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Resident Assistant

Requisition ID: 329909 

Competition #: SS-23-017

Position Control #: 213-715921070R253-38

Posting End Date: Open until filled 

City: Carman

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Boyne Lodge

Department / Unit: Long Term Care 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible  

FTE: 0.6

Anticipated Shift: Days/Evenings/Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 hour shifts

Salary: As per CUPE Collective Agreement

 

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

 

Position Summary:
 

The Resident Assistant provides care to the residents living in a small home environment. The primary role of this position is to protect, sustain optimal health, and nurture residents by providing assistance with activities of daily living, and meeting other resident needs as required. The core goal of the work is to provide residents with assistance, promoting quality of life and dignity. The responsibilities also include providing stimulating activities and care for the residents’ environment, including nutrition, laundry, and housekeeping. The Resident Assistant works under the leadership of the Nurse within the small home environment.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.

 

Qualifications:
 

  • Grade Xll education required 
  • Health Care Aide Certificate from recognized program 
  • Foundation to Therapeutic Recreation or willing to obtain 
  • Food Handler Training Certificate or willing to obtain 
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills including Outlook/Email, and ability to adapt easily to online training programs 
  • Minimum of one-year recent relevant experience preferred 
  • Experience working with an older adult population
  • Demonstrated compassionate, empathetic, and nurturing personality 
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to care for the older adult population 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to the residents, their families, and staff in a friendly and professional manner 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with others 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve within the responsibilities of the position 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under specified time constraints and in accordance with routines, while observing policies and procedures 
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adjusting to a changing environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility to facilitate changes in techniques and procedures 
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required 
  • Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job 
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums 
  • Good work and attendance record

 

Conditions of Employment:
 

  • Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate. 
  • All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.

 

 

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

 

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

 

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

 

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

 

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.


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