Join our team, doing meaningful work and helping local seniors live well! Here are some current opportunities:

In-Home Support Worker

CCAs, LPNs and RNs for Special COVID-Related Duties

IN-HOME SUPPORT WORKER

“Living well” means something different to each of us. Port City Home Services strives to help seniors live well, wherever they call home, with a wide variety of reliable services to fit their unique lifestyle and needs. Port City Home Services is looking for competent In Home Support Workers (IHSW) to join our team. As an IHSW, your main responsibility will be to care for our clients in a professional and compassionate manner in their own homes to “live well.”
 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with personal care (bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and exercise)

  • Basic food preparation (preparing meals, shopping, housekeeping, laundry and other errands)

  • General health care (medication and appointment reminders)

  • Mobility Assistance (help with getting in and out of a wheelchair, car or shower)

  • Companionship and emotional support

  • Home Organization (help with organizing, packing or cleaning, general house care)

  • Health monitoring (following a care plan and noticing any changes in the individual’s health, recording and reporting any differences)

  • Transportation (driving to and from activities, running errands, and help getting in and out of wheelchair accessible vehicles
     

Job requirements and qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Proven experience as an IHSW

  • Excellent knowledge of emergency and first aid

  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle an asset

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work shift work

  • Knowledge of housekeeping activities and cooking

  • Adhere to health and safety standards

  • Be respectful and compassionate

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong ethics

  • Physical endurance
     

If interested in pursuing this rewarding role as an IHSW with Port City Home Services, please send your resume to hr@portcityHS.ca
 

**All IHSW must supply a copy of a Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Check within two weeks of hire. **

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR CCAs, LPNs and RNs

FOR SPECIAL COVID RELATED DUTIES

Term Positions Available:         Full-time, Part-time and Casual

 

Organization Description:

“Living well” means something different to each of us. Port City Home Services strives to help seniors live well, wherever they call home, with a wide variety of reliable services to fit their unique lifestyle and needs. Our team lends a helping hand to seniors in both long term care and in the community, through an ever-growing list of services including In-Home Support, Foot Care, and Ride Service.

 

Overview:

In order to prepare for the next wave of COVID-19, Port City is working with Ocean View to provide staff for COVID related duties, including a Regional Care Unit (RCU).  We are looking to hire individuals to become a part of a response team to support this initiative. We are looking for those who want to make a difference to; those who are most vulnerable, their loved ones and our communities.
 

Qualifications for RNs:

  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing.

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree or Nursing Administration Course (preferred).

  • Demonstrated administrative experience and leadership skills.

  • Geriatric nursing experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing process, nursing diagnosis, clinical assessment skills and problem solving.

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset.

  • Ability to work shift work.
     

Qualifications for LPNs:

  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing.

  • Recognized Pharmacology course and experience in the administration of medicines.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with residents, families, visitors and co-workers.

  • Geriatric nursing experience preferred.

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset.


Qualifications for CCAs:

  • Certification as a Personal Care Worker, Continuing Care Assistant or Home Health Provider is required.

  • Experience in a long-term care facility.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Alzheimer and Other Related Dementia Provincial Certificate required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with residents with Alzheimer Disease and other related Dementia.

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset.

  • Ability to work shift work.
     

What we offer:

  • Pay scale is competitive and ABOVE INDUSTRY RATES!

  • Additional compensation will be offered in lieu of vacation and benefits

  • Comprehensive Orientation

  • A supportive work environment

  • Ask us about other workplace perks!

 

Hours of Work:  shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
 

If you need to re-activate your license:  In recognized emergencies, qualified nurses not currently licensed in Nova Scotia can be quickly processed for a one-time 4-month conditional licensure.  There is no fee for this license.  Individuals must have sufficient practice hours in Nova Scotia within the last 5 years and not have a condition or restriction on their license to qualify.  When you have been offered a COVID-19 position and need to reactivate your nursing license, click here https://www.nscn.ca/application-conditional-licence-emergency.  You will be notified by email when reactivation is completed.  Check out https://www.nscn.ca/professional-practice/trending-topics/covid-19 for more details.

 

Only those granted an Interview will be contacted.  The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check on offer of employment.
 

Please direct all applications to: hr@portcityhs.ca