Companion Worker

Category: malika Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 Written by Administrator

Position Description

Position Title: Companion Worker    

       Background / Qualifications

  • Back Current Canadian citizenship / Landed Immigrant status or current holder of a valid work permit
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Bilingualism in any other language is a strong asset
  • Previous related experience in private homes or institutions
  • Certificate / Course in managing Responsive Behaviours or, Gentle Persuasion Approach or, in Mental Health or, psycho-geriatric experience
  • Current CPR & First-aid Certificate

Key responsibilities

  • Supervising and monitoring client’s Responsive Behaviours, ensuring priority to safety interventions at all times
  • Keeping client in full view at all times
  • Escorting client as necessary for travelling by public transport, shopping around, walk-about or to attending an appointment
  • Assisting client with feeding / dressing and or, using his/her mobility devices as necessary
  • Helping client carrying groceries, and any other personal items
  • Adheres to Malika Home Services Companion Worker Practice Standards.

 

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