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Respite Worker

Respite Worker - Wait At Home (WAH) Program

Primary Functions:

Wesway is seeking Respite Workers to provide support to participants at our Wait-At-Home (WAH) service. The Respite Worker is responsible to:

 

  1. Carry out all duties usually performed by the primary caregiver in relation to the day-to-day care needs of the participants. Participants are adults and seniors who have a wide range of physical, developmental and/or cognitive challenges.  (e.g. complex medical needs, Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia, etc.). These individuals have a variety of unique support needs including but are not limited to: tube feeding, personal care, catheterization, lift and transfer support, medication, diabetic care, etc.
  2. Plan and carry out home based recreational and leisure activities which are geared to the unique strengths, needs, and preferences of all participants
  3. Perform all duties required to support the day-to-day operation of the Respite Home Service (e.g. meal planning and preparation, laundry, house cleaning, shopping, management of petty cash, documentation, etc.)
  4. Staff to Participant ratio of 1 to 4

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience supporting adults and seniors with a wide variety physical, developmental and/or cognitive challenges.  (e.g. complex medical needs, Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia, etc.).
  • Previous experience supporting multiple participants within a team environment is an asset
  • Previous experience supporting individuals with challenging behaviours
  • Proven skills in developing and planning recreational activities specific to the needs of individuals
  • Comfortable supporting individuals with personal care
  • Able to do lifts and transfers
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Able to problem solve and work in a complex, fast paced environment

Hours of Work:

 

Shifts are 7 days per week on a rotational basis. Must be available for a full range of 8-hour shifts (days, evenings, and midnights). All shifts are “awake” shifts. Rotation is subject to change based on the Wait-at Home (WAH) requirements and the needs of the employer.

 

Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume and cover letter quoting competition number WAH #2020-01 by Monday, November 23, 2020 to: recruitment@wesway.com

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act,  Wesway provides accommodations throughout the recruitment process upon request.

We thank you for your interest in Wesway. However, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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