This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Home and Community Care will assist clients in activities of household management according to an established client care plan, helping clients to maintain independence and functioning in their home environment. The Home and Community Care Worker I (HCCW I) will be in frequent contact with the client and family and provide a key link to observe the client’s condition and any changes in their support network. The HCCW I will report any observed changes in the client’s condition to the Supervisor.
The HCCW I will ensure all client, family and program information, records and communication are treated with strict confidentiality. You will carry out client care and/or service plans; prepare nourishing meals and special diets as required including planning means with the client and grocery shopping as required. You will perform light housekeeping duties; assist in activities of daily living, and light laundry mending of clothing. You will record data appropriately and accurately, observe client’s condition, needs and report changes to the Supervisor. You should also participate in staff meetings, conferences and in-service training.
The HCCW I should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, working knowledge of household management skills, an awareness and understanding of the Nunavut Home and Community Care program policies and procedures. You should be able to work independently with indirect supervision. You should also have working knowledge of aids to assist in activities in daily loving such as canes, walkers, lifts and transfer boards.
Current CPR and First Aid Certificate is an asset. You should possess or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license within one year of hiring.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.