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Position Summary

Job Posting

Home Care Attendant

Part-time Regular (25 hours/week)

 

The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory once occupied much of what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass 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 Grass. Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca.

 

Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam) is seeking three Home Care Attendants. Under the direction of the Home Care Nurse Supervisor, 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.

Key Responsibilities

·         Provides personal care to clients including bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, and hair care

·         Assists with lifts and transfers

  • Assists with medication as ordered; records medication and treatment in communication book
  • Performs simple treatments and non-sterile dressing changes
  • Observes the behavior, appearance and condition of the client and reports changes to the Home Care Nurse in order to maintain a safe and supportive environment
  • Provides written reports as required
  • Schedules and co-ordinates client bathing
  • Attends training and development and staff meetings as required
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Required completion of Home Care Attendant Certification, First Aid and CPR Level 1 Certificates, covering infants and adults
  • 1-2 years’ experience in personal care is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Knowledge of geriatric issues and behavior
  • Ability to operate related equipment

 

Working Conditions

  • Valid BC Driver’s License is required (driving may be required)
  • Successful Criminal Record Check

 

 

Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

and reference “Part-time Home Care Attendant” in the subject line.

 

Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

 

* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.