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Mobile Personal Support Worker - BSS - LOFT Community Services

Sep 16, 2019
Aurora, Ontario

 LOFT Community Services is committed to reflecting and responding to the diversity of the service users and communities we serve. Applications are encouraged which reflect diversity in culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and experience that reflects the clients that we serve.

 

MOBILE PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER - BSS

1 Full Time Maternity Leave Contract Position (12-16 months)

 

LOCATION:  Behavioural Support Services (BSS) - Mobile Support Teams

(Office located in Aurora, ON)                                

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Mobile Personal Support Worker will provide direct observation, care, education and support to clients demonstrating responsive behaviours and their caregivers and will assist in the assessment and development of a Behavioural Support Plan.  Working within a team of other professionals, the Mobile Personal Support Worker will enhance the quality of life for clients with responsive behaviours related to mental health, addictions, dementia or other forms of neurological conditions.  In addition, the Mobile Personal Support Worker will assist and provide on-going training for clients, families and other health care providers.  Note: Staff will be required to work in clients’ own homes and may therefore be exposed to second hand smoke.  Some weekend and/or evening shifts may be required.  

Frequent travel will be required using own vehicle within the northern and central area of the Central LHIN

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Completion of a post secondary education in Human Services (i.e. Personal Support Worker Certificate, Registered Practical Nurse Certificate);
  • Experience with vulnerable, older adults and seniors with serious mental illness, cognitive and addiction challenges who exhibit responsive behaviours;
  • Knowledge of GPA, P.I.E.C.E.S., U-First or willingness to receive such training;
  • Sound understanding or and commitment to the principles of the Behavioural Supports Ontario Project;
  • Knowledge and proven experience working with clients in a PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) approach;
  • Ability to organize and work with individuals and groups in the areas of assessment, problem solving and crisis management;
  • Ability to interact with clients in a positive and supportive manner;
  • Physically able to perform demanding body mechanics (i.e. lifting, transferring, etc.)
  • First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Good oral and written skills; excellent computer skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with minimal supervision with proven reliability and trustworthiness;
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to own vehicle is required; must meet the requirements of LOFT Community Services – Personal Vehicle Usage Policy.
  • Ability to communicate in a different language, an asset

 

TO APPLY: Send your Resume and Cover letter to Email: hr@loftcs.org

CLOSING DATE: September 16, 2019

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