Personal Support Workers

  • Anywhere

TDSB Next-Steps Employment Centre

Personal Support Workers required for Paediatric Hospital Care at a prominent hospital in downtown Toronto

Shifts will be scheduled: mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends


Personal Care

  • Activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing and bathing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Light household duties such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes
  • Provision of special functions that have been taught, with respect to the client by a regulated health professional.
  • Reporting changes in client behaviour and condition

Ideal Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices
  • Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-giving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilities
  • A keen desire to learn

Ideal Qualifications

  • High school diploma AND completion of Personal Support Worker or Child and Youth Counsellor program through a recognized institution and/or student in a health related field.   Nursing students would be accepted in this capacity
  • RN or RPN students with a minimum successful completion of 1 year  
  • Foreign trained Nurses, Midwifes or Physicians with experience in pediatric acute care settings is an asset
  • 5 years of pediatric experience preferred
  • Experience working in the community as a PSW is an asset.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English (equivalent to grade 10 level).
  • Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred care.
  • Use of proper body mechanics and successful completion of physical readiness test to ensure safe work practices are followed including mobility, transfers, bending, lifting, push and pulling.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety concerns, communicate effectively using a computer and/or mobile device.
  • Requires good judgement, the ability to work independently and work cooperatively with the care-giving team.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills to safely service clients.
  • Immunization for measles, rubella and varicella, and prophylaxic immunization of Hepatitis B is strongly urged. Must be screened for tuberculosis where required (i.e. long term care facility). 
  • Ability to travel between assignments by public transportation or by car
  • Flexible to work weekends/nights/over-nights
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is a definite asset
  • Ability to speak a second language is a definite asset
  •  $18.38 ($1.66 travel pay built in for shifts that are 3 hours or less)
  • PPE will be provided


Please forward cover letter and resumes to:

Isabel Fonseca, Job Developer
TDSB Next-Steps Employment Centre

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