Banner

3314 - Health Canada Home Care Nursing - Home Care Attendant

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #105
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca 

Position Summary:

The Home Care Attendant assists clients with the activities of daily living to promote maximum independence; provides personal care and performs housekeeping and home management activities.

 

Duties:

  •  Provides personal care to clients including bathing, toileting, dressing, oral hygiene, and hair care
  • Performs simple treatments, including non-sterile dressing changes
  • Supervises, monitors and reminds client of daily activities, including assisting with medication as ordered; records medication and treatment in communication book
  • Observes the behaviour, appearance and condition of the client/family, and reports changes to the Home Care Nurse/Supervisor, in order to maintain safe and supportive care of the client in his/her own home
  • Assists with the preparation of healthy meals; encourages and assists the client to eat where required
  • Performs lifts and transfers
  • Assists the client to maintain a healthy environment in the home, i.e. cleanliness and safety, where required
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of information gained during the course of duties
  • Provides written reports as required
  • Attends training and development, and staff meetings as required
  • Performs other related duties as required

 

Job Knowledge & Abilities:

 

  • Skill and knowledge usually attained by successful completion of Secondary School, and a certificate as Home Care Support Worker from a recognized educational facility or an equivalent combination of skill, knowledge and experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize work effectively using time management skills
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Understanding of geriatric issues and behaviour
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to operate related equipment

 

 Licenses:

  •   Home Care Support Worker Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate, covering infants and adults
  • Valid CPR Level 1 Certificate, covering infants and adults

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Work is mostly performed in the client’s home
  • Hours range from 25-35 hours a week
  • Compensation includes a Defined Contribution Pension Plan, a generous benefits package, free parking and access to a gym
  • Pay scale is from $22-$24/hourly depending upon experience

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Friday, July 15, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada