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Health Care Aide

Requisition ID: 334474

Competition #: SS-23-380

Position Control #: 211-715921070-N253-63

Posting End Date: Open until Filled

City: Portage la Prairie

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Department / Unit: Long Term Care 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: [[cust_AntStartDate]] 

FTE: 0.54 

Anticipated Shift: [[Cust_AnticipatedShift]] 

Daily Hours Worked: 6.0

Wage Rate: As Per CUPE Collective Agreement


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Summary:
Under the leadership and direction of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse as team leaders, the Health Care Aide assists residents and patients in meeting their personal activity of daily living needs as identified within an established care plan. Within the core values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence, care is provided according to SH-SS policies and procedures in meeting established standards of practice, including but not limited to professional standards of practice, Accreditation Canada Standards, Personal Care Home Standards, and legislative requirements.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate Medium 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.


• Minimum Grade 12
• Health Care Aide Certificate from recognized program
• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered
• 1 – 2 years’ experience working in a health care setting preferred
• 1 – 2 years’ experience preferably caring for elderly or disabled clients preferred
• Demonstrated competencies with Southern Health-Santé Sud core values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence
• Able to organize and prioritize assigned workload
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to perform as a team member and seek assistance as needed
• Able to read, write, speak and understand English
• Able to interact well with others
• Ability and willingness to work in stressful environments that may include aggressive and/or agitated individuals
• Ability to provide care within a culturally appropriate manner
• 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.

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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


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

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