Elk Point, Alberta
Invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the position of:
Personal Care Provider (for elder care) (NOC #4412) (1 vacancy)
Terms of Employment:
Permanent, Full Time (Overtime, Day, Evening, Weekend)
Wage information: $18.68 Hourly or more, for 40.00 Hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: October 01, 2017.
Business address: Elk Point, Alberta Work Location Information: Rural area.
Work Location: Elk Point, Alberta (Small farm located 4 miles from the Hwy 41 and Hwy 29 junction between Elk Point and St. Paul).
Work Setting: Services provided in the home of two elderly persons. This is a position for a person who enjoys a job that involves physical activity, such as standing, walking and lifting. You must be able to perform duties such as meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry. You are expected to have the will to enrich people’s lives through caring and compassion, as well as have them enrich your life.
Transportation/Travel Information: Own vehicle and valid driver’s license required. This is NOT a live-in position – you will have to maintain your own accommodation and show up for work every morning.
Knowledge, experience and skills required:
Education: At least six month geriatric care program (or courses in home support) in addition to (some) high school (first aid certificate required as well). Experience: Minimum of one year of experience providing care to senior citizens. Languages: Speak English, Read English Weight Handling: Up to 10 kg (20 lbs).
Job Duties: Plan and prepare meals, followed by clean-up; Assist with walking and light exercise; Monitor food expiration dates, make future meals; Make beds and change linens, as needed; Light housekeeping to include dusting and vacuuming; Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming; Laundry and ironing; Take out garbage; Run errands (pickup prescriptions, dry cleaning); Engage in physical and mental exercises; Provide medication reminders; Escort on appointments (hair salon, physical therapy, etc.); Escort to religious services or events; Maintain calendar and organize mail; Engage in activities (games, memory books); Companionship.
Additional skills: Record daily care notes; Maintains a safe, clean and healthful environment for the clients; Report any significant client changes to the employer.
Essential Skills: Must be understanding, tactful, patient, gentle, respectful and non-judgmental; strong interpersonal skills; conflict resolution skills; well-developed organizational skills; excellent communication skills; demonstrate good decision making in dealing with safety and other medical issues; critical thinking; effective verbal skills and listening; stress management skills; time management skills; financial management skills; continuous learning.
How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We thank all applicants however only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.