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Relief Personal Support Worker – union position Competition #2018-E3

Relief Personal Support Worker – union position Competition #2018-E3

Company: The Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre
Contact Person: Director, Employee Relations
155 Millwood Road
Toronto, Ontario , M4S 1J6

Position Description

Mission and Values Statement 

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 128 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination as to race or creed.

There are three Core Values of our Faith: Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada & Bermuda Territory.

Compassion:      We reach out to others and care for them.                                                          

Respect:              We promote the dignity of all persons.                                     

Excellence:         We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Integrity:             We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

Relevance:          We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.

Co-operation:    We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.

Celebration:       We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.

The powerful mission and core values of The Salvation Army serve as significant attractors for those people who choose to join the organization, which has been serving the under-served and evolving for 150 years.

The Salvation Army’s flagship Meighen Health Centre is a not-for-profit, faith-based continuum of care, providing a high standard of holistic person-centered health care services to the residents of a 168 bed long term care home and to residents of an 80 suite retirement residence.  We demonstrate Christian values and are a transforming influence in the lives of our residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community.  We are inspired by our Mission and Values and CARE about the work we do!


  • Provides for personal care in accordance with established policy, physician’s orders, the resident plan of care and within the scope of practice of a PSW;
  • Contributes to and follows a plan of care to meet residents’ assessed need;
  • Is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of personal care delivered;
  • Demonstrates a professional working knowledge of all equipment used in the delivery of nursing care;
  • Follows all corporate policies and procedures;
  • Seeks direction from the RPN and/or RN when resident need exceeds experience or scope of practice
  • Observes, reports, records resident conditions and follows care plans as directed by the RN and/or RPN;
  • Assists in maintaining an environment appropriate to meet residents individualized needs


  • Must possess certification as a Personal Support Workers through a recognized College or educational institution. Consideration will be given to those with a valid Health Care Aide Certificate
  • Demonstrated experience in a long-term care setting is preferable
  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with WORD, email, internet use and computerized documentation an asset.


  • Knowledge and familiarity with computer operations and software applications, including resident records.
  • Current knowledge of issues and trends including best practices in the enhancement of quality of life
  • Knowledge of current quality improvement and risk management concepts and approaches with special emphasis on the prevention of falls and least restraint policies
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.

SALARY: $18.51 per hour

Interested applicants are asked to contact Director, Employee Relations by April 20, 2018



The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Posted: April 10, 2018 | Expires: April 20, 2018
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 5227 ]