A support worker, also known as a care worker or a caregiver, is an individual who provides assistance and support to people who require help with their daily activities due to age, disability, illness, or other circumstances. Support workers play a vital role in supporting individuals to live independently and improve their quality of life.
The specific responsibilities of a support worker can vary depending on the setting and the needs of the person they are supporting. Some common tasks include:
- Assisting with personal care: This can involve helping with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and maintaining personal hygiene.
- Supporting daily activities: Support workers may help with tasks such as meal preparation, feeding, medication reminders, and accompanying individuals to appointments or social outings.
- Providing emotional support: Support workers often develop close relationships with the people they assist and provide companionship, active listening, and emotional support.
- Assisting with household tasks: Support workers may help with light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, and other errands.
- Monitoring health and safety: They may observe and report any changes in the individual’s health or well-being, and follow protocols to ensure their safety.
- Promoting independence: Support workers aim to empower individuals to enhance their independence and participate in decision-making regarding their care and daily activities.
Support workers can be employed in various settings, including home care agencies, residential care facilities, hospitals, community centers, and schools. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, doctors, and therapists, to ensure the overall well-being of the individuals they support.
It’s important to note that the exact job title and scope of responsibilities may vary across different countries and healthcare systems.
The Corporation of the County of Wellington
Wellington County consistently ranks as one of the safest communities in Canada and is home to vibrant economies, active and inclusive communities, and beautiful landscapes.
We are committed to building and maintaining a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace that is representative of the community we proudly serve. The County is looking for individuals who are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others and share the County’s values. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences, and competencies, and are looking forward to welcoming new members to our talented team.
The County offers a generous compensation, benefits and pension package. We also offer ongoing career and development opportunities to our employees, with a commitment to health and well-being.
Personal Support Workers, Part Time Casual – #709
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home – Nursing, 474 Charles Allan Way, Fergus
The Personal Support Worker assists residents with activities of daily living, including personal care, using the principles of resident focused care.
This position offers an hourly range of $30.75 – $35.48 on the Non-Union Compensation Grid. The successful candidates must be available to work all shifts (days, evenings, and nights) including weekends and holidays; employees must also be available for on-call shifts as scheduled.
Personal information is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act and will be used only to evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment.
The County of Wellington is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities we proudly serve.
Accommodation for disabilities is available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Alternate formats available upon request.
- Job Type: Part-time
- Salary: $30.75-$35.48 per hour
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
- Do you have a Personal Support Worker Certificate from a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved programme or equivalent? (Certificate must be uploaded to application.)
- I confirm that a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) will be required for this position. I confirm that a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) will be required for this position.