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Organization Overview Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? As part of the VON team, you will make a positive impact on the lives of clients who need support services to help them with activities of daily living. VON is Canada’s largest, national, not-for-profit home and community care organization. We’ve been offering high-quality, innovative care and supports since 1897. Come work with us - it’s a job that matters!
Req ID 4083 - ME - CAS
Position Title Personal Support Worker
Hours Per Week Vary
Program or Dept. Supports for Daily Living
Job Summary
The PSW provides personal care and health maintenance to individuals and families in the home setting within the framework of VON philosophy, policies, procedures and standards, in community health care.
 
The successful candidate will work on site in a Supports for Daily Living apartment building.
Responsibilities
Collaboration with other health care team members is expected where and when appropriate. At all times, the Personal Support Worker follows an established plan of care and delegation of procedures that meets the needs of the individual and family.
 
The successful candidate must be able to work in a flexible care program (working days/nights/weekends) and meet the On Call – Call Back by Pager expectations required for this program.
 
The successful candidate is expected to work every other weekend in a 2 week rotation for the AM and PM shifts.
Qualifications
  • Personal Support Worker certification is required
  • Registration with the PSW Registry Ontario will be required: http://pswregistry.org/Pages/en/Default.aspx
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification will be requested
  • Experience working in a nursing or retirement home is preferred
  • Palliative Care and In-Home Support Exercise Program completion preferred
  • Must have experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Household management experience
  • Awareness of community resources
  • Must be able to communicate well; both written and verbally
  • Good assessment skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and work independently
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Current criminal background check will be requested
  • Date Posted 2/21/2013
    Deadline Date 2/21/2013
    City London
    Province Ontario [ON]
    Compensation & Benefits Overview • Career advancement opportunities
    • Training and skills development
    • Flexible hours
    • Competitive compensation
    • Group benefit coverage
    • Pension plan
    • Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
    • Employee assistance program
    • Employee recognition programs
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