Support Aide (LTC Residence)

Posted: October 09, 2020

Region: CANADA

Salary: Between $14/h and $28/h depending on the province

Support Aide

Do you want to make a difference with us?
Join the world's largest humanitarian network. Come help and make a difference with the Canadian Red Cross. A unique experience within an organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in Canada and abroad and providing recognized training in health and safety. Your opportunity to be part of the solution with instant impact in the context of the current health crisis.
As a Support Aide, you will be working front-line with the CRC Crisis Response team. You will be assisting the residents the basic activities of daily living and will foster mutual safety, a trusting connection and rapport through collaboration, communication, mutual understanding and respect.

You will enjoy:

:  an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality
Opportunity: to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration
Flexibility:  alternative work arrangements and paid time off for those “life happens moments”
Meaningful Work:  you will be working front line to support the most vulnerable population during current COVID-19 pandemic.
In this role you will:

  • Socialization & Engagement: Help reducing loneliness and support emotional well-being through light-hearted conversations, music, reading, puzzles/cards, and other activities.
  • Nutrition Support: Encourage hydration and nutrition through delivery of meals and snacks, opening packages and lids, tray set up and ensuring water is available to residents. Inform care team of residents that require assistance with feeding.
  • Organization & Light Cleaning: Tidy client’s personal space, wipe down/disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as bedside table, handrails, door and drawer handles/knobs, walker, wheelchair, etc. 
  • Safety & Well-being: Conduct safety checks to ensure risk-free environment that promotes health and safety and reduces the risk of injury to self and others.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Document care activities, shift handovers, and daily debriefs (written and/or electronic). Report incidents/situations related to the safety, health and well-being of others.
We’re looking for:
  • Passion and ability to work with seniors;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (experience in volunteering and customer service is an asset);
  • Empathy to the needs of the residents and able to communicate and engage confidently;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrate initiative;
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team;
  • Ability to effectively execute assigned tasks in a high-pressure environment.

The majority of work will be performed in a fast-paced, changing environment with strict infection control practices, including the requirement to wear PPE.
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please note that we have active and/or anticipate operations in the following provinces:
Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, British-Colombia, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
To apply, please click here
If you are interested into working in any other provinces, you can follow the same link.