Comfort Care Aide

The Good Samaritan Society - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Mountainview Village, Kelowna, BC

BCGEU

CLOSING DATE
This posting will remain open until successful candidates are hired.
HOURS OF WORK Various
EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Casual, 0 FTE
Position is temporary until the COVID-19 single site order mandated by the provincial health authority has been lifted or until return of incumbent, as applicable.
LOCATION
Mountainview Village
1540 KLO Road Kelowna, BC
WAGES
$18.25

The world could use more good samaritans. If you are interested in a diverse and rewarding career within a dynamic organization, then choose a career where people matter, where you are valued, appreciated for your hard work, and supported. Join a team that empowers you to live up to your potential so that you can feel part of something bigger and make a difference in the lives of others.

DUTIES
Reporting to the Site Manager/Care Manager/Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on shift, Comfort Care Aides work in a safe and consistent manner to deliver resident/client meal services, comfort and support activities, and cleaning services throughout the care home/program during a pandemic.

Acting as a resident companion as directed; providing comfort and support to residents via companionship such as playing cards, reading the newspaper together, art, hand pampering
Assisting residents/clients with using mobile communication devices such as a smart phones, tablets
Portering residents/clients to and from their rooms, recreational activities, and dining room as required
Provides choice to clients/residents in terms of selection, while taking pride in food presentation and customer satisfaction
Assisting with meals and feeding as directed by the RN/LPN
Filling and replacing PPE carts
Cleaning tubs/showers after use
Making unoccupied beds
Empties laundry baskets, as required
Empties garbage, as required
Resident/client hair care
Assisting residents/clients with hearing or vision challenges
Completes enhanced cleaning/disinfecting of high touch surfaces throughout the building
Screens staff and visitors as per outbreak/pandemic procedure
Monitors front entrance and receives deliveries as required
Loads and unloads supplies into appropriate storage rooms

QUALIFICATIONS AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Minimum Grade 10
Loving Spoonful’s (will be provided on orientation)
Able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing so others can easily interpret and understand it fully
Comfortable using a computer in order to complete orientation and onboarding
Exhibits an open and sincere approach by demonstrating respect and compassion for everyone equally
Maintains an individual's dignity and self-worth during conversations
Excellent active listening skills
Demonstrates flexibility by changing routine to accommodate resident/client need
Experience working with the elderly preferred
Housekeeping/environmental experience preferred

REQUIREMENT

All new employees are required to submit:
  • a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
  • a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.
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We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.