Guest House Assistant - PSW/DSW/SSW

"A rewarding career in caring starts here"

Posting Date: Wednesday December 27, 2017

Reference No.: GH17-10

Positions: One (1) 0.4 Regular Part Time position - Evenings and every second weekend

Start Date: January 2018

 Job Summary:

 Carefor Health & Community Services is a not-for-profit, charitable health care organization offering a wide variety of services in the greater Ottawa area. With over 750 staff and 300 volunteers, our skilled team members work closely with clients, caregivers and a multidisciplinary health care team to deliver quality and innovative support services.

 Working as part of a team, the Guest House Assistant is responsible for facilitating the client’s stay at the Guest House by promoting his/her abilities/strengths, while supporting his/her disabilities/deficits. The assistant will manage the client’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in keeping with the mission, goals, and objectives of the program and within the framework of Carefor’s policies, procedures and standards.  The assistant may be responsible for a number of housekeeping duties to ensure smooth operation of the Guest House.

 Carefor is committed to providing quality care to its clients twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. In order to accomplish this you will be expected to work the schedule as posted. However, Carefor does reserve the right to change the schedule as required.


  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Social Services, Dementia, Personal Support Worker, Development Support Worker or Gerontology
  • Bilingualism mandatory
  • Experience or Education in Recreation is considered an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate mandatory
  • Food Handling Certificate is an asset
  • Work/volunteer experience with Dementia clients or special needs elderly is preferred
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches training considered an asset
  • Household management experience
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills & experience working in a team Environment
  • Experience working with elderly or ill individuals or children
  • Must be able to communicate well in English, both written and verbal
  • Ability to take direction well
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments
  • Behavior management and Crisis Intervention training would be an asset

 Please forward your resume to or fax it to (613) 749-4002.

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Contact Information:

Human Resources
Carefor Health & Community Services/Services et Soins de Santé Communautaires
760 Belfast Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 6M8 Tel: 613-749-7557
Fax: 613-749-4002


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