Updated: May 30, 2021
Wuikinuxv Village (Katit), Rivers Inlet
C/O BAG 3500, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0
Admin Office Phone: (250)-949-8625
Elder Care Worker
The Elder Care Worker provides and coordinates individualized care and resources to elders, disabled and others so that they may continue to live in their homes and in the community. Elder Care may include transportation, house cleaning, personal hygiene, providing meals, and other health and wellness related activities. The Elder Care Worker is also responsible for administering the Elder Care Program.
The Coordinator will maintain confidential client files and will prepare and present reports and information as required. The Elder Care Worker will ensure that all Elder Care is provided in a caring and respectful way in keeping with all relevant policies and procedures and NWT Coordinated Home Care Standards. The Elder Care Worker will liaise with other community services and resources to ensure that other resources are involved, if required. The Coordinator will also provide information and education to individuals and groups in the community, as required and requested. Failure to provide adequate services may put elders and others at risk and/or force elders to move from their homes before they are prepared to do so.
Provide individualized home care support activities such as:
Provide Home Care to elders, disabled persons, and others in the community with identified needs
Provide Home Care including general housekeeping, personal hygiene and meal preparation.
Transport Home Care clients to appointments and activities
Assist with exercises, physiotherapy and other medical plans
Monitor blood pressure and other physical conditions, as required
Complete and submit Wuikinuxv Home Care Service Record on a weekly basis to the HCN.
Follow medical instructions carefully and consistently
Organize time and resources based on the individual needs of clients
Manage any unanticipated events or unstable situations
Ensure that the Home Care program is delivered in an appropriate, caring and respectful manner
Ensure that care is provided according to all relevant policies, procedures and regulations
Monitor supplies and resources.
Identify persons requiring home care and client needs.
Discuss any concerns with the supervisor
Coordinate Case Management
Ensure that all First Nations members needing care are identified
Coordinate appropriate care and equipment including other community resources, as required
Establish and maintain a current, accurate, confidential client reporting system
Provide information to other health care professionals, as required
Consult with family members and other supports to ensure that care is on-going and that all client needs are identified and met Home Care
Coordinate community resources and supports
Encourage clients and families to be involved in care, if appropriate
Encourage clients and families to take responsibility for care, if appropriate
Liaise with all family, medical and other resources, as required
Advocate on behalf of clients for additional service and resources, as required
Establish and maintain current, accurate, confidential files for each client
Educate clients, families and support systems about the Home Care Program: what can be provided and when to access other resources
Perform other related duties as required
Certificate as a Personal Care Attendant
Experience working in the community
To apply, please contact:
Marlou Shaw - Health Director, Wuikinuxv Health Office
PH: (250)-949-8625 ext. 301