Continuing Care Assistant

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Job Title:
Continuing Care Assistant
Job Category:
Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)/ Personal Support Worker (PSW)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Date Posted:
May 3, 2024
Closing Date:
June 30, 2024
Work Location:
Number of Positions:

Job Description

Kiknu, meaning “our home” in Mi’kmaq, will be Nova Scotia’s first long term care home on a First Nation community. A residents-first approach to care and service will ensure Kiknu is supporting independence, promoting dignity and placing value on the choices for how elders want to live their lives.

Shannex will act as the operating partner alongside the First Nations community of Eskasoni in the operation of this new home. Together, we will ensure the community delivers exceptional service and care while honouring Mi’kmaw culture, values and traditions.

We are searching for an Continuing Care Assistant to join our Kiknu team based in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia.  

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who will make Kiknu a great place to live, work and visit. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of elders. Additional benefits include:

• Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time 0.5 FTE and greater & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Life, travel, and other insurances
• Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
• Defined Contribution Registered Pension Plan (8.7% Kiknu matching)
• Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
• Free onsite parking
• Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
• Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

• Assists residents with hygiene and daily living activities, such as: bathing, dressing, oral care, skin care, meals, and mobilizing according to the work assignment;
•Collaborates with the resident and other members of the interdisciplinary team in the development of individualized Resident Care Plan;
• Assists in the planning and implementation of resident leisure activities on a daily basis;
• Assists with light housekeeping duties;
• Performs delegated nursing acts according to company policy and scope of practice;
• Communicates and reports relevant information regarding resident care or safety to Supervisor.

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

• You have a valid Continuing Care Certification or Provincial Personal Care Worker course or equivalent;
You are registered in Nova Scotia’s CCA registry as per the Continuing Care Assistants Registry Act (NS only)
•You can work a schedule of flexible hours and shifts inclusive of days, nights, weekends, and holidays,
• You can provide a clear criminal record with vulnerable sector screening;
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care course considered an asset;
• Previous working experience with elderly in long-term care or a senior living environment an asset
• Valid CPR & First Aid Certification preferred.
• A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services and care

About Us

A new long term care home for elders located on the Eskasoni Forst Nation. Kiknu envisions being a trailblazing Indigenous long term care home, fostering cultural revitalization, holistic care, and community empowerment. We strive to create a loving environment where Indigenous elders and residents thrive, embracing their heritage, respected for their wisdom, cared for with dignity and surrounded by love.

Shannex is a  trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

If you’re ready to join our team, apply today!

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.