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Full-time Supported Living Assistant - Ongoing - Various Positions Available

at Region of Waterloo in Kitchener

Length:   Various opportunities available 
Department/Division:  Community Services/Seniors’ Services 
Hours of Work:  Various, including evenings, weekends and Statutory Holidays
Grade:  3
Wage:  $22.23 – $23.57 per hour
Location:  Sunnyside Supportive Housing, 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener

In accordance with the Region of Waterloo’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine policy, new Region of Waterloo employees are required to be fully vaccinated, including a 3rd dose as of January 28th 2022, (valid medical exemption permitted), against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have any questions please contact covidrecord@regionofwaterloo.ca
Description of Duties: 
Assists supported living tenants to live as independently as possible in a safe, supportive community living environment by providing daily living care, mealtime assistance, and medication support.  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  
  • Knowledge and skill in assisting tenants with daily living activities, acquired through a Grade 12 education with additional training and experience in health care or community social services.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, infection control practices, and related legislation (e.g., privacy, health and safety). Ability to participate in on-the-job training.
  • Understanding of the geriatric population and ability to provide support to clients with diverse needs, including those with mental health conditions. 
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test and annual influenza immunization are required.
  • Must possess and maintain valid certification in Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Safe Food Handling.
  • Organizational, time management, and problem solving skills to work independently, comply with schedules, prioritize tasks, and complete work in a timely manner. 
  • Human relations and communication skills to respond pleasantly and professionally to demands; communicate clearly and supportively with tenants, their families, and other staff; report health and safety observations and concerns to supervisor or nursing staff; de-escalate situations; and participate as an effective team member. 
  • Ability to read and understand emails, policies, procedures, tenant information and case notes/records, tenant programming schedules, menu modifications, safety notices and information, and product labels. Ability to record concise, factual tenant information and observations, and complete housekeeping supply orders, maintenance requests, flow sheets, and forms.
  • Computer skills with ability to use an electronic health record. 
  • Must provide an acceptable vulnerable sector police check.
  • Ability to work day, evening, night, weekend, and statutory holiday hours. Ability to work alone during the night shift.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
Sunnyside Home is a long-term care home owned by the Region of Waterloo in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener. Our 263 residents are part of a vibrant community in a park-like setting on a campus of services for older adults.
We offer a warm, friendly atmosphere with modern amenities and quality care. Making sure that each person can live their best life is important to us.
All staff working in Seniors’ Services are required to wear PPE appropriate to their role and meet all legislated infection control and COVID vaccination requirements.

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