Home Maker

Home Maker

Home Maker

Casual, On-Call

North Vancouver - Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Health & Wellness

ABOUT US

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation Health and Wellness Department provides wholistic, culturally-integrated health services for Indigenous clients and families. Our Home and Community Care Program consists of nurses, home support workers, and administrative support staff. Along with our interdisciplinary Primary Care and Public Health team of family physicians, a naturopath, nurse practitioners, a traditional Elder, and Registered Nurses, we collaborate and strive to serve the Tsleil-Waututh Nation people through health and wellness services and cultural healing. 

Known as the People of the Inlet, the Tsleil-Waututh have lived on the unceded lands of the Burrard Inlet since time immemorial. Entrusted by their ancestors as stewards of the land, water, and air, the Tsleil-Waututh draw on the spirituality and wisdom of their traditional healers and knowledge keepers to fulfill this trust and thereby support the health of their families and communities at large. 

By joining our team, you will come to enjoy not only fulfilling working relations with fellow colleagues, but also a meaningful connection with the people we serve, and from whom we continue to have much to learn.

JOB SUMMARY

The Homemaker is an integral member of our Home and Community Care team.  In this role you support Tsleil-Waututh Nation community members by maintaining their ability to continue living at home safely. A Homemaker performs various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation, grocery shopping and companionship activities for clients in their homes.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist with the activities of daily living including but not limited to:

  • Light Housekeeping – including but not limited to vacuuming, dusting, dry mopping, dishwashing, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, and changing beds
  • Laundry and linen service to include washing, ironing and folding clothes
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to care plan – this may include following a specialized diet plan as identified on the care plan
  • Shopping service to client for grocery and clothes
  • Incidental transportation for client which includes visits to doctor appointments, friends, family members, or stores
  • Monitor client supplies
  • Observe and report changes in the client’s physical condition, behavior or appearance
  • Follow a written care plan and maintain records of daily activities
  • Escort clients on appointments
  • Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Assist with personal care as per care plan including but not limited to:

  • Bathing, toileting, oral care, skin care, hair care, dressing, nail care
  • Feeding Mobilization
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Medication reminder

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 10 or equivalent plus a minimum of one (1) year of related experience in house cleaning, maintaining and promoting a healthy environment, and direct home support activities.
  • Emergency First-Aid, and Food Safe certifications
  • TB screening
  • A valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation is an asset
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check
  • Must comply with the TWN Vaccination Policy
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

You are a people person, with demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution. You are able to work independently, and in collaboration with others. In addition, you have the physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.  Flexible and ambitious, you enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are able to adapt to changing needs and priorities by way of effective organization and time management. You have a strong ethic of client service, and are eager to learn about the culture and traditions of diverse Indigenous Nations.

The successful candidate will benefit from on-the-job training and mentoring.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Physical Demands
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach and lift. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
    • While performing duties of the job, the individual is required to stand, walk, lift and reach for extended periods.
  2. Mental Focus
    • This role requires the ability to focus on completion of tasks as per client care plan.
    • Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines.
  3. Environmental Conditions
    • The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.
      • Interacts with clients, management, employees and community members.

 

If you are interested in this role, please click the link below:

Home Maker

Or, send your Resume and Cover letter to:

jobapplications@twnation.ca

 

-We appreciate everyone’s interest in this role however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you.-