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The Royal

The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Our mandate is simple: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment resistant mental illness.

Position:  Personal Care Attendant (Float Team)

Region:  Ottawa


Job Number: ROM18-407E

The Royal is currently hiring for our Personal Care Attendant casual pool. On an on-call/casual basis, the Casual Personal Care Attendant will be called in to replace regular part-time or regular full-time staff. The casual Personal Care Attendant would work in various programs throughout the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.


  • Works under the direction of and in collaboration with the RPN and the Registered Nurse in the care of residents or clients.
  • Participates within an interdisciplinary team to provide the best possible care for residents or clients, and their support systems as they deal with mental health disorders.
  • Engages the residents or clients in participation and assuming control in decision making.
  • Maintains documentation and gather data as required.
  • Participates in regular team meetings.
  • Takes primary responsibility for personal care and the facilitation of meaningful daily activities for residents or clients by developing therapeutic relationships, working collaboratively with the care team and the resident/client in establishing activities.
  • Provides individualized personal care as outlined in the resident/client care plan including personal hygiene, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring, bathing, continence care and behavioural support while at all times respecting the choices of the resident/client.
  • Collaborates with the care team to assess the capabilities of the resident/client and support the resident/client at all times.
  • Assists the residents or clients in participating in recreational and therapeutic programs designed to maintain and increase the residents/clients’ physical well-being and mental health.
  • Provides supervision and assistance during the preparation, eating and cleaning up duties of each meal, as well as feeding when required.
  • Assists residents/clients with their daily housekeeping and personal laundry routines when appropriate.
  • Documents on flow sheets and other records as required.
  • Assesses and communicates daily on the resident/client’s condition and how care plan interventions are working.
  • Participates in research related activities to support the facility’s mission to be a centre of training, education and excellence in mental health care.
  • Works in a manner that is in compliance with staff and client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal.
  • Ensures a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • Personal Support Worker certification mandatory with minimum of one year recent experience in long-term care including psychiatric and mental health care.
  • CPR training or re-certification within the last 12 months.
  • GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training , or other related dementia care training.
  • Current knowledge of and training in mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques for clients.
  • Desire to work with those living with a mental illness and or dementia with associated behavioural and safety issues.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary:  $23.80 to $25.32 / hour

Terms of Employment:  Casual

Deadline for Application:  Friday, September 21, 2018

How to Apply:  

All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.

Please apply Online.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

All new hires will be required to obtain a Criminal Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.

Mandatory orientation will take place for a 7 day period beginning November 19 to November 29, 2018. 

Location:  Ottawa

Profession Type:  Personal Support Workers

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