Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care are a growing and innovative, forward-thinking, not-for-profit Long-term Care Home in the Heart of Northwestern Ontario, that is working to invest in a Culturally Safe atmosphere and work life balance for all our employees.
We are looking for likeminded future team members to apply for our Personal Support Worker positions we have open at Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care. Join a workforce with a strong focus on Residents Bill of Rights, and the 7 Grandfather Teachings, which are the lead visions of our Mission and Values. Within the next few years Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care will be moving into a NEW 160 bed Long-term Care Home facility and we invite you to grow with us.
Position: Personal Support Worker – Full-Time/Part-Time Rotations Available
Responsible To: Director of Resident Care
What We Offer: UFCW Union - Pension Plan &Benefits, Culturally Safe Environment, On-site parking, Annual Work clothing & Shoe Allowance.
Position Summary: The Personal Support Worker (PSW) is an integral and valued member of the Wiigwas Elders and Seniors Care resident care team. The PSW is in the unique position of knowing our residents in a deeply meaningful and intimate basis. The PSW advocates for quality of life for the residents by providing a clean, healthy, respectful, stimulating, and safe resident-focused experience. The PSW contributes to Wiigwas Elders and Seniors care team meetings, committees, care planning, and resident Care Conferences.
Ø Assist residents with all aspects of Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) while maintaining dignity and privacy in an
individualized resident-focused manner.
Ø Collaborate with the Wiigwas Elders and Seniors care team, family, and visitors, to provide and promote excellence in resident care and the resident experience.
Ø Maintain excellence in the standards of cleanliness and safety of the Home, resident rooms, resident care areas, resident care equipment, unit common areas, and workspaces.
Ø Provide meaningful resident-centered interactions and activities.
Ø Flexibility of accepting shifts requiring coverage, and solution-oriented
Ø Document all PSW care and observations per the Home’s Documentation Policy.
Ø Mentor, support, and encourage newly hired PSW’s, Care Aides, and students.
Ø Positively role-model Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care Values and Code of Ethics.
Ø Other duties within the PSW role as directed by the Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care Team Leader or designate.
Ø These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification, other duties may be assigned.
Ø Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized Accredited Educational Institution as per the Long-Term Care Homes Act (2007).
Ø Nursing students actively enrolled in recognized nursing programs invited to apply.
Ø Current Basic Level First Aid and CPR.
Ø Demonstrated knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Routine and Additional Practices.
Ø Demonstrated knowledge of Protection of Personal Health Information Act.
Ø Excellent organization, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and computer skills.
Ø Fluent in both written and spoken English.
Ø Knowledge of First Nations history, language, and culture an asset.
Ø Ability to work independently and as a Wiigwas Elders and Seniors team member.