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Personal Support Worker (PSW), Career Opportunity in Kanata, Ontario

Job description

The Personal Support Worker shall provide personal care and other services to residents in a safe efficient manner, according to the policies and procedures of the retirement residence.

 

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing personal care, housekeeping, and laundry services for seniors in a retirement residence setting;
  • Provides services and interacts with guests and family members in a professional manner;
  • Assists and attends to special needs of the residents as required;
  • Provides food preparation, dining room service, busing and dishwashing services in accordance with established work routines;
  • Maintains work and storage areas in a clean, safe and sanitary manner;
  • Provides personal laundry services for residents in accordance with established work routines;
  • Operates and cleans equipment, furniture and cleans and maintains all areas related to residents as per work routines;
  • Provides medications according to the home’s policies and procedures for medication administration.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Previous experience in providing laundry, food or personal care;
  • Successful completion of secondary school or equivalent;
  • Preferred post secondary education in related care fields of PSW/HCA/ DSW certification;
  • Must be able to read and communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Demonstrated empathy and understanding of the needs of seniors;
  • Effective interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills.
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