Personal Support Workers

September 8, 2022

The Corporation of the County of Huron’s

Homes for the Aged Department

is seeking

 Personal Support Workers to Join the Huronview (Clinton) and Huronlea (Brussels) Teams!

*** We have Temporary Full-time (75 hours bi-weekly), Part-time (45 hours biweekly) and Casual positions available at Huronview that offer up to 44.5 hours biweekly with the opportunity for additional hours, plus in lieu of benefits.  At Huronlea, we have Temporary Full-time (75 hours bi-weekly), Part-time (45 hours biweekly) and Casual positions available that offer up to 44.5 hours biweekly with the opportunity for additional hours, plus in lieu of benefits.***

Huronview and Huronlea Homes for the aged are Huron County’s municipal homes, providing health services for people who can no longer live independently in their own homes and need nursing and personal care 24 hours. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to use your training and skills. If technology interests you, our care plans are computerized and orders are processed electronically. We offer opportunities for leadership and committee involvement where you can excel using your advanced communication skills. If you would like to join our very dynamic teams, then Huronlea and Huronview are for you!

Our Personal Support Workers assist residents in performing activities of daily living and perform specific interventions as outlined on the individual care plans while working closely with the interdisciplinary team.

Role and Responsibilities:

Accountability:

  • Adherence to all policies, procedures and mission/vision/values statements of the Home.
  • Maintain professionalism to all residents, staff, families, volunteers, community members and agency representatives.
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of residents and staff as required under legislation and as per policies and procedures of the Home.
  • Accepts responsibility for the quality of care and service provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Is aware of the Resident Bill of Rights and endeavours to respect and promote it. Practices client-centred care.
  • Encourages and helps the resident with all activities of daily living and to meet their basic needs, through an understanding of the individual resident’s care plan. Assists in providing information for the forming of the care plan, including communicating the resident’s needs and choices.
  • Performs personal care and selected nursing measures to promote comfort and safety for the resident as per the plan of care and policies and procedures of the homes.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the resident as a whole person considering cultural, spiritual, psycho-social, and restorative needs as well as an awareness of the activation programs available.
  • Observe and report, significant changes in resident’s physical and emotional conditions to the Registered Staff verbally and in the resident computerized file in a manner that demonstrates respect and maintains privacy and confidentiality for each resident. Documentation includes observations of behaviours, staff interventions and resident responses to those interventions. Computer documentation utilizes data entry through the POC and PCC software in a timely manner
  • Helps to maintain a safe, clean, odour-free environment.
  • Shares responsibility for safely using and maintaining the equipment and supplies of the Home, and the personal belongings of the residents.
  • Ensures efficient use of supplies.
  • Accepts responsibility for the quality of care and service provided.
  • Recognizes safety hazards and the importance of providing a safe environment. Actively participates in all workplace drills for Codes Yellow, White, Red and Green, etc.
  • Directs all inquiries regarding resident’s care and conditions to the Registered staff member.
  • Maintains a good attendance record and accepts responsibility for working as scheduled. As a 24/7 operation it is accepted there is shift and weekend work is required.
  • Takes responsibility for personal development including identification of own learning needs related to work and participating in the educational opportunities provided and staff/team meetings.
  • Assists in training, guiding and supporting new staff through the orientation period.
  • Supports and participates in student and colleague education and participates in the teams of the homes.

Qualifications and Preferred Skills:

  • Graduate of a recognized Personal Support Worker program with supporting documentation
  • Demonstrates focus on resident safety
  • Experience working with seniors and/or chronic care residents in a health care facility or community setting, with a genuine interest in and concern for seniors
  • Demonstrates maturity and tact
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • The successful candidate(s) will be required to submit an original Vulnerable Sector Screening before the time of hire

What We Offer:

At the County of Huron, we’re committed to offering a modern work environment that puts people first.  We are a Certified Living Wage employer that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

The County of Huron offers a diverse portfolio of employment opportunities.  When you join our team, you’ll have the benefit of working with and learning from, people who have a broad range of skills and knowledge.  We offer training, mentorship, and career development opportunities to all staff.  When you work for the County of Huron, you invest in the community, and you benefit from seeing the results of your efforts firsthand.  It’s a great place to work!

Learn more about working for the County of Huron: https://vimeo.com/699170923

Wage:

  • As per SEIU $23.22 – $26.20 plus 10% in lieu of benefits and 4% vacation pay.  Shift premiums vary.
  • A condition of employment is proof of COVID -19 immunization.

This position requires the submission of a current (within the last 6 months) TB2 Test and Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). Please consider submitting these items prior to the interview, as the process of obtaining them is often delayed.  Please contact Joel Paakkunainen via email at jpaakkunainen[at]huroncounty[dot]ca for an agency letter to be submitted with your VSC application.

Please send your cover letter, resume, TB Test and VSS in one PDF document, saved under your name to: humanresources[at]huroncounty[at]ca using Personal Support Worker as your subject line, including the Home to which you are applying for.

Posted on September 8, 2022

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.