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
Work Location:
The Stratford
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If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™. 
Through a new, innovative partnership with Nova Scotia Health (NSH), we are opening the first transitional care center in our province, in West Bedford. Shannex is the operating partner for the transitional care centre on behalf of Nova Scotia Health. you will have an opportunity to work in a facility with a purpose and design dedicated to providing care to NSH patients in central zone, who no longer require hospital care, but need services before they can safely return home/community.

We are searching for a Full Time Continuing Care Assistant to join our Transitional Care Centre located in West Bedford, Nova Scotia.

The transitional care model supports NSH patients/families who require additional time, services, and support to transition back to home/community, by providing an alternate space with intentional programming, building design, and resource allocation to increase the probability of returning to their previous living situation.  

A Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) at the TCC provides personal care and assistance with activities of daily living through the established philosophy of service, supporting the maintenance of the patient’s functional abilities with the goal of returning home.  

Meaningful Benefits 

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our patients. Additional benefits include:

  • Approximate Hourly Wage: $19.11 - $24.10
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program 
  • RRSP Program (5% employer match) or pension plan 
  • Vacation accrual begins immediately and travel insurance
  • Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through Consult Plus 
  • 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

  • Encouraging, motivating, and assisting patients with hygiene and daily living activities, such as: bathing, dressing, oral care, skin care, meals, and mobilizing, according to the patient’s care plan
  • Collaborates with the patient and other members of the interdisciplinary team in the development of individualized patient Care Plan
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of patient 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 patient care or safety to Supervisor.

About You

  • 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 
  • 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.
  • Asset: Previous experience supporting the care of vulnerable populations, with complex social situations, who are transitioning across health care settings, with a goal of home first.  

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by patients and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, Care at Home team members and Transitional Care who create an exceptional patient experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.
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Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.