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Job Number:  39235
Senior Support Worker (HR249)
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 October 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017
(57 days ago)
Carya (formerly Calgary Family Services)
Region: Calgary area Type: Part time
Location: Calgary Chinatown Salary: $16.08 per hour

At Carya, we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people.


That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 100 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.


With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support network.


Our highly skilled team encourages nearly 30,000 Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.



Senior Support Worker (HR249)
Hourly Flexible position
$16.08 per hour


Position Summary
The Senior Support Worker plays an important role in the delivery of in-home support services to the older adults of Calgary. To help older adults maintain their independence in their home, the Senior Support Program provides assistance with routine household activities, including homemaking and laundry.  The Senior Support Worker acts as the “eyes and ears” for many clients and when necessary, communicates the change in needs of the client to their Supervisor. With the assistance of a Senior Support Worker, many older adults can maintain their independence and “age in place” longer.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide assistance as required in the day to day homemaking, including laundry, making beds, changing bed linens, dusting, damp mop floors, vacuum, clean bathrooms and take out garbage;
  • Work predominately in the Chinatown area but will be required to travel elsewhere when need arises;
  • Be fluent in Cantonese / Mandarin and English


Qualifications & Experience

  • Personal qualifications including dependability, reliability and a passion for working with older adults; maturity, calmness, understanding, patience, and a sense of humour;
  • A strong ability to maintain the confidence and privacy of others;
  • Fluent in Cantonese / Mandarin and a strong understanding of written and spoken English;
  • A strong ability to work alone in a self-managed setting;
  • Ability to handle a variety of matters requiring discretion, good judgment and sensitivity with a diverse group of clients;
  • A positive attitude with a commitment to providing quality service;
  • Must be physically able to perform the required tasks;
  • Must be willing to travel to clients by bus.


Training and Benefits
As a Senior Support Worker, you will:

  • Attend the Senior Support Worker certificate training program;
  • Attend staff meetings and workshops;
  • Receive 4% Vacation Pay;
  • Be Reimbursed for bus tickets up to a maximum of the cost of a monthly bus pass;
  • Receive regular Supervision in the community.


Closing Date

When a suitable candidate is found


Please send your resume to:
Carya Human Resources
200, 1000 8 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 3M7
Fax: (403) 205-5273 |  Website:
caryacalgary.ca   |  E-Mail: hr@caryacalgary.ca


We appreciate the interest of all candidates,
but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit resumes to
Contact Details:
Carya Human Resources
200 1000 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P3M7

Fax: 403-205-5273
www:   www.caryacalgary.ca

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