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Personal care worker

Job Description

Are you looking for a job where you can influence someone’s future? Where your job is different every day and allows for some flexibility of work hours?

We are looking for a casual/part-time employee who is compassionate, a self-starter, and a team player. The shifts are primarily on the weekend. Are you energetic, enthusiastic, patient and caring we are looking for you?

The job is supporting a young woman who needs support for all aspects of daily living. She is adventuresome, engaging, passionate and loving.

Caregiver certification helpful but not necessary, willingness to learn the skills needed is essential. Every person with a disability is different and should be treated so.

Must provide proof of full vaccination for COVID 19. Successful candidate must submit to a criminal records check, must have a valid class 5 or better driver’s license, and provide a driver’s abstract.

Only shortlisted respondents will be contacted.

Please send resume and references to:

Job description:

Duties will include but are not limited to the following:
1. Assist the individual with her day-to-day personal care needs as required. This may include but not be limited to: getting her out of bed in the morning, toileting, dressing, bathing and related personal hygiene; food preparation and feeding; doing her hair, makeup, and fingernails. Perform basic physical therapy routines on her as demonstrated by the microboard.
2. Ensure she receives any medications, prescription or non-prescription that she may require, as directed by her microboard.
3. Support her in developing meaningful connections in her community through friendship, volunteer work, hobbies, and recreational activities as cooperatively developed by her, her family, and her microboard.
4. Support her in improving her ability to communicate using her communication device. Facilitate educational lessons such as language development, sentence building and basic math using the device. Read books and magazines to her to broaden her knowledge of the world around her.
5. Maintain all relevant documentation, including but not limited to: the communication book, accounting for her personal funds, and as requested reports on the activities of the shift(s) worked.
6. Prepare meals as required and general household clean up.
7. Maintain level one or better first aid certification.
8. Ensure regular and ongoing contact with the society and/or their designate is maintained in a respectful and timely fashion.
9. Must be able to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID 19 as per Provincial Health Orders and Community Living BC policy.

Personal qualities necessary for individuals filling this position include but are not limited to:
1. Demonstrate a strong, respectful values base.
2. Demonstration of personal integrity.
3. An understanding of and be able to demonstrate community integration theories and skills.
4. Demonstration of how to sensitively and comprehensively provide personal care support in a person’s family home.
5. A proven ‘common sense’ approach to life.
6. Demonstration of skill in responding to opportunities that will assist her in making and/or maintaining connections with friends and her community.
7. Physical ability to perform transfers, lifts, push a power wheelchair, and to take her swimming in a pool.
8. Ability to learn how to operate a ceiling lift, power wheelchair, augmentative communication device (speech computer), van wheelchair lift. Must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license or better and be able to operate a full sized van.
9. Have a good basic knowledge of the community and its resources.
10. An ability to laugh and have fun

Support Needed
Support for Individual Age Group:
Personal Care
Willing to Train
Mobility Support
Willing to Train
Complex Health Needs
Willing to Train
Skills & Training
Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Driver’s License
First Aid
Language Spoken
Willing to group with other family to share a Support Worker?