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Personal care provider – home care needed in Canada at Elena Harrison

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Personal care provider – home care needed in Canada at Elena Harrison

Personal Care Assistants’ duties include mobility support, assisting with maintaining personal hygiene by bathing, brushing their hair and teeth or applying skincare. In addition, they may be responsible for housekeeping duties such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes and running errands.

Job details

  •  Location: Victoria, BC
  •  Salary: $20.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Vacancies: 1 vacancy

We are looking for a compassionate personal care assistant to support clients living with physical, emotional, or cognitive impairments. Your duties will include performing basic housekeeping duties, assisting with personal hygiene, and providing companionship.

To ensure success as a personal care assistant, you should possess experience in a similar role and knowledge of best practices in providing personal care. Ultimately, a first-class Personal Care Assistant will be someone who prioritizes the wellbeing of clients and demonstrates a caring approach.

Personal Care Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Providing immobile, recovering, or frail clients with support, company, and comfort.
  • Dispencing medications, administering treatments, and assisting with exercise routines as prescribed.
  • Reporting changes in the physical, mental, and emotional conditions of clients to relevant parties.
  • Providing support with personal hygiene, including bathroom visits, bathing, dressing, and brushing teeth.
  • Engaging clients in suitable activities, such as playing games, taking walks, or having conversations.
  • Performing basic housekeeping duties, including cleaning, laundry, and preparing meals.
  • Assisting clients with household finances, bills, and payments, as well as running errands.
  • Accompanying clients on outings and arranging transportation to medical appointments.
  • Providing mobility support, including assistance with walking aids and wheelchairs.
  • Maintaining a hygienic, tidy, and safe environment.

Personal Care Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • National Caregiver Certification Course (NCCC) preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ of experience in a similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in providing personal care.
  • Available to work irregular hours, including night shift, weekends, and holidays.
  • Experience in administering prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Extensive experience in assisting clients with mobility and personal hygiene.
  • Ability to perform housekeeping tasks, prepare meals, pay household bills, and run errands.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a caring approach, and physically fit.
  • Ability to maintain a tidy and safe living environment.

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Work setting

  • Room and board provided
  • Work in employer’s/client’s home

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Administer medications
  • Assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene
  • Assist in regular exercise, e.g., walk
  • Assume full responsibility for household (in absence of householder)
  • Change non-sterile dressings
  • Feed or assist in feeding
  • Launder clothing and household linens
  • Perform light housekeeping and cleaning duties
  • Provide companionship
  • Provide personal care
  • Prepare and serve nutritious meals

Experience and specialization

Target audience

  • Adults
  • Elderly
  • Persons with a disability

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

hr@preferrednannies.com

Advertised until

2022-10-06

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