Personal Support Worker

MedEx Health Services - Nobleton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary: The PSW is a front line position acting as a representative MedEx and providing the services offered by the company. The PSW duties

are not limited to those listed as the position has a wide scope of duties at times dependent on the client and always under the auspices of the company. The PSW will mostly work independently of co-workers or supervisors and therefore must balance good judgement and initiative along with the policies of the company.

Work Hours: This position may require various shifts at various times (including nights, weekends, and sleep-over) in one or more work sites.

Duties: The following list of duties is a guideline of possible duties to be perfonned independently or as a group of duties in the course of working with the client. The PSW duties are not limited to those listed.

  • Companionship

One of the most important aspects of MedEx will be providing customers with a strong sense of self-esteem and independence. Taking a genuine interest in the client, their life and their environment will help create true sense of companionship; whether it is playing a favourite board game or card game, reading, taking a stroll.

  • Housekeeping, Laundry,

The PSW will provide dusting, washing floors, vacuuming carpets, changing bed linens, scrubbing the bathroom, washing, drying,"(ironing) and folding laundry; taking out garbage and general tidying of living spaces associated with the client.

  • Personal Care

This including assisting with grooming needs such as hair care, shaving, cleaning teeth/dentures; supervising or assisting with tub baths, showers, sponge baths, and bed baths; assisting with dressing and undressing; assisting with mobilization activities including turning, transferring, exercising, and walking; assisting with toilet and/or commode needs; assisting with-eating or feeding. It also includes reminding the client to take their prescription medications. It does not include cutting of toenails or fingernails and changing dressings.

  • Kitchen Work

Grocery shopping, assisting with menus and meals, cooking, serving, assisting with eating, washing and drying dishes and general tidying up

is included.

  • Transportation and Escort

A PSW may drive their car and transport a client to an appointment or errand if the PSW has written authorization from the company to do so. The PSW may also escort the client to appointments or errands.

Qualifications:

  • Current certificate in standard first aid and
  • Current recognized PSW
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Compassionate, patient and caring nature.
  • Able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to handle the demands of care giving to sometimes difficult clients.

General Notes:

The PSW will be required to maintain a safe working environment for themselves and their clients. There may be emergency situations where the PSW will have to react quickly with sound judgement.

The scope of duties described in this document may not include all duties to be performed by the PSW and is subject to change.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Sudbury, ON (Preferred)