Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Complementary Care Assistant within our Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.
NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES: If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a “Current Part-time employee” in the “Custom Information” section of your on-line application form, and provide your “Employee Number” in order to be considered for this job opportunity.
- Assists in the provision of comfort, relaxation and a sense of well-being to residents by enhancing traditional treatment interventions
- Administers approved comfort care techniques including aromatherapy and light massage or other divisionally approved techniques in collaboration with the multidisciplinary unit teams and in accordance with the standards of the Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division
- Assesses resident needs in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team
- Collaborates with the unit team and makes recommendations regarding residents who will benefit from the service and resident requests for service
- Develops individual and group comfort care plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team
- Implements individual and group interventions for residents using approved techniques
- Monitors results of intervention
- Reports responses and outcomes to the multidisciplinary team
- Documents in the health care record in compliance with Long-Term Care Homes and Services policy
- Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team
- Observes health and safety on a day-to-day basis
- Ensures resident safety, privacy and confidentiality at all times
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Experience in carrying out complementary care techniques and interventions (e.g. aromatherapy, light massage, hands-on treatment) with geriatric populations in long-term or palliative care settings.
- Experience safely carrying out techniques that promote comfort, relaxation, and a sense of well-being.
- Approved certification/diploma from a community college as a Registered Aromatherapist & Reflexologist and/or Certified Holistic Practitioner or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
You must also have:
- Ability to assess resident needs and communicate findings to the multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to utilize computer software (e.g. Word and Excel)
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to manage time efficiently.
- Ability to travel to various work locations in a timely manner.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
- Hours of Work can be up to 70 hours bi-weekly, however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs.
- The Salary/Rate reflects the 2015 rates.
- As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).
- All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.
If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.
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