Health Care Attendant

VHA Health and Home Support - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

VHA Health & Home Support is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that is committed to promoting personal well-being with cost effective, high quality, community-based health care services. Serving Ottawa since 1955, we are dedicated to our community, and determined to help people affected by health challenges enjoy the dignity and independence of living their active life.

VHA is fully accredited by Accreditation Canada, and is a preferred provider of personal support services of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

VHA works in partnership with loal health and social service organizations to ensure our clients get the right service to help them remain independent, within their community.

Why Choose VHA?

At VHA, we value community, work-life balance and career development. Our training opportunities equip you with the skills you need to care for clients and empower caregivers. Plus, your experience at VHA will provide opportunity to develop valuable skills that are transferable across a wide variety of fields. We offer:

  • day, evening, over-night, weekend shift positions;
  • on-going opportunities for paid continuing education and training;
  • health care experience, under the supervision of nurses, that often supports your own pathway to a nursing career;
  • group health benefits, and pension plan;
  • paid orientation;
  • a caring and supportive team.

We work hard to make your job easier so you focus on your clients, your family and you. Belong to the VHA family today!

NOW HIRING PART-TIME ATTENDANTS for our Supportive Housing locations. Day, evening and night shifts.

We welcome:

  • Nursing students who have completed the first year of their program
  • Foreign trained nurses waiting for their CNO registration
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Caregivers with relevant personal experience.


Providing personal care (bathing/showering, dressing, feeding, bowel and bladder care, use of a mechanical lift and transferring, light housekeeping, etc.) to adults with physical disabilities who reside within a Supportive Housing location in Ottawa. A commitment to a respectful and person-centred approach is an essential asset.


  • Provide personal care (bathing/showering, grooming, personal hygiene) and all Activities of Daily Living according to each client's Service Plan;
  • assist clients with transfers, ambulation and exercises;
  • prepare nutritious meals according to the client's diet, assist the client with eating and complete kitchen clean-up;
  • light housekeeping, including laundry;
  • ensure the client is safe;
  • adhere to medication assistance policies and procedures;
  • follow all documentation and reporting procedures.


Education -

  • secondary (high) school graduation, a minimum of one year post-secondary education in human or health sciences. Continuing education in physical disabilities/developmental disabilities/acquired brain injuries an asset;
  • valid First Aid and CPR level C certification;
  • preferably CPI training for non-violent crisis intervention.

Experience - experience support adults with physical disabilities or acquired brain injuries in a residential, community or independent living environment is preferred.

This is a physically demanding position and requires hand, arm and shoulder dexterity, sensory ability, lifting to a maximum of approximately thirty-five pounds, walking, climbing stairs, standing, bending, reaching and frequent movement.

Other Skills and Abilities -

  • co-operation, a pleasant attitude and good-natured manner in working with clients and co-workers;
  • able to handle challenging situations in an objective manner;
  • able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • able to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks.

All VHA employees are responsible for a commitment to health and safety.

Requirements -

Regular availability to work days, evenings and/or weekends. Our Supportive Housing Program operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. We have days, evenings and night shifts, seven days a week. The day shifts commence at 0600 or 0700 in the morning, our evenings commence at 1500 or 1600 and our overnight shifts commence at 2200. WEEKEND Requirement: We also ask that staff make themselves available to work a minimum of four weekend shifts per month.

  • able to communicate verbally and in writing in English;
  • negative police record check/CPIC for the vulnerable sector;
  • negative TB, 2 Step test;
  • immunizations records;
  • able to walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, climb stairs and reach freely;
  • work references.

Whatever your orientation, age, ethnicity, race, culture, religion or gender identity - you are welcome at VHA.

Hourly wage: $17.50


Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume reflecting their qualifications, experience and aptitude for the job by:

  • e-mail
  • FAX: 613-238-1306

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In association with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, personal information is collected and will only be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

Job Types: Full, part-time and casual hours dependent on availability.

Salary: $17.50 /hour


  • personal care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Ottawa, ON (Required)


  • English (Required)

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.50 /hour

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Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.50 /hour


  • English (Required)