistency is important for you and our clients.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Coverage including Health and Dental and a Long-Term Disability income protection plan - because we care about our employees and their families.
  • Health and Dental Benefits After 1 Month - Only applicable for Full-Time employees, including a CAA roadside assistance membership!
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days - we believe a solid work life balance makes a difference.
  • RRSP Matching - 2.5% of your annual earnings.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program - wellness is important to us.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - available at all times. Health and Safety is a priority for ILS.
  • Training, Development and Wellness Opportunities - we focus on individual development plans, helping our employees to grow in their current roles and beyond.
  • Technology - all the technology needed to do your job effectively and efficiently (mobile smart phone, electronic scheduling, virtual connectivity with your supervisor, etc.).
  • A Culture of Mutual Respect - we listen, engage and empower.

What you would be doing:
  • Travel to and from clients' home within an established schedule/time period
  • Provide client-directed, personal-care duties, including:
    • personal grooming and hygiene
    • bathing and washing
    • meal preparation, etc.
    • rising and retiring
    • any specialized care such as G Tube, bowel and bladder care
    • positioning, transfers and general mobility needs
    • light household duties such as housework, laundry, shopping
  • Operate mobility devices (e.g. transfer board, lifts, etc.) to aid in the lift/transfer of clients according to the established guidelines for the safe and proper usage of such equipment
  • Document the services you provided and other information as required on an agency provided smart phone
  • Interact with the client, the caregiver and other members of a client's support network in a professional and respectful manner
  • Ensure confidentiality of client information at all times
  • Attend and actively participate in training and development opportunities offered by ILS, including CPR /First Aid Certification training
  • Participate in all regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes health and safety and reduces the risk of hazard to self and others

What you bring:
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 1-2 years demonstrated work experience and sound practical knowledge in working with physically disabled individuals and/or seniors
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written English
  • Ability to deal with others effectively
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to organize work and work independently
  • Ability to operate related equipment including technology (smart phone)
  • Commitment to the health and safety of clients and co-workers
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Professionalism, empathy, and objectivity

and last, but not least, an energetic and positive attitude!

Required:
  • Ability to work all shifts, every other weekend, and statutory holidays, as scheduled.
  • Reliable transportation and Valid Driver's License
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of COVID vaccination (two doses)


This position is part of SEIU Local 1 Canada.

Please be advised that as part of the mandatory screening process ILS requires professional references, verification of academic, training and accreditation credentials, plus a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check. A Current Immunization Record is required of all new employees, including two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, short of an approved exemption on a ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code or medical reasons.

In keeping with our continuing efforts towards greater representation, we welcome applicants with relevant lived experience and candidates with a broad reflection of identities including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2SI+, age, abilities and socioeconomic background.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ILS provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance by contacting jobs@ilssimcoe.ca or phoning (705) 737-3263.

ILS offices are located in Simcoe County. We acknowledge that the land on which we work in is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek Nation. The Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Nations have also walked on the territory over time. We acknowledge the enduring presence of Indigenous people and are grateful to have the opportunity to be present in the territory.

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