The Care Support Assistant

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  • Sienna Senior Living
  • Bradford
  • Apr 16, 2018
General / Student HEALTH

Job Description

Each and every day 11,000 Sienna Senior Living team members wake up with a common sense of purpose: to enrich the lives of residents, a desire that in turn enriches their own lives. Our team members know they’ve made a difference at the end of each day; they know their actions have helped others feel better than they thought possible.


JOB SUMMARY:
The Care Support Assistant is responsible to follow the directions noted in the plan of care to assist in the nursing and personal care of individual. The Care Support Assistant will assist in the provision of activities of daily living, dining services, comfort and companionship, housekeeping services as assigned.
As a valued member of the team, the Care Support Assistant demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care and support in accordance with the organization’s vision and mission.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  You will provide day to day care and support to each individual resident to offer a warm, safe environment for each resident, ensuring their comfort and welfare needs are met;  Support residents to prepare and transport to home events that promote a positive resident experience;
 Acts as a resident companion as directed; provides comfort and support and companionship to residents;
 Practices safe food handling techniques throughout all aspects of food service;
 Assists with table/tray preparation, serving of beverages and accompaniments, and serving of food; Maintains a safe and clean environment for residents utilizing rotational cleaning practices & infection control principles i.e. disinfects surfaces, dusting, and sweeping;
 Completes laundry and housekeeping duties as directed, including, but not limited to, restocking shelves and making beds and transporting personal laundry to and from the laundry to the residents room and organizing closets and cleaning bedside tables;
 Maintains and uses all equipment in a safe manner and reports any problems to the supervisor;
 Participates in admission orientation and the transfer process of residents as directed;
 Communicates with supervisor about problems related to resident care and/or safety;
 Transports residents to and from their rooms, recreational activities, health office and dining room as required;
 Notifies the supervisor of any team members/resident incidents and completes documentation as required;
 Greet all visitors in a positive and supportive manner requesting if they need assistance of any kind;
 Deals tactfully and courteously with residents, residents' families and reports any concerns / complaints to the supervisor;
 Advises supervisor immediately of all team members incidents that may result in an Occupational Accident Claim, any concerns with the physical plant, incidents or injuries and completes required reports;
 Follows all health and safety policies and procedures. Works safely to reduce the risk of injury to self, co-workers, and residents;
 Will act as the second care provider in lifts and transfers, including the use of mechanical devices;
 Perform other duties as required.


KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
 Enrolled in a post-secondary school, programs include PT, PTA, SW, SSW, OT, OTA, RT, RTA
 Experience working with seniors is preferred
 Ability to work independently and/ or as a member of a team
 Ability to model the warmth of human connection in communicating with residents, families, and visitors.
 Sensitive and empathetic to the needs of the residents.
 Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills.


Act upon your desire to help others, an aspiration that exists within all of us. Help us to continue to enhance the lives of those we serve.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly to:
Punnapa Hartley
Director of Care
2656 6th Line Bradford, ON L3Z 2A1
Email: punnapa.hartley@siennaliving.ca

For Ontario locations, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, upon request, support will be provided for accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process.
Who We Are Our more than 11,000 dedicated team members are passionate about caring for older people and are united by a belief in the warmth of human connection. We are one of Canada’s largest owners and operators of seniors’ living, with 54 high-quality seniors’ residences in Ontario and British Columbia comprising independent living, assisted living, long-term care and specialized programs and services for seniors. Our aim is to consistently create a positive resident experience, along with a high-performing team and workplace culture that are driven by shared values and a commitment to innovation and excellence. As leaders in the sector, we leverage technology and best practices to constantly set new benchmarks for quality. At the same time, we never lose sight of our vision—to awaken our communities to the positive possibilities of life’s next chapters.
Sienna Senior Living is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:SIA).

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