Title of Job: Home Support Worker
Position Status: 30+ hrs
Shifts Include: Days, evenings, overnights, and weekends.
Office Location: 38A Withrod Dr., Halifax, NS, B3N 1B1
Start Date: November 2021
Sunshine Homes provides high quality, 24/7 community based residential care and a team of specialized staff for individuals requiring care, support and supervision in their lives.
Our mission is to ensure quality of life through service excellence. Our vision is one where our stakeholders will recognize that:
a) The individuals served are fully supported in being participating members of their community.
b) Sunshine Homes is a leading service provider.
c) We are the employer of choice for people working in this field.
d) We have positively impacted on the lives of those we serve.
About Our Opportunity:
In our community based residential facility, the Home Support Worker is responsible to and works under the direction of the Senior Support Worker in providing care to the residents, which includes meeting their physical, social, and psychological needs. The Home Support Worker will provide the daily delivery of client supports and domestic housekeeping to individuals living in our homes.
Supports will be provided to all aspects of an individual’s life which include but is not limited to:
Personal care such as bathing, dressing and undressing; medication administration; feed or assist with feeding; help plan menus and therapeutic diets; prepare and serve nutritious meals; attend medical appointments; complete all required paperwork; provide companionship; plan and participate in leisure activities; routine health-related duties such as taking blood pressure, changing non-sterile dressing and collecting specimens; household cleaning and disinfecting; coordinating and facilitating quality in home and in community activities that align with client interests and developmental ambitions.
As the ideal candidate, you are highly energetic, innovative, open-minded and enthusiastic. You are committed to inclusive community living and are highly motivated with strong organizational and communication skills. You are excited to contribute to a quality team and find creative solutions to ever-changing challenges.
Grade K- 12; Certificate of Home Support Worker, Residential Care Worker, Continuing Care Assistant or at least 1 year of acceptable work experience in a related field of work; 8 core competency courses as mandated by the Department of Community Services (can be provided by employer). Previous work or volunteer experience supporting individuals with mental health illnesses and intellectual disabilities. Proven ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment that can at times be volatile.
The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication and possess sound judgment and high-level diplomacy skills. The successful candidate shall demonstrate an ability to write reports and maintain accurate records/files; prepare healthy meals; maintain a highly sanitized facility and engage in standard yard maintenance activities. He/she must be a team player/leader demonstrating a high degree of initiative, and a positive can-do attitude. Commitment to social inclusion and inclusive community living.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: work under pressure, repetitive tasks, physically demanding, attention to detail.
Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record and vulnerable sector check, no longer than 3 months old, to Sunshine before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.
Salary: Starting at $18.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.
Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter by email to SunshineHomesHfx@outlook.com . Please clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, skills, and experience requirements. In advance, we thank all applicants for their expressed interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Sunshine Care Homes Inc. is committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities and welcomes applicants from diverse groups including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and/or LGBTQ+.
We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity and strive to create a supportive and understanding workplace culture. We are committed to seeking out and retaining the finest talent and recognize in order to accomplish this we must focus on attracting, motivating, and developing employees from diverse groups"