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Daily Living Assistant (DLA), Career Opportunity in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Job description

The DLA works to full Scope of Practice and provides direct personal services to clients.

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Meeting client personal needs according to an individualized plan of service
  • Documenting according to facility policy and communicating pertinent and relevant information
  • Assisting with planning and implementation of client recreation and leisure activities
  • Completing domestic functions for clients according to the service plan
  • Completing all duties in a way which is consistent with Shannex’s Philosophy of Service: Your life. Your choice. Your home.

Requirements Include:

  • High School/GED completion
  • Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Course or Personal Support Worker
  • Current CPR & Emergency First Aid Certification
  • U-First training
  • Ability to work a schedule of flexible hours and shifts inclusive of days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to communicate effectively and read & write the English language
  • Ability to assess and appropriately prioritize multiple work assignments while displaying a high level of professionalism and commitment to quality service.

The following would be considered assets:

  • Previous experience working with seniors in a Retirement Living or Long Term Care environment;
  • fst/Food Handlers Course
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Care Course
  • Palliative Care Course
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