Casual Aide Position

New Dawn Guest Home

As the largest non-profit, private healthcare provider on Cape Breton Island, the quality of life of our residents is the driving factor of the dedication of New Dawn Guest Home staff.
We are a 29-bed (with one respite bed), Level One, residential care facility providing personalized and professional care in a bright, comfortable setting for people with a variety of disabilities in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 


Residential Care Worker or Disability Support Worker or Continue Care Worker

Performance Requirements:

  • Follow standards as set in the New Dawn Guest Home Policy and Procedure Manual in regard to Medication Administration.
  • Charting to ensure an ongoing record of the resident’s health.
  • Provide quality care.
  • Provide respite care.
  • Provide Emergency response—First Aid, CPR, Evacuation, Pandemic Planning.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR.
  • Follow Infection Control Procedure as per New Dawn Guest Home Infection Control Policy.
  • Ensure the safety and security of residents.
  • Although not required, assisting co-workers when possible is encouraged and appreciated.
  • Clear criminal record check. 

Overview of Duties:

  • The Aides are responsible for the safety of the medication room and medication cart at all times. Keys for these areas are to be with the Aides on duty only.
  • Follow Doctor’s orders without deviation.
  • Administer medications only when given a written order.
  • Daily update on the Medication Administration Records (MARS sheets).
  • Preparation of medication if a resident is leaving the premises for an extended period of time.
  • Follow the procedure according to the New Dawn Policy and Procedure manual for administration of medications and all policies pertaining to medication at all times.
  • Ensure that all medications are reordered to avoid drug shortages.
  • When medication orders expire, or no further refills are available the aide must notify the Doctor to acquire a new prescription or update Doctor’s orders.
  • The Aide is responsible for the administration of “preparation orders” for specific procedures including but not limited to: Colonoscopy Exams, CT Scans, Blood Works, Colon Cancer Screening Tests, Upper GI Tests.
  • Document residents’ daily activity in the “progress notes” and sign at the end of each shift.
  • Accompany residents (as required) to appointments.
  • Complete flow sheet for diabetics, residents with high blood pressure, etc.
  • Open a resident’s chart upon admission
  • Assist residents in maintaining personal hygiene.
  • Sanitization
  • Respond to emergencies in the New Dawn Guest Home
  • Resolve resident conflicts
  • Update basic training as required.


New Dawn Enterprises believes in supporting the well-being of its employees and, in service of this, has created a compensation package for employees of New Dawn Enterprises.


Wage: $16.69-$19.03

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