Port City Home Services is hiring In-Home Support Workers for RCU



Facility:                            Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
Location:                          Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Unit:                                 Regional Care Unit

Positions Available:         8 Full-time and 4 Part-time (2 X 0.8 FTE & 2X 0.6 FTE)

Organization Description:

“Living well” means something different to each of us. Port City Home Services strives to help seniors live well, wherever they call home, with a wide variety of reliable services to fit their unique lifestyle and needs. Our team lends a helping hand to seniors in both long term care and in the community, through an ever-growing list of services including In-Home Support, Foot Care, and Ride Service.


In order to prepare for the next wave of COVID-19, Port City has partnered with Ocean View and the Nova Scotia Health Authority to operate a Regional Care Unit (RCU).  This unit will be dedicated to the cohorting and care of COVID patients from designated Long Term Care facilities, at the Ocean View site, in the hopes it will help these residents from across our region weather this storm.

We are looking to hire staff to become a part of the RCU team at and make your mark during this time that will be remembered.  We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference to; those who are most vulnerable, their loved ones and our community.

Job Summary:

The In-Home Support Worker supports clients living in nursing homes.  Some of these duties will include:

  • Providing meal assistance
  • Assisting clients to/from/during scheduled activities
  • One on one client support
  • Answering call bells and supporting clients with requests
  • Tidy client’s rooms and changing bed linens


  • Minimum eighteen (18) years of age with demonstrated experience and relevant education.
  • Food safety training required (training will be provided if necessary).
  • Must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with seniors with varying levels of abilities.
  • Experience in maintaining a clean environment.
  • Able to attend work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Current clean criminal record and vulnerable sector checks.
  • Experience or training in this field (i.e. PSW, training in feeding, etc.) would be an asset.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset.
  • Ability to work shift work

What we offer:

  • We are offering various bonuses and benefits
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Free Parking & on a Bus Route
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • A supportive work environment

Rates: $15.25 – 15.75/hour + a phone allowance

Hours of Work:  shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

Only those granted an Interview will be contacted.  The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check on offer of employment.

Please direct all applications to:
Human Resources

Email: hr@oceanv.ca

More information on our organization can be obtained by visiting our website at www.oceanv.ca/RCU or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanvcommunity