Senior Support Worker

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What Carya is Hiring for:

carya – Nurturing The Potential In Every Calgarian.

Calgary is a complex city. Whether facing a volatile economy, a diversifying population, a fiery political climate, or the high-altitude weather, this community has always existed in a constant state of flux. This can lead to periods of struggle for many Calgarians at certain stages of their lives, creating a great need for support.

For over 100 years, carya has worked tirelessly to meet this demand, providing members of our community the tools they need to be stronger, more connected, and more resilient. Today we offer members of our  community over 40 programs for individuals and families at all stages of life – from mental health, to family services, and beyond.

Everyday, we deliver and grow these services with the help of our amazing partners, donors and team members. All of us united in the belief that stronger more connected individuals create stronger more connected communities.

Position Summary
The Senior Support Worker plays an important role in the delivery of in-home support services to the older adults of Calgary. To help older adults maintain their independence in their home, the Senior Support Program provides assistance with routine housekeeping.  The Senior Support Worker acts as the “eyes and ears” for many clients and when necessary, communicates the change in needs of the client to their Supervisor. With the assistance of a Senior Support Worker, many older adults can maintain their independence and “age in place” longer.

The successful candidate will:

·       Provide assistance as required in the day to day cleaning of homes, including dusting, damp mopping floors, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens and taking out garbage. 

Qualifications & Experience

·       Personal qualifications including dependability, reliability and a passion for working with older adults; maturity, calmness, understanding, patience, and a sense of humour;

·       A strong ability to maintain the confidence and privacy of others;

·       A strong ability to work alone in a self-managed setting;

·       Ability to handle a variety of matters requiring discretion, good judgment and sensitivity with a diverse group of clients;

·       A positive attitude with a commitment to providing quality service;

·       Physical ability to perform housecleaning chores;

·       A personal cellphone for work usage, with compensation;

·       A reliable vehicle to travel between client homes.

Training and Benefits As a Senior Support Worker, you will:

  • Receive orientation and training in working in clients homes;
  • Opportunities to attend staff meetings and workshops;
  • Vacation Pay as per Employment Standards;
  • Reimbursement for mileage travelled between client homes;
  • Receive a Cell Phone Allowance of $20 per month;
  • Receive regular Supervision in the community.

Location
Currently, we are specifically recruiting for Senior Support Workers to provide services to seniors in the communities of Citadel, the Hamptons, Rocky Ridge and other areas in the NW as well as in Ramsey and Inglewood in the SE.

Covid-19 safety training and any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to ensure the safety of staff and clients.

The safety of carya employees and clients is our top priority.  All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment. Proof of ineligibility will be required.

Hourly Flexible Position
$17 per hour

Closing Date: When a suitable candidate is found

Please send your resume to: carya Human Resources at hr@caryacalgary.ca Website: caryacalgary.ca   

carya is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. As this position functions as a strong role model for female youth, preference will be given to female identifying candidates.  Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Location / region:

This listing from Carya is available in Calgary.

About Carya:

At carya (formerly Calgary Family Services), we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people.  That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 105 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.

 

With numerous programs for youth, families, and older adults, we provide a spectrum of mental health and social inclusion services for people of all ages - from babies to youth to older adults - and their support networks. Our highly skilled team encourages thousands of Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.


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