Community Support Worker - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Community Support Worker
You know how to engage Seniors in a positive and supportive way.
You love to coordinate and plan activities and initiatives that are active and fun.
Your passion for community and knowledge of Indigenous culture provide a connection for you.
Consider joining Wabano!
Wabano is seeking positive, community-minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community.
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa - one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.
Purpose of Position
As a Community Support Worker you will take an active approach in providing assistance to urban Indigenous Seniors in maintaining self-control over their health. We’ll rely on you for wellness checks and being able to drive the seniors to appointments and program sites. You will also get the opportunity to collaborate with other team members in coordinating and planning activities and initiatives for the seniors.
Some of the responsibilities of this position are:
- Visit seniors and accompany seniors to programs as necessary;
- Assist Seniors with housekeeping duties at their residence (dusting, vacuuming, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, changing beds, organizing personal items);
- Provide assistance with shopping for groceries, house hold and personal items’;
- Prepare light meals as needed or requested by the client;
- Follow the care plan, observe, report any substantial findings or changes to client’s overall physical, emotional, mental or environmental status to the Seniors Case Manager and Team Lead;
- Perform other tasks as required and approved by the Seniors Case Manager and Team Lead;
- Document encounters in the Electronic Medical Record system so as to monitor client’s well being and report any findings to the Seniors Case Manager;
- Provide continual support and encouragement for seniors in their efforts to be independent in their home and encourage positive changes as needed so they may remain in their home.
- Post-secondary completion in Social Services or other related field of study;
- Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous seniors;
- Knowledge of social, economic and health concerns relevant to the urban Indigenous community;
- Proven ability to positively work with a team and independently;
- Strong organizational skills with evidence of oral presentation skills and written communication skills for report writing;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends;
- Ability to build, foster, and maintain positive professional relationships;
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify;
- Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population;
- Valid Ontario Class “G” or equivalent license.
To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
This opportunity will remain open until filled. Tell us your story early!
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.