Personal Support Worker - 2022-04-PTS

Personal Support Worker                                    
Regular Part-Time/External
Little Current                                                         
1 Position

September 19, 2022                                        

Competition #2022-04-PTS

There is a true need in Ontario’s health care system for non-urgent medical transportation.  In rural Northern Ontario there are very few options available for patients in need of medical transportation.  In collaboration with the Espanola Regional Hospital and the Manitoulin Health Centre, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board operates a non-urgent patient transportation service that offers this very important service to our communities.

The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board seeks highly motivated, responsible, well-organized and competent team players with good interpersonal communication skills to perform the role of Personal Support Worker for our Non-Urgent Patient Transportation Service in a unionized environment.  

Essential Functions & Basic Duties:  The Personal Support Worker will actively participate in the needs of non-ambulatory patients while providing safe transportation to and from medical and/or Long-Term Care facilities. Being responsible for all aspect’s patient care during transportation the PSW will operate multiple mobility devices (power load stretcher, stretcher, stair-chair, and other mobility devices to assist in the movement of patients). The PSW will monitor patients and provide basic care interventions should the need arise during transport to and from sending/receiving facilities in ambulance type vehicles.  The PSW will also be responsible to document all pertinent information as related to the patient transfer, and other dealings through the course of their day in order assess the effectiveness of this service.

Terms of Employment: The successful candidate, upon hiring, will receive the necessary training and orientation required to perform duties.  The funding model allows for 2 transfer units to be made available for use from Monday to Friday for 8 hours each day (Actual start times and hours of service vary daily and the potential for evening/weekend service will be required).  


  • Valid Personal Support Worker College Certificate
  • “G” driver’s license 
  • Current driver’s license abstracts with no demerit points or loss of license in the previous three years.
  • Current criminal records check (vulnerable sector)
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” with AED
  • Proof of vaccinations or lab test if applicable

        Hepatitis B
        Pertussis (Adult Dose)
        Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 + first booster (third dose)

  • Free of communicable disease
  • Physically able to perform two person lifts and transfers, in a safe, smooth controlled manner, of patients utilizing appropriate patient lifting equipment and techniques
  • Knowledge of technological systems including computers, tablets, fax machines, internet, and email
  • Understanding of basic word processing software (Microsoft Word)
  • Bilingualism English/French is considered an asset

Location: Little Current 

Salary: $21.61 per hour in accordance with the pay scale as determined by the collective agreement with OPSEU 679

Deadline for Applications:  OPEN

Interested individuals are invited to submit a covering letter and a résumé outlining their skills, qualifications and experience and how they relate to this position. Please forward your application quoting competition  #2022-04-PTS to the attention of: 

Human Resources Department
Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
210 Mead Blvd
Espanola, Ontario P5E 1R9
Fax (705) 862-7866

Information gathered relative to this position is done in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection.
While all responses are appreciated, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.