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Home & Community Care Worker II
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 of Home & Community Care, the Home and Community Care Worker II (HCCWII) will assist clients in activities of basic personal care, and if necessary, household management according to an established client care plan, helping clients to maintain independence and functioning in their home environment. The HCCWII will have frequent contact with the client and family, and observe the client’s condition and any changes in their support network.
The HCCWII 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.
The HCCWII should have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, language and interpretation (Inuktitut required), 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 of daily living such as canes, walkers, lifts and transfer boards.
The ideal candidate will have grade ten plus two years’ experience. The individual must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license, however obtaining a class 5 within a year of hire will be accepted. Current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Training in Personal Care Skills and computer skills are assets.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.