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Home Care Attendant

Requisition ID: 336850 

Position Number: 864-715353025-HCA-10

Competition #: SS-23-583

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Starbuck

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Home Care Services - Starbuck

Department / Unit: Home Care Services 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: TBD - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 0.53

Anticipated Shift: Days/Evenings/Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: Up to 8.0 hour shifts

Wage RateAs per CUPE Community Collective Agreement

 

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Home Care Resource Coordinator, the Home Care Attendant (HCA) functions as a member of the Home Care team and is responsible for the provision of personal care and home support services to an individual or group of home care clients as assigned. As identified by an established plan of care, the HCA provides paraprofessional services to assist frail, physically disabled, and/or mentally challenged clients of all ages to remain in their own homes as long as safely possible.

 

The incumbent will exercise 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 12 education required 
  • Home Care Attendant Certificate or Health Care Aide Certificate with community component from a recognized post-secondary institute 
  • Knowledge of Safe Food Handling 
  • Previous experience working with the elderly or disabled in a community setting is preferred 
  • Previous experience working in a home care program is an asset 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills 
  • 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 respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job 
  • 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. 
  • Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00.

 

The employee occupying this indefinite term position shall receive notice equivalent to the amount of notice the employee returning from leave provides the employer.

 

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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