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Student - Personal Support Worker

Student - Personal Support Worker

Competition Number 
Corporate Services & Long Term Care
Posting Category 
Pioneer Ridge
Job Type 
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:   Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager and the direction of the registered nurse on duty, participates in the provision of care for the residents.


  1. Provides basic nursing care based on each resident’s developed care plan and within the framework of an established nursing program.
  2. Encourages and supports resident participation in activities of daily living.
  3. Documentation on charts and flow sheets.
  4. Reports changes in residents’ physical and mental condition to the Registered Nurse and documents as per policy.



  • Must be a secondary school graduate and have completed at a minimum, the first year of the registered practical nursing or registered nursing program at college or university.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Superior customer service skills, with the ability to deal with the public and staff in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • A genuine interest and understanding of the needs of the elderly

Physical Demands:

This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/crouching; unilateral lifting 1-25 lbs. frequently, bilateral lifting 50+ lbs. frequently, 15-75 lbs. occasionally; push/pull 5-100 lbs. frequently. Occasional = up to 33% of working day; Frequent = 34-66% of working day; Constant = 67-100% of working day.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must undergo a successful police records check, type 2.
  • Must have successfully undergone a “two step” tuberculosis skin test with the last 12 months prior to employment.