Personal Support Worker (PSW) - VON

Job Details

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 2
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 37.5
  • Education Education: College

Are you a new graduate, retired PSW or PSW looking to enter back into the field? You may qualify for the Personal Support Worker Return of Service (PSW ROS) through Health Force Ontario. This program provides a $5,000 incentive to eligible PSWs in exchange for a 6-month commitment to an eligible employer. To view eligibility requirements, click here:

Requisition Details: 

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE) 

Program Name: Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors 

Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75 

Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends 

Union/Bargaining Unit: OPSEU 

On-Call: Yes 

Job Summary: 

Personal Support Workers will be responsible for providing companionship, personal care and health maintenance services to clients in their home or throughout the community within the framework of VON’s philosophy, policies, standards and legislation. As a Personal Support Worker you will work with members of the Healthcare and Personal Support teams to meet the needs of clients in obtaining an optimal level of independence and well-being.

This position is eligible for the $3.00 per hour wage enhancement from the Ontario Government for all hours spent directly caring for clients.

This position is eligible for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) Wage Enhancement Initiative for direct patient/client care.


  • Observe the individual/family home and personal situation continuously to determine any need for change in personal support or professional assistance
  • Contribute to the development of the personal support care plan, in conjunction with the Supervisor
  • Implement the care plan, including:
  • Promoting self care and independence
  • Providing personal care, as directed by the Supervisor, which includes ambulatory assistance, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, respite, training, providing medication assistance, etc.
  • Advocate on the client’s behalf to the Program Manager
  • Requesting assessment by a health care professional as needed
  • Continuously evaluate the personal support care plan to determine if the client’s needs have been met


  • High school diploma.
  • Must have certificate in Home Support Worker, Personal Support Worker, Developmental Services Worker or Health Care Aide.
  • Nursing students are welcome to apply. Must have completed first year of Practical Nursing or BScN to be eligible
  • Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) are welcome to apply
  • Household management experience.
  • Experience working with elderly or ill individuals or children.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in various social and economic environments
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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