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Supported Living Assistant

Length:   Various opportunities available 
Department/Division:  Community Services/Seniors’ Services 
Hours of Work:  Various, including evenings, weekends and Statutory Holidays
Grade:  2
Wage:  $21.24 – $22.53 per hour
Location:  Sunnyside Supportive Housing, 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener

Description of Duties: 

Provides tenant directed assistance to the tenants of Supported Living, Sunnyside Home, based on level of care need to enable them to live as independently as possible, and to promote a safe and supportive community living environment. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

•Knowledge and skill in assisting tenants with daily activities of living gained through a Grade 12 education with additional training and experience in health care or community social services.
•Knowledge of Regional policies and procedures established for Supported Living, Sunnyside Home. 
•Functional knowledge of the proper operation and use of equipment related to the job duties and of the proper use and handling of cleaning agents, including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training.
•A tuberculosis (TB) test and annual influenza immunization are required.
•Must possess and maintain a current and valid Emergency First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, and Safe Food Handling Practices Certificate.
•Organizational, time management, and problem solving skills to work independently, adhere to schedules, prioritize tasks and complete work in a timely manner. Must be able to work alone during the night shift.
•Human relations and communication skills in order to pleasantly and professionally respond to demands; communicate effectively in a supportive manner with tenants, their families, and staff; and to participate as an effective team member.
•Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Outlook to read emails, complete forms and requisitions, and communicate safety issues.
•Ability to read and understand policy, procedural and instructive material; tenant information; tenant programming; menu modifications; safety notices; Material Safety Data Sheets; and product labels.
•Ability to complete housekeeping supply orders, maintenance requests, flow sheets, and other related forms.
•Ability to communicate clearly with tenants, families, and other staff; and to accurately report observations or concerns to supervisor.
•Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
•Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

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.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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