20 May 2017

Full-Time Restorative Care Worker

AdminThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Restorative Care Worker

General Information:

 

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

 

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

 

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Nursing, provides varied adapted and individualized restorative programs, which assist residents in achieving their emotional, physical, and social potential.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conducts rehabilitative exercise programs as referred by nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist on doctor’s orders.
  2. Assesses, develops, initiates, and maintains opportunities for resident activation and re-motivation based on residents’ interest and level of capability.
  3. Establishes initial socialization/re-motivation opportunities for residents in need of help and utilizes recreational means to do so.
  4. Maintains residents’ progress notes and documents on charts as part of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  5. Participates in resident conferences.
  6. Assesses, issues, and monitors the use of therapeutic aids and devices.
  7. Liaises with other sections, health care professionals, residents, families, students, and volunteers.
  8. Attends meetings and educational programs.
  9. Ensures availability of restorative care programming supplies and ensures equipment is in good working order.
  10. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:       

 

Education/Experience:

  • Graduate of an approved rehabilitation assistant, restorative care, adjuvant, or kinesiology program or a regulated nursing program with restorative care background and experience

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • A genuine interest and under­standing of the needs of the frail elderly is necessary
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain current first aid certification
  • Must successfully undergo a police records check, Type 2
  • Must have successfully undergone a “two step” tuberculosis skin test within the 12 months prior to employment

Restorative Care Worker

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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