Join Us as a Personal Support Worker
We care for you, so you can care for others.
You belong at Circle of Care.
For more than 40 years, Circle of Care has earned a reputation as a home care provider of choice and a preferred employer. We recognize the major role Personal Support Workers play in helping older adults live independently at home. A career at Circle of Care provides you with a chance to directly improve the health and quality of life of older adults in your community. And every step along the way we are there to support you.
How is Circle of Care different?
Support During the Pandemic
COVID-19 has changed the way we work in homecare and we are here to support you as an essential worker. We provide digital interviewing and onboarding to reduce contact and keep our candidates and staff safe. We provide mental health support and PPE training, and as a government-funded organization, our PSWs also receive a $3/hr temporary wage increase from the government.
Competitive Wage & Benefits
Circle of Care provides a competitive hourly wage and benefits for our Personal Support Workers. New staff are eligible for an increase in wages with years’ experience with us.
All weekend hours worked earn an additional $0.50 premium per hour. Having extensive weekend availability increases the likelihood we can assign you to regular clients. This allows us to provide you a regular and reliable schedule!
Temporary Wage Increase from the Ministry of Health
As a government-funded organization, our PSWs receive a $3/hr temporary wage increase from the Ministry of Health for all hours worked after Oct 1, 2020.
Comprehensive Health & Dental Benefits
Full-time PSWs and Homemakers are eligible to enroll in a comprehensive health and dental benefits program that includes family coverage. Enrolment and eligibility are based on meeting full time status requirements as per the collective agreement.
- Up to 65% TTC Pass reimbursement
- Employee discount programs
- Agency mobile device for scheduling and communication
Sense of Community
Our Personal Support Workers have the opportunity to connect virtually with each other during online events and experiences over the course of their careers with Circle of Care. Examples include a zoom Orientation, the New Hire Support Forum, our Annual PSW Learning Event, and team meetings. The professional relationships that our PSWs develop are meaningful and long-standing which provide support and connection while working in the community. We distribute a weekly digital newsletter to our Personal Support Workers to communicate important organizational information, share recognition and ensure our team feels informed.
Circle of Care’s Champions of Care employee recognition program celebrates the outstanding efforts of our employees who go above and beyond their roles to provide exceptional care and support to our clients and their families. Nominees are celebrated in our weekly digital newsletter for PSWs, and award winners are chosen each year in June. In addition, we also celebrate our Spotlight Awards each December, which include two PSW/Homemaker awards.
Our Personal Support Workers have the opportunity to take part in a variety of learning events through the course of their Circle of Care career. Development starts Day One when they take part in a multi-disciplinary Orientation session. The development continues with our annual Personal Support Worker Learning Event as well as the opportunity to become a certified Preceptor to other new Personal Support Workers. We regularly add to our e-learning content, which trains skills in client care, mental health, workplace safety, health and wellness, and more.
Our Ideal Candidate
As a PSW you understand your clients are dealing with illness or frailty, and simple tasks can be challenging for them. You want to help make their daily routine more manageable. Your job involves providing support to seniors living in their homes and by assisting with personal care (i.e. grooming, bathing, dressing, and toileting), meal preparation, light housekeeping, and socialization and emotional support. You are comfortable travelling to and from client’s homes throughout the day. You take pride and fulfillment from the excellent care you provide to clients and the professional relationships you build with them and their caregivers. You enjoy collaborating with a multi-disciplinary Circle of Care team including Service Coordinator and Client Services Supervisor.
You have one of the following:
- Ontario Certified Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate and/or National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) Certificate OR
- Home Support Worker (Level 2 or 3). Health Care Aide or PA+2 OR
- Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Certificate OR
- RN/RPN student with a minimum successful completion of year one of school OR
- Developmental Support Worker (DSW) Certification OR
- Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Certificate Program from a recognized community college OR
- Foreign-trained nurse, midwife, or physician
In addition, we require the following criteria:
- Current Immunization Records
- Current First Aid/CPR Certificate
- Fluency in both verbal and written English (additional languages i.e. Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, French, Italian, or Spanish are considered an asset)
- Extensive weekend availability is considered a strong asset
What if I don’t have the required education for the PSW role?
For anyone interested in working with older adults in a home environment, but without the required education for our PSW role: You may be interested in working with us as a Homemaker.
Learn More about our PSW Role
Hear from members of our Circle of Care hiring team about what it takes to be a PSW, some information about the hiring process, and opportunities PSWs have to grow their career after joining our team.
Celebrating our PSWs through Recognition and Education
Are you interested in working with us?
Circle of Care is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees, volunteers and clients feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential. Circle of Care is a scent-free environment. All employees, volunteers and visitors are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting our office or working in the client’s home. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation, please inform us in advance. We thank you for your interest in Circle of Care. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.