Do you know someone interested in an exciting career in health care? If so, they may want to check out the Selkirk Community Health Office’s Home Care Job Fair on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about a career in home care.
“Home care is about helping patients with the supports they need to stay in their homes safely as they age,’’ says Tricia Tyerman, clinical team manager for Selkirk home care. “The Home Care Job Fair offers an opportunity for interested people to learn more about home care and receive help applying for positions within the program.”
Home care services are provided by the regional health authorities in Manitoba to those who require health services and assistance with daily living. Home care will provide an initial review and assessment of patients’ individual needs to determine what services are needed. Resource co-ordinators help co-ordinate that service with clients and their families.
Home care resource co-ordinators share why they enjoy their jobs in home care.
“I like how the small actions we make have a big impact on clients. For example, us going once or twice a day could be the difference between them staying in their family home and having to move,” says Lauren Airey, home care resource co-ordinator.
Lorraine Lowen, another resource co-ordinator, says her reasons are very similar for why she enjoys working in home care.
“Working in home care is important to me because I enjoy working with people, and it gives me a sense of purpose to be able to help them stay in their home as long as possible.”
Interlake-Eastern RHA is hiring licensed practical nurses, health-care aides and uncertified health-care aides into the home care program.
To apply for positions, visit www.ierha.ca/careers and click “View/Apply for position.” On the job postings page, select “Community Care” under “Job Postings” to view home care positions.
For more information, contact Human Resources at email@example.com or Kerri Simcoe, human resources generalist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-485-5436. More information is also available online at www.ierha.ca.