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Homemaker/Care Aid

 

Job Title

Homemaker/Care Aid

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Home Care Lead Nurse

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Homemaker/ Care Aid role ensures personal cleanliness, household needs, and services are available to clients who have been identified and assessed by the Home and Community Care Program as having these needs, while the Care Aid portion of this role provides medical support as detailed in client assessment plans.  The overall objective is to provide the community of Saulteau First Nations (SFN) with effective home services that contribute to and enhance the health and well-being of the SFN’s elders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Home Care/Care Aid Duties – as scheduled by the lead Home Care Nurse:

  • Conducts home visits, providing chronic and acute care and wellness services to community members, applying a structured client assessment process that includes on-going reassessment to determine client needs, family supports, and service allocation.
  • Daily vitals checked and recorded with Lead Home Care Nurse’s guidance and training
  • Ensures proper usage of prescribed medications
  • Assisting the Lead Home Care Nurse with wound care and treatment, if trained to do so
  • Advises lead Home Care Nurse of any concerns
  • Assist patients with mobility issues
  • Assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, meal prep, empty/ clean commode) care aids are not able to administer meds. We can only check the blister package
  • Be prepared to administer First Aid in an emergency

Household cleaning:

 

  • Vacuums, sweeps, and mops floors.
  • Dusts of household surfaces.
  • Completes general cleaning of kitchen surfaces and appliances.
  • Washes dishes.
  • Cleans and sanitizes bathrooms, including toilets.
  • Tidies and organizes rooms.
  • Prepares meals as required by client.
  • Washes walls (not higher than your reach).
  • Removes garbage and recycling.
  • Performs laundry services including changing and washing bedding, washing towels and clients clothing.

 

Administrative duties:

 

  • Maintains a log of client’s home visit and duties that are performed (Homemaker Care Plan Task List).
  • Informs supervisor of any client emergencies or other client concerns.
  • Informs supervisor of any observations that may affect a client’s safety.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Licensed Care Aid or holds a valid Home Support Certificate
  • First Aid, CPR-C.
  • Experience working in a First Nations and rural community is an asset.
  • 1 Year experience as a Homemaker or related cleaning experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of SFN community, language, and culture.
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, organize, and deliver Homemaker Services.
  • Physically fit enough to perform the duties listed above.
  • Respects client’s personal property rights and maintains clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Ensures that all clients are treated fairly with kindness, dignity, and respect.
  • Able to follow a schedule but allows for changes based on clients’ changing needs.
  • Able to follow established safety practices in the performance of duties to ensure personal safety.
  • Able to demonstrate patience, tact, and a willingness to interact with clients, difficult clients, other family members, and the public.
  • Honest, trustworthy, respectful, and compassionate.
  • Ability to build trust, serve as a positive role model and maintain confidentiality.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with access to own vehicle.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check.

Work Conditions

  • Travel within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50lbs may be required.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 11 July 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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