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March of Dimes Canada Personal Support Worker (PSW) - (PT) - Niagara, ON in Thorold, Ontario

Part Time Position PSW/Support Service Attendant/Health Care Aide - Niagara Region (Welland, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Grimsby, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie) – Outreach Attendant Services

You’ll feel great about a career with March of Dimes Canada

At March of Dimes Canada, our collective work matters . As a leading national charity backed by a history of more than 70 years of impact, we’re dedicated to being Canada’s leading service provider, resource, and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide. You’ll be joining a team made up of more than 2,000 professionals that’s dedicated to solving big challenges and creating real change for people with disabilities in communities across our country. They’re at the center of all we do, and we make a real difference in their lives every day. It matters to us because the need is urgent — and it’s growing .

More than eight million people with disabilities in Canada experience challenges like poverty, discrimination, indignity, and isolation. These are the barriers that you’ll help tear down. Together, with your vital contributions, we’ll keep moving the dial on the challenges people with disabilities face. Our work is deep and wide — and you’ll always find it deeply rewarding — which is why we pull together to make change happen. Our collective efforts are rooted in our Purpose , Vision , and Mission , which inform how we drive all our work forward:

  • Purpose: Champion equity. Empower ability.

  • Vision: An inclusive, barrier-free society for people with disabilities. 

  • Mission: To be Canada’s leading service provider, resource, and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide. 

Whether starting or advancing your career with us, you’ll feel great knowing that you’re:

  • Contributing to our important mission: creating real change for people with disabilities

  • Joining a leading national charity with a history of impact and a future full of possibility

  • Enjoying industry-leading employment incentives and benefits

  • Supported in your professional growth, development, and success

  • Included in our empathetic and supportive work culture

Learn more about why we’re a great employer at marchofdimes.ca/careers .

This Opportunity

We are currently seeking to fill a Part-Time position as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)/Support Service Attendant/Health Care Aide in the Niagara Region. The starting wage is $22.52 per hour, which includes paid travel time and mileage. This position also benefits from a $3.00 per hour temporary wage enhancement from the Ontario government for hours spent directly supporting clients (starting at $19.52). A valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist consumers in their own homes with non-medical activities of daily living in accordance with individual service plans and March of Dimes Canada policies and procedures:

  • Personal care

  • Dressing/Grooming

  • Rising/retiring

  • Incontinence care (upon training)

  • Meal preparation and feeding

  • Range of motion exercises

  • Light housekeeping duties

  • Lifts and transfers (upon training)

  • Perform duties in a professional manner that respects the dignity and privacy of clients, and maintains consumer and staff health and safety.

  • Support Services Attendants will be required to work multiple shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays, across various locations in the Niagara Region.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain

  • Experience working with individuals with physical disabilities, older adults, or as an informal caregiver is considered an asset but is not required

  • Good interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills

  • Physical Demands Self-Analysis required upon hire

  • Ability to work flexible and regularly scheduled hours

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation REQUIRED

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume by June 28, 2024. Please note that we do not require a cover letter for frontline roles.

Questions about working at March of Dimes Canada?

For general inquiries, you can reach us at recruitment@marchofdimes.ca

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Please note that March of Dimes Canada has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by receiving all required doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to the commencement of their employment, or as otherwise recommended by public health authorities. We will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or on the basis of any other protected ground, as required under applicable human rights legislation.

Need accommodations? We're here to help!

MODC is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds and abilities. In accordance with accessibility and human rights legislation across Canada, MODC will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities and other protected needs. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable, accessible, and barrier-free.

Our Reconciliation, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) approach

MODC is dedicated to building and advancing an inclusive and welcoming culture. It’s also why we’re focused on attracting, retaining, and supporting diverse people. Thanks to our progressive practices, team members of all abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to access the opportunities and supports they need to grow, thrive, and succeed. Our READI approach is rooted in our shared belief that championing equity and empowering ability starts by investing in our team members— and in our shared culture — so that we all feel included, safe, and confident at work every single day.

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