Description Position at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada – Nova Scotia Branch
Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program: Home Support
Work Schedule: Days with an evening, weekend rotation
Bi-weekly Hours: 80
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
Location: East Hants, NS
Join the VON team and make a difference in the lives of our clients in your community by delivering exceptional care. VON CCA's collaborate with community health teams to provide client-centred health care in homes & community settings.
Come work with us - it's a job that matters!
As a Continuing Care Assistant, you will work in the community to provide services including personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and respite to clients in their own homes.
- Continuing Care Assistant Certification or currently enrolled in a Practical Nursing or Baccalaureate Nursing program and have successfully completed courses covering Body Mechanics: Positioning/Transfers and Personal Care & Special treatments
- Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
- 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 adapt to change and work in various social and economic environments
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
- A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
- A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
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
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further information and contact details.
Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If you apply after the deadline date, your seniority will not entitle you to priority over any applicants who applied before the deadline date. If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its' discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.
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