Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Kensington Health Centre
  • Healthcare: Personal Support Worker / Caregiver
  • Healthcare: Nursing
Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-10-312019-12-29

The Kensington Health Centre’s innovative 350-bed long term care facility Kensington Gardens focuses on providing resident-centered care. Kensington Gardens offers residents the freedom and independence they need to thrive and build an extraordinary quality of life. We continue to place quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and living with dignity at the forefront of our vision.

The Kensington Gardens is seeking experienced and energetic Personal Support Workers who have experience in Long Term Care and enjoy working in a team environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assume responsibility for provision of Quality Resident Care on the resident home area (RHA) as per The Kensington Garden’s policies and accountability framework.
  • Support residents/families by communicating with them and involving them in the provision of their own care when possible.
  • Participate in all aspects of personal resident care to ensure the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each resident/family are met under the direction of the Registered Staff and/or Director of Resident Care.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication by establishing a working relationship with resident/families and co-workers for the purpose of meeting the resident’s needs; ensuring respect, dignity, individuality of each resident and staff member.
  • Deliver effective and efficient resident-focused care that promotes resident/family choices and acknowledges the residents strength, limitations as well as their need for safety.
  • Participate with other team members in formulating, delivering and reporting the daily resident care needs and preferences as per the individual’s plan of care.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement of the RHA and associated care services.
  • Participate in mandatory education/training in-services for skill development and updates on new and/or relevant information on best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Current Personal Support Worker Certificate from a recognized institute.
  • Completion of six-hundred and forty (640) hours in PSW curriculum.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a Long Term Care setting an asset.
  • Completed Police Criminal Reference Check is an asset.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team approach, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary stressful environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills and computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) standards.
  • Ability to demonstrate an anti-oppression approach to practice.

Location: Toronto

The Kensington Health Centre thanks all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Kensington Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.  Kensington Health is committed to providing reasonable accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

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