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Student Personal Support Worker

Employer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Location
Chatham, Ontario
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has openings for Personal Support Worker students to work at Riverview Gardens Long-Term Care Home for the summer of 2024.

The PSW students will assist residents. This position will be covering on call and vacation relief only, working weekends and shift work. Hours may be up to 37.5 hours per week.

Essential responsibilities
  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent's core values and competencies
  • As members of the nursing department, the successful candidates must be able to assist residents with activities of daily living; this includes assisting with meals, baths, personal hygiene and dressing, and transfers

Essential qualifications
  • To qualify for this summer student position, students must currently be enrolled in post-secondary school full-time for the 2023/2024 winter term (normally ending April, May or June) and returning to post-secondary school full-time in the 2024 fall term (normally starting in August or September)
  • Must be currently a student in a post-secondary RN or RPN program
  • Should have physical strength and ability to withstand long periods of standing, walking and frequent bending on a daily basis
  • Possess ability to work independently, and as a member of a team
  • Work or volunteer experience in a Long-Term Care facility preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience assisting others with activities of daily living (meals, baths, personal hygiene, etc.)
  • Knowledge of or experience with RAI-MDS charting and PCC (PointClickCare)
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or similar software program)

Certifications, memberships, licenses
  • First Aid/CPR preferred

Work environment/hours of work
  • This position works mostly indoors
  • This position will work weekday hours, afternoon hours, evening hours, midnight hours, weekend hours (up to 37.5 hours)
  • This position is call-in and may have scheduled shifts, and may have short notice call-in hours for weekdays, afternoon hours, evening hours, midnight hours, and weekend hours, which may include 4 hour shifts.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent no longer requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Although it is not mandatory to be vaccinated, it is highly encouraged.

Background check requirements

This position works with vulnerable residents in a position of trust and authority, on a sustained and regular basis, in a largely unsupervised capacity. A Vulnerable Sector Screen is required (Fixing Long-Term Care Act section 252 O. Reg. 246/22) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check.

All staff members shall promptly provide the employer with a signed declaration disclosing new charges, convictions, orders and restraining orders, consistent with Ontario Regulation section 253 O. Reg 246/22 made under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, with respect to the period since the date the person's last criminal reference check under subsection (2) was conducted.

Essential physical and/or safety requirements
  • 2 step TB skin test to be completed within two weeks of starting position
  • Bending: frequent twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling; constant stooping (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc. )
  • Walking: frequent balancing; constant walking on level surface (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; participates in indoor/outdoor resident activities)
  • Reaching: frequent reaching about shoulder; constant reaching below shoulder, forward, handling (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (-assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc.; utilizes mechanical lifting devices; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; stocks linen/care carts and empties garbage/laundry carts)
  • Lifting: frequent lifting at shoulder, carrying, pushing at or above shoulder, pulling at or above shoulder; constant lifting floor to waist, waist to floor, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder (up to 28.6 kgs or 63 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents out of bed, porters residents back and forth to dining room at meal times and to resident activities; preventative skin care by turning residents, re-positioning residents in bed and chair, etc.; utilizes mechanical lifting devices; obtains and distributes supplies used on the nursing units; stocks linen/care carts and empties garbage/laundry carts)
  • Standing: constant standing inside (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing; participates in indoor/outdoor resident activities)
  • Hands: frequent gripping, pinching (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assists residents with hygiene, grooming, toileting and dressing (i.e. bed baths, tub baths, showers, nail cleaning, shaving, perineal care, oral care, application of skin products, grooming, hair and face and hand washing, etc.); assists residents with eating their meals; communication via email)

Benefits

This summer student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with Employment Standards Act.

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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.

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