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Attendant Care Worker

  • Full Time
  • Midland
  • Closing date: Jul 26, 2024

Independent Living Services

Position Description:
ILS is an Ontario Health funded not for profit agency providing support and services to adults wishing to live independently and well in their homes. Through our programs and services, we are able to assist adults living with permanent physical disabilities and seniors aging at home lead dignified, productive and independent lives.

Travel to and from clients’ home within an established schedule/time period

– Provide client-directed, personal-care duties, including:
– personal grooming and hygiene
– bathing and washing
– meal preparation, etc.
– rising and retiring
– any specialized care such as G Tube, bowel and bladder care
– positioning, transfers and general mobility needs
– light household duties such as housework, laundry, shopping
– Operate mobility devices (e.g. transfer board, lifts, etc.) to aid in the lift/transfer of clients according to the established guidelines for the safe and proper usage of such equipment
– Document the services you provided and other information as required on an agency provided smart phone
– Interact with the client, the caregiver and other members of a client’s support network in a professional and respectful manner
– Ensure confidentiality of client information at all times
– Attend and actively participate in training and development opportunities offered by ILS, including CPR/First Aid Certification training
– Participate in all regularly scheduled staff meetings
– Perform all tasks in a manner that promotes health and safety and reduces the risk of hazard to self and others.

Level of Education Required:
– Personal Support Worker Certificate or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
– 1-2 years demonstrated work experience and sound practical knowledge in working with physically disabled individuals and/or seniors
– Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written English
– Ability to deal with others effectively
– Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
– Ability to organize work and work independently
– Ability to operate related equipment including technology (smart phone)
– Commitment to the health and safety of clients and co-workers
– Excellent attendance record
– Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
– Professionalism, empathy, and objectivity and last, but not least, an energetic and positive attitude!

Successful candidate will need a vehicle to travel to clients’ homes.

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