Attendant Services Worker - Outreach

Posted Date:

24-Apr-2014 (PST)

Closing Date:

08-May-2014 (PST)

Department:

Outreach

Location:

Guelph, ON, CAN

Pay Rate:

$14.36 - $17.68

Pay Type:

Hourly

Benefits:

provided for full time employees

Employment Type:

Casual

You can make a difference in the lives of adults with physical disabilities who have chosen to maintain their independence by living in their own homes with pride and dignity. Assistance from a professional and friendly Worker is a key component to providing this quality service. It isn't an easy job, so only exceptional, caring people need apply.

 Guelph Independent Living has received funding to expand our Outreach Program. There will be permant part time (and possibly full time) hours/rotations created, and we will require staff to fill these hours. We are currently looking for casual staff, with the intent of offering permant hours as the program expands in the new year.

 Availability would be for day and evening hours between 6am and 12pm. A personal vehicle is a requirement. 

Responsibilities:

Activities of daily living that assist adults with physical disabilities, who self-direct their care, to live independently, including:
• Transferring/positioning/turning
• Dressing/undressing
• Washing/bathing
• Toileting including bowel, bladder and catheter care
• Light housekeeping/laundry assistance
• Meal preparation/assistance with eating
• Follow through on programs developed by an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and/or speech therapist

Qualifications:
• PSW certification or experience in the field preferred
• Use of a vehicle, valid driver's license, proof of valid insurance
• Ability to work shifts including days and/or evenings
• Commitment to work alternate weekends
• Successful criminal reference check
• Employment medical

Environment Conditions:
Exposure to:
• Household cleaners, pets, smoke, temperature fluctuations, client action
• Driving in inclement weather

Compensation:
Probationary - $14.36

Wage grid - $15.26-$17.68

Provided:
• Standard First/Aid CPR training
• Health and Safety Orientation
• Back Care, transfers and lifts training
• AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities) Customer Service training
• Documentation training
• Other ongoing training opportunities
• Flexible scheduling
• Benefits for full time positions

*Please note that students are welcome to apply, however, we do not hire specifically for full time summer employment.

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