Sherwood Home is a 14-bed provincial long-term care home for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
The home provides three types of service:
- Short-term – for respite, to provide short-term relief to caregivers
- Long-term – for permanent care.
- Day residents – for individuals who come to the home for services as needed. For example: a day program is available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch provided.
“Residents range in age from approximately 21 to 60 years old,” says Shelley Connick, Administrator.
Services provided at Sherwood Home
- Nursing Services
- Medical Services
- Dental Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Services
Clients participate in programs that promote and maintain independence, social integration and enhance their well-being. Programs include communication, reading, community outings, exercise, entertainment, and sensory motor activities.
About the staff
There are 21 staff members. Staff titles include:
- Development Worker
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Resident Care Worker
“All the positions have the potential to be challenging to fill,” says Shelley. “Our hiring needs are on-going, and we have an increased need during the summer months when staff may be on vacation. Positions are full-time, part-time, or casual.
“We look for staff with a strong knowledge base, patience, sensitivity, and commitment to person-centred philosophy.
“Employees are required to have certifications and credentials that meet qualifications requirements.”
Wages and benefits
“Wages, health care benefits, insurance, sick and vacation time are determined by collective agreements,” says Shelley.
In-house training provided
“Mandatory education is provided by the employer. Information related to other educational opportunities is shared with staff when available, and funding may be an option through various education funding programs.”
“Volunteers add a very special element to our care, and are an integral part of the team. There are limitless ways in which residents can benefit from the contribution of volunteers. These opportunities can enrich both the lives of the residents and those graciously contributing.”
To inquire about volunteering, contact the Recreation Department at 902-368-4141.
Two ways to apply to advertised competitions and the casual list
- Apply by submitting a hard copy application form, which is available at the PEI Public Service Commission, at www.gov.pe.ca/psc or at Access PEI sites.
- Apply on-line. This method of application is encouraged, especially when applying to a specific competition. Visit www.gov.pe.ca/jobs
Best way to get your foot in the door
“The best way to get your foot in the door is to volunteer and/or work casual,” says Shelley.
For more information about Sherwood Home, call 902-368-4141.