Personal Support Assistant / personal companion assistant
An amazing opportunity for the right candidate, a caregiver role with a twist.
Due to our last personal companion assistant returning to high school for her final year, we are on the search for the perfect candidate to join our family.
This is a caregiver position with the elements of a personal assistant. The role entails being a caregiver and companion and providing a level of respite for the clients significant other. You will need to be organized, engaging and FLEXIBLE. Ideally this will be a Monday to Friday role with hours between 10am-4pm, but the clients are flexible on working hours (can accommodate studies or other various commitments). Keep in mind, you may be required to pivot your availability on short notice. You MUST be a full-time non-smoker, and MUST like dogs as there are two in the home (golden retriever- Chelsie and shih tzu – Sheba)
In the winter months, the clients head to Naples, Florida to escape the cold Canadian winter. For the ideal candidate, who has proven themselves and created a great bond and friendship with the client, an offer will be extended to accompany them (cost covered by clients) south for the winter months to continue providing support and companionship.
About the patient/client:
Outgoing, happy, and enthusiastic 56-year housewife
Currently using scooter to assist with mobility in the home and on the go
Multiple sclerosis patient, who is independent and full of life but does require in home care in case of emergency and to help with transfers between scooter/toilet/couch etc. and well as feeding and meal prep
Our client lost the ability to drive this past year due to tremors and therefore needs a companion with a driver’s license for daily/weekly outings
You are a healthy female between the ages of 18-30
Able bodied and able to support the client with transfers
You might be high school graduate who would like a year off before starting school back up, or an active student in high school or college looking for a way to make some extra money
You might be in PWS, Nursing or long-term care courses, and looking for experience in the field (Medical training not required with this role)
You are warm, friendly, compassionate, and caring and enjoy the little things in life like going for a walk around the neighbourhood with the dogs, visiting local farmers markets, shopping and spending time checking out the latest deals at the mall
Term: Immediate opening through December
Live in opportunity can be discussed * extremely flexible client
Competitive pay range depending on experience
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Provide assistance in meal planning, preparation and assistance with feeding
Provide support with nail/skin/hair care including but no limited to driving personal mobility van to and from appointments and having girls/spa days in the home.
Transfers from Scooter to toilet, commode, and overall change of positions within the home. Bathing support not required as the clients husband is home mornings and evenings with her.
To provides day to day services and support to individual resident to offer a warm and safe environment, ensuring comfort and well-being of resident are met;
To support with safe transfers of resident
To guide resident to and from recreational activities such as grocery shopping, dog walking, retail shopping, Nail/hair care appointments, and meal outings.
To act as a resident companion and provide comfort and support to residents as need
Perform homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): taking the client to complete grocery shopping, visit farmers market, out to brunches/lunches, meal preparation etc. to maintain a regular and healthy everyday lifestyle.
Light cleaning duties: the client has a full-time house cleaner, however there may be ad hoc cleaning tasks required such as filling and emptying the dishwasher and putting away dishes, switching loads of laundry etc.
Female, non smoker, and dog lover
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English as needed for the job
Possess a valid drivers license and have the use of an insured vehicle or access to adequate transportation to get to and from the job
Must pass criminal record check
Nice to Haves:
High school graduate or equivalent certificate
Working towards completing Personal Support Worker program (or provincial equivalent certificate program) or any other healthcare program nice to have.
Volunteer/Working experience with seniors in the community health services setting nice to have.
Vaccines are a proven, safe and powerful weapon in our battle against COVID-19. Vaccination will be a condition of employment due to the compromised immune system of the client. The vaccine must be a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada. This is one more important step to protect both our resident as we continue to battle this deadly virus.