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Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC)

Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC) is a registered charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families by providing community support services.

Position:  Respite Caregivers (PSW’s)

Region:  Leeds & Grenville, Lanark

Description:  Respite Caregivers (PSW’s) are needed to provide in home care to the elderly who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Reporting to the Manager of Caregiver Support & Community Programs , all activities will be carried out in keeping with the goals of the program and the mission of Community & Primary Health Care. In this role, the PSW is an integral member of the team. You will enjoy many opportunities to enhance your skills, & knowledge.

CPHC invites Part-Time Respite Caregiver (scheduled up to 37.5 hours/ week) applications for the following areas:

  • Lanark County & area 
  • Carleton Place & area 
  • North Leeds & area 
  • Brockville & area 
  • Gananoque & area 

CPHC invites Casual Respite Caregiver (no guarantee of hours) applications for the following area:
  • Carleton Place & area 
  • Brockville & area 

  • Minimum PSW (Personal Support Worker) certificate from an accredited program required. 
  • Gerontology, recreation with older adults program diploma preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia ,cognitively impaired , frail elderly challenges and the effect on the client and their family. 
  • Experience in providing care in the home preferred. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team. 
  • Required to have a reliable vehicle, a valid drivers’ license, clear drivers record, and appropriate auto insurance, including liability coverage. 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and Vulnerable Sector Screening. 
  • A current CPR certificate, Level C. 
  • On occasion non-traditional hours, which may include evenings , overnights, andweekends as required. 
  • May be required to provide coverage for other areas on an as needed basis. 


  • Provide in-home respite for individuals in their home environment while following the established care plan. 
  • Provide respite relief to caregiver by offering supervision and companionship to client. 
  • Provide cognitive, social and/or emotional support to the client. 
  • May assist with client nutrition. 
  • May be required to provide personal care. 
  • Escort clients to doctor appointments, shopping , social outings, etc. 
  • Maintain records of service, recording each visit and noting changes in status on the client report. 

CPHC offers:

  • Paid mileage at $0.40 per/km. 
  • Paid travel time between clients. 
  • Pension plan participation. 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 
  • Paid orientation. 

There is no guarantee of hours with these positions. $19.00 / hour + % in lieu for LHIN Direct Service Hours. For non-direct hours, salary commensurate with experience (2017 salary range $15.89/ hour - $16.45 hour + % in lieu). These positions are unionized – SEIU Local 1 Canada.

Salary:  19.00

Terms of Employment:  To Be Negotiated

Deadline for Application:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to Apply:  Please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to the attention of
Chacity Einfeldt,Administrative / Human Resources Assistant: 

2235 Parkedale Ave. Brockville, Ontario, K6V 6B2 Fax: 613-342-7582

We thank all applicants for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CPHC is committed to providing a recruitment and selection process that is both inclusive and free from barriers. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available throughout the hiring process upon request, by contacting the Human Resources department at 613-342-1747 x2045 .

Location:  Carleton Place, North Leeds, Brockville, Gananoque

Profession Type:  Personal Support Workers

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