Home Support Worker at CareGivers

Seafair Capital This is a remote role $16.85 per hour
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We are an innovative home health provider with locations across the island and are seeking a Home Support Worker to join our team.

About CareGivers 

We are a social enterprise, and our goal is to help keep people happy and healthy in their own homes by providing person-centered, safe, reliable and professional home health services.  We know our clients are happier at home, and we have a fantastic team of people who help them stay there.   We look after our employees, because we know our employees look after valuable clients. We achieve the highest standards in health care quality, because we know people depend on us for safe, professional, dependable care. CareGivers is a family owned business, and part of the Seafair group of companies. 

Job summary

Reporting to the Client Care Coordinator, the Home Support Worker is part of a health care team that provides assistance to families or persons during times of illness, disability, or inability to properly care for their own needs. The home support worker also supports independence and the ability of the client to remain in their own homes and assists with the activities of daily living.

Summary of essential job functions

• Provide personal care such as bathing, toileting, and grooming to the client

• Complete housekeeping tasks, meal preparation, and shopping

• Provide companionship to the client and accompany them to community events, activities, and appointments

• Follow written plan of care as approved by the Client Care Manager

• Provide specialized care such as Alzheimer or palliative care, if required

• Document and report client progress

• Promote good mental health for the client

• Develop a caring relationship with the client and the client’s family

• Provide emotional and psychological support

• Ensure a healthy and safe living and working environment while following agency guidelines on lifting and transfers

• Adhere to and enforces CareGivers’ Code of Conduct

• Report all Occupational Health and safety hazards and related issues and follows OH&S guidelines

Minimum requirements

• Minimum grade 12 high school education and experience as a home support worker OR

• Certification as a home support worker (Preferred) OR

• Willingness to commence in-house training

• Experience working with seniors and or physically disabled individuals

• Medical certificate indicating good health

• Negative TB skin test

• Up-to-date Immunization Record

• Clear Record of Conduct

• Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain

Abilities required

• Willingness to work flexible shifts in various locations

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Willing and able to use IT systems for scheduling and client care purposes

• Ability to work as part of a team or independently

• Good decision making and problem solving skills

• Ability to lift 25 pounds

• Ability to build good relationships with the client

• Must be caring, enjoy working with others, have a good work ethic, and possess a positive attitude

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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