Home Support Worker

Prophet River First Nation

Our Vision

Prophet River First Nation strives to be a self-reliant culturally connected First Nation with proud, responsible, independent members; a clear, viable and environmentally responsible economic future for our citizens; and a healthy happy, drug and alcohol-free community that thrives on mutual respect, integrity, honesty and traditional cultural values.

Position Summary

The Home Support worker provides service to community members who require support in their homes.

Primary/Core Responsibilities

Learns and performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Prophet River First Nation policies, standards, practices and procedures, as directed by the Home Support Supervisor and the Director of Health and Wellness.  

All employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner that respects and promotes the cultural values of Prophet River First Nation.

Homecare Services and Support

  • Plans and prepares meals independently or with the client.
  • Checks food for expiration dates in the home pantry and refrigerator.
  • Performs household cleaning including:
    • Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and dusting
    • General cleaning of kitchen surfaces and equipment
    • Washes dishes/loads dishwasher
    • Cleans and sanitizes bathroom
    • Tidies and organizes rooms
    • Removes garbage and recycling
  • Performs laundry services including changing and washing bedding, towels and client clothing.
  • Provide assistance with pet care.
  • Performs seasonal duties such as bringing in wood and snow clearing entrance ways/stairs.
  • Provides companionship and may provide respite for care-givers for short periods of time.
  • Observes client behavior and appearance. Reports unsafe conditions, changes in the client’s physical or mental behavior to supervisor.
  • Demonstrates respect and kindness to clients and their families.  Works to protect the rights and support the dignity of clients. 
  • Follows safe work procedures when performing home management tasks and ensures safety of self and client.
  • Any other tasks outlined in the client care plan.Administration
    • Maintains a log of visits and services and submits reports as required.
    • Informs supervisor of any client emergencies or other client concerns.
    • Informs supervisor of any observations that may affect a client’s safety.

    Other General Duties

    • All employees are expected to respect the confidentiality of all information pertaining to PRFN, and not disclose it to anyone who does not have a legitimate/official need for it. If you have any questions about the confidentiality of information entrusted to you or to which you have access, please discuss with your supervisor. Please note that your obligations of confidentiality will continue indefinitely, including after separation of employment.
    • All employees are expected to display and promote a genuine respect for Prophet River First Nation culture and protocols.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Training, Education and Experience

    • Experience in personal care and home management tasks and working with the elderly and people with disabilities.
    • Food Safe certification.
    • Up-to-date immunizations.
    • Experience working with or within an Indigenous community.
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
    • Level 1 First Aid and CPR.
    • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to follow client home management plans.
    • Strong cultural sensitivity and understanding. 
    • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to build strong caring relationships built on trust. 
    • Physical ability to perform home management duties.
    • Well organized and proactive with strong time management skills.
    • Good client services skills. Friendly, positive, responsive, professional and helpful.
    • Patient, with the ability to show compassion and understanding.
    • Professional with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Basic computer and administration skills. 
    • Able to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision as well as working within a collaborative team framework.  Able to encourage, foster and model cooperative approaches for the well-being of the Prophet River community and our members.
    • Ability to demonstrate and promote a genuine respect for Prophet River First Nation culture and protocols.

    Working Conditions

    Work is performed in a variety of settings including the Health Centre, and client homes.  Regular lifting, bending, stooping to perform home support tasks is required.  May also deal with challenging client behaviour from time to time. 

Preference will be given to members of Prophet River First Nation.

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