Care Associate

Peterborough Retirement Residence - Peterborough, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Title: Care Associate
Reporting to: Director of Wellness
Hours: Casual
Location: Peterborough Retirement Residence

Are you an individual that has a passion for making a difference?
At Peterborough Retirement Residence we are passionate about ‘Making Every Moment Matter.” We are seeking a candidate that shares our values - a person who has a passion to make a difference, who has a strong moral compass and has a commitment to teamwork.
At Peterborough Retirement Residence, we are passionate about providing compassionate care for families loved ones, where the residents of our home come before anything else. Our values at Peterborough Retirement Residence follow a ‘People’ focused Philosophy, Participation Excellence Openness Performance Longevity Efficient Use of Resources. This philosophy can be seen in every aspect and level of our home.

A day in the role of a Care Associate at Peterborough Retirement Residence
As a Care Associate at Peterborough Retirement Residence, you will be given high expectations, as well as an expectation to continue personal growth and professional growth. In this position, you will be gifted with a rewarding experience every day in the form of being able to see the exact impact you place on our residents.
As a Care Associate, you will report directly to the Director of Wellness. This position will be casual, so candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends, as well as a variety of shifts. Schedules will be provided.

This position is responsible for but not limited to:
Performs a wide variety of tasks that may include general housekeeping, laundry, recreational activities and providing general assistance with personal care and daily living activities of Residents,
Provides direction and guidance to Residents in the provision of activities for daily living as per care plan,
Monitors Resident’s level of wellness and responds to medical emergencies,
Responsible for the safe and accurate administration of medications for Residents in stable condition, including the appropriate documentation,
Ensures the recording and safekeeping of all drugs, including controlled drugs and narcotics,
Observing and reporting changes in the Resident’s physical and emotional condition to the Registered associates as required,
Reorders drugs and maintains accurate records according to established policies and procedures,
Maintains effective communication with Residents, families and fellow associates,
Promotes the Vision, Mission and Values of Lifetimes Living Inc. as well as the Residents’ Bill of Rights,
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
At the Peterborough Retirement Residence, we take pride in our employees, so your qualifications are important to us. We use them to get to know you and see if we are a good fit for each other. The qualifications needed to join our family at Peterborough Retirement Residence are as follows:
A graduate of an approved Personal Support Worker (PSW) course or a nursing student from an approved college/university or a graduated registered practical nurse or registered nurse,
Current training certificate in medication administration,
Experienced in working with seniors in a Retirement Home setting,
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,
Current CPR & First Aid Certificate,
Knowledge and understanding of the Retirement Homes Act and other applicable legislation,
Familiar with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

How to apply?
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references. We look forward to speaking with you, and making every moment count!
Our organization takes the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees are required to notify their director manager/supervisor if they have any particular accessibility needs and the organization will work with the employee to address them.