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Home Care Lead Nurse/ Health Centre Manager

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 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.  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 – as scheduled by the Home Care Nurse:

Household cleaning:

 Vacuums, sweeps, and mops floors.

  • Dust 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 the client.
  • Washes walls (not higher than your reach).
  • Removes garbage and recycling.
  • Performs laundry services including changing and washing bedding, washing towels, and client's clothing.

 Administrative duties:

  • Maintains a log of client’s home visits 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.

Other:

  • On occasion, provides coverage to front desk receptionist role.

Periodic duties:

  • Brings in wood (seasonal).
  • Shovels snow (seasonal).
  • Washes out cupboards (inside and out).
  • Washes out the vanity in the bathroom (inside and out).
  • Pulls out and cleans behind fridge and stove.
  • Cleans behind all living room furniture.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum High school diploma
  • 1 Year of experience as a Homemaker or related 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 clients’ 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 general 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: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 22 August 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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