Health Care Aide

~$44,252 / YEAR FULLTIME

ROLE:

ROLE PURPOSE

This position will provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living, medication assistance, and tasks as may be delegated.

Location: Bedford Manor, 529 Seymour Street Kamloops

37.5 hours per week

Hourly: $19.44 - $23.27

Connective

Connective

Kamloops, Canada

Hiring Bonus ~ $443 CAD

Referral Reward ~ $2,213 CAD

    REPORTING AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

    • Reports and is accountable to the Bedford Manor Program Manager or their designate
    • Function as a multi-disciplinary team member
    • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relations with residents, staff, visitors and volunteers, by displaying tact, courtesy and patience
    • Respect and maintain the spirit, dignity and individuality of residents and their families
    • Liaises with the staff and managers of Connective as necessary

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Provide assistance to residents as required (both scheduled and unscheduled), for assistance with activities of daily living including:
      • Bathing & Hygiene
      • Grooming
      • Mobility
      • Transferring
      • Eating, including cutting food
      • Toileting
      • Support services, including cueing and reminders
    • Following the established resident comprehensive service plan, at all times working with the resident regarding preferred times, and method of service assistance
    • Perform delegated tasks once receiving training by Registered Nurse and demonstrating competence in the performance of the task
    • Provide unscheduled housekeeping assistance as required
    • Provide companionship to isolated residents, and maintain knowledge of all activities being provided, facilitate and encourage resident participation
    • Assist residents with personal laundry as requested
    • Assist residents to access the dining room, and provide take away meals as directed by the Assisted Living Leaders
    • Assist with dining room service as required
    • Report any changes, concerns, and observations
    • Maintain records required regarding resident care, medication management, changes to care and support needs, and resident refusals for established routines
    • Assist with transfers to and from hospital
    • Discuss changes in resident support requirements with Assisted Living Leaders
    • Facilitate the transition for new residents to Bedford Manor, helping them to learn about their new housing environment, the services and resources available
    • Interact with residents in a manner that respects their individual rights and dignity, ensuring privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times
    • Attend staff in-service and continuing education programs, and approved work-related conferences and seminars
    • Perform other related duties as required

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Function independently, while remaining a crucial member of the support team
    • Carry out significant amounts of lifting, bending, stooping and stretching
    • Work within a social model approach
    • Handle confidential/sensitive material with integrity and discretion
    • Adhere to Connective’s policies and procedures
    • Be available to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and requirements

Skills and Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Care Aide/Community Health Worker certificate
    • Registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry
    • Experience working with seniors, preferably in a home or community setting

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Criminal Records Checks
    • Emergency First Aid
    • WHMIS
    • Annual Flu Vaccination
    • Complete immunization history
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • Recent TB skin test results

Everyone deserves to feel safe and included in their chosen community. At Connective, we see a path forward for everyone, with opportunities to learn, grow and develop—on their own terms, and at their own pace. Connective is committed to facilitating transformative social change in communities across BC and the Yukon—and to reframing how society thinks about people facing systemic barriers.

The Connective approach is person-centered, holistic and community-based. Over the past 90 years, we’ve woven a strong social safety net that addresses the needs of everyone who walks through our doors. Our services include reintegration support, housing and homelessness prevention, employment, outreach, Community Living and other community-based services that create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities. In our continuum of support, people can find what they need to move forward—and access assistance with navigating challenging social systems. In us, people find an advocate willing to work tirelessly to help them overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Connective is here for everyone—at every stage, in any circumstance. We’re not afraid to take a chance and go where others won’t. To roll up our sleeves and connect the dots. To work collaboratively with our vast network of partners to ensure no one slips through the cracks.

Connective’s work on the ground is a foundation to affect lasting social change. For all.

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    DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

    At Connective, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities or other marginalized communities.

    Company Benefits

    WHAT WE OFFER?

    • Committed Living Wage Employer
    • Competitive benefits package, including health, wellness, and pension plan
    • Career and personal development, with the ability to grow in a diverse range of programs and departments
    • Access to a range of staff mental health supports, including an in-house counsellor, Employee Family Assistance Program, and Critical Incidents Stress Management
    • Access to On-Demand Pay to withdraw earned wages before payday
    • Connective is part of a portability program where employees moving from a CSSEA-member employer to Connective will port their service hours for vacation and wage purposes (within last 12 months)
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