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Organization Overview VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. We are a national health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Req ID 4241 - ST T ME - CAS
Position Title Personal Support Worker - Supports for Daily Living
Employee Group Casual/Relief
Hours Per Week Vary
On Call Yes
Program or Dept. Supports for Daily Living
Job Summary
Under the clinical supervision of the Program Coordinator, the PSW provides personal care and health maintenance to individuals and families within the framework of VON philosophy, policies, procedures and standards, in community health care.
 
The successful candidate will have experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities.
 
This position is located in St. Thomas, Ontario at our Supports for Daily Living 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.

 
PSWs hired for VON Middlesex-Elgin may be required to work in multiple programs.
Qualifications
  • Personal Support Worker certification or Developmental Services Worker diploma is mandatory
  • 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
  • Palliative Care and In-Home Support Exercise Program completion preferred
  • Must have experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Household management experience
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
  • Awareness of community resources is essential
  • Must be able to communicate well; both written and verbally
  • Must have good critical thinking, assessment and problem solving 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

 
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements
Date Posted 3/21/2013
City St. Thomas
Province Ontario [ON]
Compensation & Benefits Overview We offer an independent work environment with 24/7 support, ongoing education, in-service, peer support, and a competitive compensation package that may include benefits, pension plan, travel time, and mileage allowance.
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