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Part-Time Personal Support Worker

Homes First

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 28, 2021.

Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.

Hours of Work: Saturday, 7:30am to 3:30pm and Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, with the possibility of rotation into afternoons

Submit Resume to: kayla.piper@homesfirst.on.ca

APPLICANTS MUST QUOTE “PSW-M”

This position assists clients who are housed within Homes First Society maintain optimal health and mental health stability, while adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.

Job Description:

  • assist clients with residency, meals, room cleaning, grooming and hygiene, laundry, recreational and leisure activities and health monitoring
  • arrange, remind and/or escort clients to medical, psychiatric, dental and diagnostic appointments and/or treatments
  • provide support to clients who are facing challenges including poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, and social isolation
  • assist and improve tenants’ self-esteem while helping them access resources for health and well-being
  • use of Case Management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals
  • communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • excellent time management skills
  • able to work independently and in inter-dependent teams

Qualifications:

  • Personal Support Worker Certification or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and several years’ experience working with people with mental health issues.
  • Certificates in First Aid, CPR and Crisis Prevention
  • Ability to work shifts.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the homeless population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness an asset
  • excellent interpersonal skills

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.
The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society.
Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Package

Salary: 25.57