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[B] Health Care Aide, Union

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AgeCare

11d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Healthcare
  • Edmonton
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need a Health Care Aide program certification, experience in community health services, strong communication and organizational skills, ability to provide personal care duties, and current First Aid certification. A Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
  • You will ensure a safe and clean environment for residents, respond to concerns, advocate for client safety, engage with other agencies, attend in services, and uphold organizational values.

Requirements

  • Graduate of Health Care Aide program (or provincial equivalent certificate program with minimum 500 hours of theory & practicum)
  • Experience working with seniors in the community health services setting
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills
  • Must have demonstrated sound skills and knowledge of providing personal care duties
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification recommended
  • Ability to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, e.g. lifting/transferring clients.
  • Must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check (including a Criminal Background Check) or be willing to obtain one.

Responsibilities

  • To respond to resident/client/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken within decision making authority and or concern communicated to supervisor;
  • To assist in maintaining a safe and cleanly environment, including residents/clients equipment , belongings, and nursing equipment;
  • To observe & report to the Client Service Supervisor any concerns regarding clients safety, including physical environment, implement interventions as directed by his/her supervisor & advocate on client behalf to ensure client safety is maintained;
  • To engage with other agencies involved in resident/client care as directed;
  • To attend in services to develop knowledge and skills;
  • To work in a position of trust with vulnerable adults (residents);
  • To uphold and promote the organizations values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Code of Conduct.

FAQs

What qualifications do I need to have to be a Health Care Aide in this position?

To be a Health Care Aide in this position, you must have graduated from a Health Care Aide program (or provincial equivalent certificate program with a minimum of 500 hours of theory and practicum). You should also have experience working with seniors in a community health services setting, possess strong communication skills, demonstrate organizational and time management skills, and have the ability to perform personal care duties.

What certifications are recommended for this position?

It is recommended that you have current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification for this position.

What kind of tasks will I be responsible for as a Health Care Aide?

As a Health Care Aide in this position, you will be responsible for providing personal care, maintaining a safe and clean environment, observing and reporting concerns related to client safety, engaging with other agencies involved in client care, attending in-services for professional development, and upholding the organization's values and philosophy.

Will I be required to undergo a background check to work in this position?

Yes, you must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check, including a Criminal Background Check, or be willing to obtain one in order to work as a Health Care Aide in this position.

Our mission is to provide the best quality of life experience for our residents with the support of families.

Science & Healthcare
Industry
5001-10,000
Employees
1998
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Since our inception in 1998, AgeCare has been dedicated to creating vibrant communities that celebrate and support aging with dignity, independence and community interaction for seniors. We offer our residents a safe and secure home-like atmosphere where they and their families can be assured peace of mind. Our communities are special places that include warm and welcoming facilities, professional and specialized care, friendly and courteous staff, and truly enjoyable dining experiences. Our goal is always to foster a community atmosphere where individuals are recognized, valued and celebrated for themselves. OUR VISION ~ Why We Exist To be the premier Communities of Care and Wellness.