Psychiatric Nursing Assistant (Underfill at SN1 Classification)

Manitoba Government - Portage la Prairie, MB (30+ days ago)

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The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

This competition will be used to establish an Eligibility List for Summer Relief positions available at MDC, as well as current and future term and casual positions, subject to staffing approval. This Eligibility List will remain in effect for 12 months.

Psychiatric Nursing Assistants are hired on an underfill basis at the Psychiatric Nursing Assistant 1 (SN1) classification and provided with support, training and on-the-job development to achieve the full working level of the position at the Psychiatric Nursing Assistant 2 (SN2) classification. In order to progress to the full working level of this position, candidates must successfully complete the Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Assistant 2 in-house training program within a reasonable timeframe, work a designated number of hours and demonstrate satisfactory attendance and performance on the job. The work location of this position is at MDC in Portage la Prairie, MB.

The Manitoba Developmental Centre (MDC), a branch of the Department of Families, is an accredited residential facility providing specialized care, supervision and developmental habilitation for adults with intellectual disabilities. On-site interdisciplinary teams provide a wide range of services to residents to ensure each individual's needs are met and his/her quality of life is enhanced. We require multiple Full-time Term Psychiatric Nursing Assistants to provide summer relief coverage and work various 8-hour shifts inclusive of days, evenings, nights, week-ends and holidays consistent with a 24-hour operation as may be required.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check
Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position (includes bending, twisting and/or lifting up to 14 kgs (30 Ibs)
Must be available for shifts consistent with a 24-hour/7-day a week operation

Experience providing health and/or personal basic care and assistance with activities of daily living
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, colleagues, resident's families and all members of the interdisciplinary team
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment
Strong verbal communication skills
Effective problem solving and decision making skills
Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare various documents and reports
Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks within specified timeframes
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues

The incumbent participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary team that provides residents with supervision and guidance, assistance with personal care, comfort and support in going about daily living, as well as therapeutic and recreational activities in a safe manner as outlined in each Resident's Individual Plan (IP) within any one of the Programs at the Centre. The position also assists in maintaining a safe, clean and orderly living environment.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 36086
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.