Posted

1 day ago

Location

Kitchener- Waterloo, Ontario

Description

Calling all Nursing and PSW (Personal Support Worker) Students!

QCareKWC is looking for compassionate, caring and reliable nursing students to join our family as Caregivers and Personal Support Workers (PSW's). As a nursing student employed with QCareKWC, you have the opportunity to seamlessly transition from a PSW position to a nursing position and continue to be employed with us a a nurse (RPN or RN).

Proof of enrollment to your nursing program and/or proof of completion of your first term/year of your program makes you equivalent to a certified Personal Support Worker.


As a QCareKWC employee, you will make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families through compassionate, client focused care.  As an employer, we recognize your value as a caregiver by offering:   

  • Competitive wages 
  • Flexible hours
  • Referral bonuses
  • Continuing education and training programs

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Role:

  • Flexibility in attending home care shifts
  • Assistance with personal care, hygiene, and grooming
  • Basic meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, laundry, dishes etc.)
  • Accompany clients on outings; appointments, shopping, and errands as needed
  • Medication reminders
  • Assisting clients with mobility, ambulation, and transfers
  • Companionship
  • Embodies the QCareKWC Core Values:
    • Beyond The Usual    
    • Find The Joy
    • Client Focused
    • Be the Difference 
    • Transparent, Honest and Respectful
    • Better Together
    • Delivering Quality With Every Action
    • Listen Learn and Grow

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Requirements:

  • Personal Support Worker certificate or equivalent (I.e. Health Care Aide, DSW, Foreign Trained Nurses, caregiver with life experience)
  • Valid work or study permit (if applicable)
  • Current CPR/First aid certification
  • Recent vulnerable sector screening
  • Up-to-date immunization record (TB Test, MMR, TDAP, Varicella, Hep B)
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) is considered an asset
  • Non-Violence Crisis Intervention (NVCI) is considered an asset
  • Reliable transportation (access to a vehicle) required
  • Applicants must have the ability to travel within a defined territory, caregivers must be able to visit multiple clients in one day
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to follow client care plan
  • Strong problem solving skills
While we thank all applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Job Type: Casual, Part-Time, Flexible

Tags: PSW, Personal Support Worker, Health Care Aide, Home Care, Homecare, Caregiver, Hospital