Symphony Senior Living is a leading provider of quality senior services in Canada; we provide private pay services to residents in our beautiful communities, from assisted living, through to end of life. We are the true alternative to a Long-Term Care facility – to that end we are NOT a medical institution; we are the HOME to many seniors of many levels of ability. We Serve BOTH our Seniors and their loved ones.
We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced team member to join our team as a resident specialist (PSW) for our Forest Valley Community(located in Orleans). This community serves seniors needing assisted living and memory care support.
If you love working with people and you find the challenge of connecting and serving residents with physical needs rewarding this could be the position for you! We require someone who is compassionate and driven to provide a high quality, interactive, residential environment to residents, their families and the team.
The perfect candidate may have experience with a variety of industries including hospital, retirement home or long-term care. We will teach you our systems, programs and philosophy, but we cannot teach compassion and empathy, so you will demonstrate those to us in an interview process.
Reports to and receives direction from the Resident Program Director. Understands and embraces the philosophy of the Symphony resident specialist role whereby resident specialists support residents with all activities of daily living, including personal care, dining, activities, light housekeeping and socialization. Understands and embraces the philosophy of validation and reminiscing for our residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Has a clear understanding and demonstrated ability to provide resident centered care vs. task centered care.
Compassion, Common Sense and Empathy required
Strong team orientation
Demonstrates a positive, flexible work style and approach to the implementation of change
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Possesses current First Aid certificate or willing to acquire
Certification as a personal support worker or equivalent is an asset, but not required if you possess the correct personality traits and have a desire to genuinely care for the senior population
Must be able to communicate in English (written, verbal, reading) to a minimum High School Level. French language skills are an asset.
Symphony is an equal opportunity employer
This position is a Union position
You must pass a Vulnerable sector back ground check
You must be able to work with dogs, cats and other animals
Due to our high level of residents with dementia; your tattoos and piercings must either remained covered by clothing or are discrete. Any other external body decoration, including hair, must not be frightening to a frail senior with dementia.
You must be legally allowed to work in Canada
You must be in good physical health as this job requires lifting, sitting, standing and walking.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $14.00 /hour