I thought I would ask my network for help. I am currently looking for home help for Saturday mornings. I need someone who pretends to love cats (may need to clean up hairballs occasionally), is not shy (they will see me naked), has a personality (can keep up with my talking), loves vacuuming (at least I have a Dyson), has an interest in vegetarian cooking (Saturday is my have someone make a Pinterest casserole day) and has compassion. Basically, I'm looking for a mom! The person does not need formal training but does need some experience in caregiving. Personal Support Workers are desired, students are welcomed and I love people from all walks of life.
I'm putting it to you as word of mouth has worked for me so far, and for such an intimate setting I need someone I can trust. Feel free to share the job posting below:
My name is Carol and I have ALS. I have two cats and live with my husband Travis in Kanata. This is a non-smoking home.
I use a Program called Self-Managed Attendant Services or Direct Funding (DF). The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care funds it. The Ministry gives me the money directly to hire my own attendants. There is no Agency. You work for me directly. I am the employer and I will train you on how I like my routines to be done. www.dfontario.ca
This is a part time job. The starting salary is $17.00 per hour*. You get paid every 2 weeks and all the standard deductions come off your pay cheque (CPP, EI and Income Tax). You are covered by WSIB.
Permanent employment is subject to successful completion of a 3-month probationary period. You will be asked to sign an Employment Agreement that covers the points covered on this sheet as well as confidentiality, performance appraisals and termination. After the probationary period, the salary will increase to $18 per hour*, with the possibility of a further increase.
*If you live outside of Kanata, you will receive a stipend of $4/day for travel expense.
You will get your 4% vacation pay on every cheque; therefore, when you take holidays you will not be paid. You will be paid for public holidays according to the Employment Standards Act.
Your main job duties are:
Assist me with personal grooming, showering, dressing, and transferring
Meal preparation, light housekeeping, vacuuming and laundry
My schedule is as follows:
10:00am to 1:00pm – Saturdays
You will be required to supply 2 work related references.
If you are interested please contact Carol Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org