Continuing Care Assistant (CAS)

  • Company:
    VON
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    12 hours ago
  • Category:

Description

Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Casual
Program Name: Home Support 
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Includes WeekendsUnion/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
On Call: No
Location: Truro, Colchester County, East Hants NS

Continuing Care Assistant – Home Support Service Provider

Are you passionate about helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible? As part of the VON team, you can make a positive impact on the lives of people in your community.

Come work with us – Make a difference!

Responsibilities: 

As a Home Support Service Provider, you will work in the community to provide services including personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and respite to clients in their own homes.

Qualifications:

  • Continuing Care Assistant Certification (CCA), Home Support Worker (HSW), Personal Support Worker (PSW), Home Health Provider (HHP) or Home Health Aid (HHA) certification from NS
  • PSW, HSW, etc. certification from another province, other relevant certification (IE residential support worker, paramedic) or relevant experience, who are enrolled in or are eligible to complete the Nova Scotia CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (PLAR) Program
  • Nurses; retired, non active licence, who are in good standing with their college or Internationally educated nurses (PLAR may be required)
  • Students in health care programs such as nursing, CCA, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy etc will also be considered
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    Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required
  • Current CPR/First Aid required
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements