Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) (RFT 1.0)

Client Care Truro, Nova Scotia Colchester County, Nova Scotia Regular, Full-Time ReqID: 25870


Description

Position at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada – Nova Scotia Branch

Requisition Details

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE) 
Program: Home Support
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days, with an evening and weekend rotation 
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
On Call: No
Location: Truro, Colchester County

Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding career in healthcare?

Join the VON team and make a difference in the lives of our clients in your community by delivering exceptional care. 

Come work with us - it’s a job that matters!

Job Summary:

The CCA provides personal care and health maintenance to individuals and families in the home setting within the framework of VON philosophy, policies, procedures and standards, in community health care.

Responsibilities:

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.

Qualification:

  • Continuing Care Assistant Certification, or if you have certification (PSW,HSW) from another province and are in the process of being certified in Nova Scotia
  • 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; Repetitive 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.