Personal Support Worker

Job No: PSW
Location: Port Perry, ON

  • Use your knowledge and understanding of Personal Support Worker skills in representing our community's members
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage of $30.49/hour
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

About the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto.  Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small-town living while having close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre-confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence. We encourage team members to be professional, flexible, dynamic, team players, who have a self-starting attitude and respect for all employees in the workplace. While working within clear lines of authority, MSIFN requires someone who can bring out the best in those who surround them. We are a busy First Nation, with many capital projects and opportunities ahead.  The community and workplace are led by an elected Council of 3 (a Chief and two Councillors) and a Senior Management Team led by the First Nation Manager and including Managers from Operations, Finance, Human Resources, and Health and Social Services. We value the hard work of our entire workforce and support them with a culture of collaboration and respect. 

For more information about our vibrant community please visit our homepage by clicking here.   

Make a Difference Within Our Community

Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for an experienced Personal Support Worker to join our community and work with our members and management team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. The hours of this role are Monday to Thursday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, and Friday 3.30 pm to 8:00 pm.  The Personal Support Worker is required to be onsite Monday to Friday. 

As our new Personal Support Worker, you will report to the Health and Social Services Manager and will be responsible for providing high-quality PSW care and services to members.    

Your typical responsibilities include: 

The role will be working collaboratively with the Home & Community Care Coordinator (HCCC), the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is expected to deliver high-quality of care and service that will support clients to live comfortably and safely in their home environment. The PSW will provide direct personal care to clients so as to fulfill the physical, emotional, and social needs of eligible Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) members/community members in accordance with policies and procedures established by MSIFN.

 Key activities:

  • Demonstrate a caring attitude towards the client, family members, and other team members.
  • Working with clients and providing one-on-one care such as assisting with personal care, meal preparation, shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, and respite.
  • Ensuring the fulfillment of individual goals and needs as instructed in the client’s plan of care.
  • Providing clear, timely communication to the clients, family, and any stakeholders
  • Following plans of care, observing and reporting substantial findings and/or changes in client’s behavior to the appropriate member of the health team.
  • Helping clients with leisure activities.
  • Promoting client independence.
  • Providing psychological and emotional support.
  • Assessing the environment for safety during each client visit.
  • Documenting and recording daily care reports.
  • Maintaining client records and updating them according to new information or changes in the client’s situation.
  • Maintaining client confidentiality at all times.
  • Accompanying clients to medical appointments or community programming as required
  • Transporting clients who experience mobility barriers to ensure completion of instrumental activities of daily living within the local community, such as medical appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands identified as a need.
  • Reminding clients of medication regimen
  • Assist with range of motion and aid with safe mobility transfers
  • In consultation with the HCCC, work with other health care team members to assist in achieving the plan of care of clients.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Performing other duties as directed by the Health and Social Services Manager.
  • Attend regular case management and staff meetings to provide updates on the status of the program.
More About You

To qualify, you must have the following:

  • Personal Support Worker certificate (successful completion of a Ministry of Education approved PSW Training Program (minimum 640 hours) from a Community College or a school approved by the Nations Association of Career Colleges
  • Current CPR and First Aid with AED Training, ongoing renewal as required 
  • Minimum 1 year of related work experience and 3 years of total work experience

You'll also join us with knowledge of/or experience with the following:       

Specialization required:                  

  • Valid driver’s license and $1M liability insurance
  • CPIC/VSS acceptable to position upon conditional offer
  • Flexible to work varied shifts as required
  • Overall competency in working under pressure
  • Proficient in oral and written communication
  • Initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must possess the following qualities: caring, nurturing, confident, dependable, and motivated
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift as required
  • Must be willing to drive clients to appointments and programming in the community as needed
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, traditions, teachings, and community dynamics
  • Knowledge of legislation governing First Nations

Considered an asset:

  • Palliative Care training

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance!

About the Benefits

In recognition of your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage of $30.49/hr. ($55,491.80/yr. based on a 35-hour workweek) along with the following excellent package:

  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) along with health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Short and long-term disability. 
  • Employer pension matching scheme of 5%, voluntary contributions can be increased by a further 8%.
  • 3 weeks of vacation, which increases to 5 weeks of vacation with your length of service. 
  • An additional 2 weeks off during the month of December to January, 7 days additional discretionary days off, and 3 statutory holidays during the office 2 weeks shutdown over the holidays.
  • 14 statutory holidays throughout the year. 
  • Bereavement leave of up to 5 scheduled business days for immediate family and up to 3 days for extended family in the unfortunate event of a death of a family member.
  • Access to the Wellness Motivational Benefit, receive payment of up to $500 twice in a lifetime for attempts at Healthy Lifestyle changes. 
  • A commitment to a policy of compensation that is internally and externally competitive and equitable. Though no pay progression is automatic, pay progression will be reviewed in line with professional development, previous work experience, seniority, cost of living, and market trends as outlined within the compensation policy.

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

Please note that a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search (CPIC/VSS) acceptable to the position is required upon conditional offer. Expenses for CPIC/VSS are reimbursed after orientation.

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