Personal Support Worker (PSW), Casual (External)


Position Title:  Personal Support Worker
Job Type: Casual
Work schedule: 8 and 12 hour shifts, weekdays/weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: LiUNA 3000

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Registered Practical Nurse, (RPN) the Personal Support Worker provides personal care to Sisters and reports any changes/concerns in their well-being to the registered nursing staff.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and cover letter to quoting ‘Personal Support Worker’ in the subject line. 

Reference ID: 2021 - 05


Job Description
  • Informs the Sisters that she is caring for them and will keep them informed of social activities, appointments, Mass, bath times, etc.
  • Encourages participation in social activities and special events.
  • Perform safety checks hourly or more frequently if required for the Sisters safety.
  • Will work together with coworkers as a team and will answer all call bells promptly, and provide any care required.
  • Instill eye drops/ointments, treatment creams after completing an education program and a successful return demonstration on safe and proper techniques.
  • Utilize quiet time appropriately, by ambulating, visiting and/or reading to the Sisters, etc.
  • Accompany Sisters to outside appointments if required and as requested.
  • Keep updated on any changes in care or the condition of a Sisters health by reading the Inter-shift communication sheets.
  • Listen to reports, accepts assignment and clarifies any questions regarding care with the Nurse in Charge.
  • Utilize effective communication skills and allows the Sisters to be involved in their care decisions when possible and where appropriate.
Education & Experience:
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate from an accredited school.
  • Ability to provide the highest quality of care to the Sisters’.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of the nursing team.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Possesses an interest in continued learning, developing new skills and nursing techniques.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Acceptable CPIC.
  • Satisfactory References.
  • Ability to work 8 and 12 hour shifts.

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4


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