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Home Helper

Date Posted:

April 23rd, 2021

Salary:

Location:

St.Thomas , Strathroy

Job Id:

MDS43 (AD)

Employment Type:

Permanent Job Postings,Temporary Job Postings

Category Type:

On Call,Part Time,Seasonal

Application Deadline:

2021-05-31

Education Requirements:

How to Apply:

Apply today at https://jobs.jobvite.com/von/job/oj0Kefw1

DESCRIPTION

Job Summary:

The Home Helper provides homemaking services to individuals and families in the home or at the time of discharge from hospital according to the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards and quality & risk management. The Home Helper collaborates with members of the health care team in meeting the needs of individuals to attain an optimal level of independence and wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs light housekeeping for clients in their home including (but not limited to) dusting, cleaning kitchen/bathroom, vacuuming, mopping floors, laundry, and errand service.
  • Prepares meals and completes the environmental risk assessments.
  • Provides companionship and conversation to the clients.
  • Provides stabilization and assistance with walking.
  • Provides medication reminders and appointment reminders.
  • Observes and evaluates the individual's/family's home, personal situation and client/family care plan.
  • Contributes to the development (with the help of the Coordinator) of the care plan. 
  • Communicates verbally with appropriate members of the health team regarding the management of the client's/family's homemaking, physical, and emotional needs.
  • Adheres to the VON standards for conduct and behavior and upholds VON's Core Values

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years’ experience working with children, seniors and person with disability.
  • Household management or professional customer service experience preferred.
  • Experience working for a professional cleaning services organization preferred.
  • Experience working with people from different social and economic environments preferred.

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