Helping Hands provides community support services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. We offer a supportive work atmosphere, focusing on teamwork and personal growth, competitive wages, mileage and paid travel time.
If you are looking for the opportunity to support older adults and adults with physical disabilities in our community and enable them to live independently in their own homes, then join our Helping Hands team!
Job Title: Personal Support Worker (Unionized Position) – This is a permanent, full time position
Location: Orillia and Couching Region, Muskoka Region. This position will require travel from one client’s home to another. We also have positions in our Transitional Bed Sites, usually working primarily in 2 out of 4 site locations, but with the ability to work in any site if needed. Please contact us for details.
Shift: A variety of shifts may be required including days, evenings, holidays, and weekends.
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) will work cooperatively and professionally with other healthcare providers, other agency staff and Helping Hands staff to provide personal support services to clients, as directed by the organization. Personal support services include, but are not limited to bathing, dressing, and grooming clients, emptying bed pans and toiletry duties. Other responsibilities will include preparing meals, the serving of meal trays, and aiding in feeding clients, making beds, and housekeeping client’s living space or areas. Housekeeping services include, but are not limited to, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping, limited pet care, laundry, bathroom cleaning and disinfection duties.
The Personal Support Worker will also assist clients in their daily activities, physical exercise, and will move clients in wheelchairs or other mobility aids. This role will support organizational policies and procedures, health and safety initiatives, and client needs. The PSW will ensure all administrative functions are conducted in a timely and efficient manner, meeting all organizational requirements with respect to deadlines and policies/procedures, including submitting accurate timesheets, assessments, incident reports and other documentation. This position is required to report any issues, concerns, and activities to their supervisor in a timely fashion and to support the department in any way needed to meet client needs.