Group Home Worker

Colchester Residential Services Society based in Truro, NS is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Group Home Worker who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Part time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, On Call, Flexible Hours, Early Morning, and Morning.

Employer Name: Colchester Residential Services Society
Position: Group Home Worker
No. of vacancies: 10
Salary: $18.00 hourly for 15 to 48 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Part time
Location: Truro, NS

Type of Community or Social Service: Programs dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Job Description

  • The candidate would be in charge of resolving conflicts.
  • The candidate would be in charge of supervising the activities of clients who live in group homes and halfway houses.
  • The candidate would be in charge of implementing behaviour management programmes.
  • The candidate will be required to accompany clients to appointments and social outings
  • The candidate will be in charge of housekeeping duties.
  • The candidate will be in charge of food preparation.
  • On a daily basis, the candidate will be expected to perform facility cleaning and maintenance tasks.
  • The candidate will be required to spend their time helping their group home residents become independent.
  • The candidate will be required to provide personal care such as toileting, bathing, and perineal care.
  • The candidate will be required to provide companionship
  • The candidate would be responsible for preparing and serving nutritious meals.
  • The candidate would be responsible for working with elderly patients and providing one-on-one care such as assisting with personal care, meal preparation, and light housekeeping duties like  cleaning and tidying the client’s room or house, changing beds etc.
  • The candidate would be responsible for changing non sterile dress.
  • The candidate would be in charge of providing bedside and personal care.
  • The candidate will be required to feed or assist in feeding
  • The candidate would be in charge of medication administration.
  • The candidate will be expected to participate clients in regular exercise, such as walking, to ensure that they maintain their strength and work toward recovery.
  • The candidate will be required to assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene.
  • The candidate would be responsible for assisting with oral hygiene by cleaning dentures, brushing teeth and /or gums after meals and as required and also providing additional mouth care as necessary.
  • The candidate will be required to respects clients wishes, beliefs and spiritual practices
  • The candidate would be responsible for continuously observing patients and their environments i.e. they must report and document unsafe conditions and behavioral, physical, and / or cognitive changes to an appropriate supervisor, i.e., family member, employer, care coordinator, etc.
  • The candidate will be required to support people with regards to decision making and lifestyle choices enabling them to take control of their own lives, increasing independence.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience is not mandatory.
  • The candidate must have First Aid Certificate and Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate
  • The candidate should have good interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature and have the ability to adapt to change.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should be optimistic.
  • The candidate should be confident.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate must have excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills.
  • The candidate must be capable of acting on their own initiative.
  • The candidate should be customer-oriented and friendly.
  • The candidate should be willing to travel.
  • The candidate should be confident.
  • The candidate should be a good listener.
  • The candidate should have experience in providing general care and support.
  • The candidate should have good knowledge in home care services
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.

Work Setting

  • The candidate will be required to work in Group home.

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should pass the child abuse registry check.
  • The candidate should have clean past driving record
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The employer would supply vehicle for the selected candidates.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in employer’s or client’s home.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • This is a fast-paced environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting, standing and walking positions.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.

Benefits

  • The selected candidate would receive financial benefits in accordance with the collective agreement.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

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