(ZD618) Personal Support Worker

(ZD618) Personal Support Worker

17 Nov
City of St. Thomas
St. Thomas

17 Nov

City of St. Thomas

St. Thomas

Welcome to Valleyview Home. We are a 136-bed long term care facility located in St. Thomas, Ontario committed to enhancing our residents' physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological well-being in a home like atmosphere that promotes friendship, vitality and enjoyment.

Our continuous pursuit of this philosophy is reflected in our four core values: Respect, Independence, Community, and Teamwork Valleyview is owned and operated by the City of St. Thomas and has been welcoming residents since 1969.

Personal Support Worker – Valleyview Home



As a valued member of the nursing team, the Personal Support Worker, under the general direction of the Director of Care,

and the technical direction of the Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Supervisor, demonstrates a commitment to the provision of safe, efficient care to the personal needs of residents by assisting them to meet their emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and physical needs, in accordance with established policy and procedure, respective of the Resident Bill of Rights and Long Term Care Homes Act.


Provides personal care to residents in accordance with home policies, and established standard, Long Term Care Homes Act (LTCHA) and recognized nursing principles learned in the personal support worker program.

Encourages and assists with transporting residents as needed to support participation in activities to promote the optimum physical, social and emotional well being of each resident.

Observes and reports any changes in resident’s physical and emotional condition.

Provides individual attention to the needs of residents as directed by registered staff.

Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of resident safety principles and practices into all day-to-day activities. Follows safe work practices and procedures and immediately communicates any activity or action which may constitute a risk to resident safety.

Takes responsibility for own ethical behaviour.

Performs with and communicates satisfactorily with staff and visitors with customer service being a focus at all times.

Assists in orientation of new staff members and mentors PSW students.

Takes advantage of learning opportunities both inside and outside the organization, and attends meetings as required.

Accountable for the completion of all assigned documentation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Maintains confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Personal Health Information & Protection Act.

Has good knowledge of and complies with Fire and Evacuation Procedures within the Home, and all procedures designed to ensure the security and protection of the residents of the Home.

This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under The Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:

- Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.

- Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn.

- Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker.

- Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.

This position shall not:

- Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately.

- Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker.

- Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.


Minimum Secondary School Graduation Diploma plus a Personal Support Worker Certificate or equivalent as per Ontario Regulation 79/10 of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. Previous work experience with seniors or in a long term care facility.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful completion of a police record check with vulnerable sector clearance. Satisfactory TB documentation.

In accordance with the MLTC Minister's Directive re: LTCH COVID-19 Immunization Policy dated October 1, 2021, all staff, support workers, student placements, and volunteers must meet the applicable requirements set out in section 2 by November 15, 2021 OR from the first day the individual begins attending the home for the purposes of working, undertaking a student placement, or volunteering, if they begin attending the home to work, undertake a student placement or volunteer after the effective date of this directive (i.e. October 1, 2021). All staff, support workers, student placements, and volunteers must provide proof of the applicable full vaccination as outlined in Section 2. This does not apply with respect to an individual who provides written proof of a valid medical contraindication to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (as described) and it must be provided by either a physician or registered nurse in the extended class (as described).

Remuneration: $27.30 - $28.13 per hour (2021 Rate).

Applications for this position will be considered active for six months from the date the application was received.

Go to www.stthomas.ca – Employment, Employment Opportunities.

Go to Posting Title.

Please IMPORT and UPLOAD your COVER LETTER AND RESUME individually (i.e. pdf, word).


Note: You will be required to answer Qualification questions during the application process.

When your application has been successfully received through Dayforce, you will receive an email from [email protected] stating “Congratulations, your application has been successfully submitted.”

All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment.

Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.

The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance. Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at (phone hidden) ext. 4146.

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