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Personal Attendant

Cheshire Independent Living Services

This is a Contract position in London, ON posted June 8, 2020.

About Cheshire

Since 1979 Cheshire has been making independence possible for people living with significant disabilities and frail seniors in London and surrounding counties. We are looking for candidates who are willing to work during these new times to provide care and support to our consumers living in the community in their own homes.

With current events sweeping the globe, Cheshire is looking for candidates who are ready to work to provide safe care to individuals who require assistance and support to remain safely in their homes and communities. We work to provide care to a vulnerable population who need dedicated staff to consistently provide required care and help keep our consumers home and safe. With COVID-19 spreading across Canada, it is important for our consumers to stay healthy and strong and Cheshire Personal Attendants play a large part in this aspect. We are looking for compassionate, friendly, and caring individuals who have a passion to support members in their community by providing personal care and support. We are looking for candidates who are interested in joining a personal and community support position and receiving training by Cheshire to help them excel in the role.

Providing attendant outreach and community assisted living, our employees are the backbone of the organization. Cheshire’s Personal Attendants come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, bringing unique ideas and styles to the workforce. They are dedicated to all Cheshire consumers, providing friendly and professional assistance with personal care and mobility needs. We are committed to providing care that revolves around our consumer’s personal needs and feelings.

Cheshire Benefits

  • Working frontline with consumers to provide care and assist them in remaining safe at home
  • We believe in building a connection with our consumers. When you are in a booking, you are there for that consumer, completing tasks from bathing routines to assisted eating and meal preparation. We believe in building friendly and professional relationships and continuity.
  • No Scrubs! Dress code is comfortable and casual but respectful to the consumers.
  • Mileage is paid for travel between consumers’ homes
  • Gaps between bookings are paid.
  • After successful completion of your probationary period, full-time staff are eligible for our premium benefits package and, part-time staff are eligible for an additional 8% in lieu of benefits.
  • We are a growing company with new rotations in different locations opening all the time. Cheshire encourages growth and movement within the organization.

Overview

Title: Personal Attendant

Status: Permanent Part-Time, Temporary Part-Time, Temporary Full-Time, and Casual.

Shift: TBD on placement but flexibility is required to accommodate changes in the organization.

Starting rate of pay: $20.51/ hour

We are looking for individuals who are personable, professional, and patient and are looking to work frontline and support the safety and health of our consumers. The services we provide can be taxing but are rewarding. You will be providing a variety of services to a variety of consumers and will always be learning and experiencing something new. This position reports directly to their Program Manager and works with coworkers to assist in the provision of safe, quality, and person-centred care.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work added shifts with advance notice to meet the changing needs of the organization
  • Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance
  • Regular access to a reliable vehicle as staff are working in multiple locations throughout the day
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Flexibility with availability; working on-call, morning, afternoon, evening, overnight, and weekend shifts
  • Reliable and consistent attendance to shifts, training, and meetings
  • Previous Support Care Experience or the desire to work in a personal support capacity

Education

  • PSW or DSW certificate or Equivalent preferred but not required

Primary Responsibilities

  • Personal grooming, bathing, washing and hygiene; toileting and bowel routines, stabilized bowel/bladder care; getting up and going to bed; transfers, lifts, and other assisted mobility needs; meal preparation, serving, cleaning, and assisted eating; cleaning and laundry; a range of motion and general fitness exercises, injectable insulin, and more.
  • Works collaboratively with co-workers, Team Assist, and Program Managers to provide professional and friendly care. Must treat everyone with dignity, respect, and understanding.
  • Able to work independently and prioritize tasks to complete bookings within time frames
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills and be an active listener.
  • Must understand the need for safety in the workplace including the use of proper body mechanics and safe lifting/transferring techniques
  • Must be able to resolve conflict and problem solve in a professional and ethical manner
  • Must have the ability to build and foster strong, positive, and professional relationships with co-workers and consumers.

Cheshire Homes of London is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders. As an agency, we advocate all requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) as part of our organizational mission and core values.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work added shifts with advance notice to meet the changing needs of the organization
  • Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance
  • Regular access to a reliable vehicle as staff are working in multiple locations throughout the day
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Flexibility with availability; working on-call, morning, afternoon, evening, overnight, and weekend shifts
  • Reliable and consistent attendance to shifts, training, and meetings
  • Previous Support Care Experience or the desire to work in a personal support capacity

 

Education

  • PSW or DSW certificate or Equivalent preferred but not required

Package

Salary: 20.51