Competition #:420-37-11-23- 21     Resident Support Worker Temp FT (1yr) 4 positions

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

Competition #:420-37-11-23- 21          Job Title:         Resident Support Worker

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately (Dec 7, 2021)

Posted Date: November 23, 2021     Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Full Time (4 positions)

 Tentative end date Dec 7, 2022 (1yr) (depends on start date subject to change)

Union:  Non -Union

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

The Resident Support Worker is an important role in supporting the needs of residents in the Home. Working collaboratively with the CCA’s to support the activities of daily living, while supporting residents’ physical and emotional needs. The RSW is responsible to the Team Lead RN or LPN in the Care Area.

Key Responsibilities:  Answer call bells; Assist with mealtimes; Assist residents with eating and drinking; Assist with setting up and cleaning up from meals; Bed making; spotting resident transfers; Tidying bedrooms; Assist residents to and from activities; to promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors at all times; Regular check ins with residents; Review Life Plans in residents charts; Support residents with activities or needs; duties; as assigned by the Team Lead RN or LPN.


  • Grade 12 Completion
  • Diploma in social services, human services considered an asset
  • Experience working on long term care, or with seniors considered an asset
  • Experience working in customer service / hospitality considered an asset

Complete Job Description for Resident Support Worker on website

Hours of Work (Subject to change)

Temporary Full Time up to 80 Hrs.  biweekly

Rotation Long Week/Short Week (10 hr. shifts) 7am – 5 pm

Rate: 15.84/hr.

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (can deferred for 3 mos.)

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (528 hrs.)

Health Benefits – yes (Health (Travel), Dental, Life (1 yr. position)

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, in all job positions, of the residents we serve. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email:  

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