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Long-term Care and Emergency Medical Services Recruiting

Niagara Region has opportunities that allow you to make a difference in your community.

Long-term Care

Looking for a career in long-term care? We're looking for certified health care professionals who will provide the best possible care to our residents.

  • Employment opportunities

    Some of the rewarding positions you'll find in our homes are:

    • Personal support worker
    • Dietary aide
    • Housekeeping / laundry aide
    • Recreationist
    • Rehabilitation worker
    • Resident family support worker
    • Assistant cook
    • Cook
    • Registered nurse
    • Registered practical nurse
  • What you can do to be job ready
    After you have applied for a long-term care position, prepare yourself ahead of time in case you receive an interview.

    To join us, you need to have the following requirements which are industry standard and required by most long-term care employers. If you don't have the following requirements, we suggest you start immediately.

    Police Vulnerable Sector Check

    Learn about the process and locations for Niagara residents and request your check online. For applicants outside of Niagara, visit your local police station or their website for information.

    We can accept police checks that are less than six months old from date of hire.

    Tuberculosis testing

    We require the two-step tuberculin (TB) skin test which takes four visits to your doctor. Timing is important.

    Physical assessment

    Once an offer of employment is made you will receive a call from our physiotherapy provider to set up an appointment for a physical assessment.

    Education and certification

    Once an offer of employment is made, we'll require copies of your secondary- and post-secondary education certificates.

Niagara Emergency Medical Services

Niagara Region employs both primary care and advanced care paramedics.

The Emergency Services division of Niagara Region strives to deliver responsive and cost-effective emergency services that offer our citizens a secure, prosperous and healthy lifestyle at an affordable cost. The recruiting team will select candidates with the greatest potential for success to ensure we provide high quality, patient-focused service that:

  • Promotes health, public safety and injury prevention
  • Ensures universal accessibility
  • Supports research based practice and quality assurance principles
  • Provides prompt and professional service

Recruitment Components

  • Step 1: Written evaluation

    All results will be carefully reviewed and candidates that excel in all components of the testing will be invited to an interview.

  • Step 2: Interview

    If you're invited to an interview, you will be required to produce the following original documents:

    • Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent)
    • Paramedic Program diploma / certificate
    • Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certificate
    • Valid (no restrictions) Class "F" Enhanced licence
    • Proof of up-to-date immunizations completed by your physician
    • Valid CPR and First Aid (not expiring within the next three months)
    • Letter stating all mandatory Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care core training has been completed
    • Resume and cover letter
    • References

    Should you fail to produce any of the required documents at the interview, it may jeopardize you from advancing through the recruitment process.

    If you're a new graduating student and have not yet received your diploma, you will be required to produce a letter from your college instructor stating your anticipated graduation date and verification of registration for the Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant examination.

    Upon successful completion, you're required to bring the letter and Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certificate to Niagara Emergency Medical Services headquarters.

  • Step 3: References

    Reference checks will be conducted after the interview.

    If you're a paramedic working for another service, you must provide two references from your most recent employer. The references must be individuals who supervise your work and performance.

    If you're a graduating student, two references are required. One reference must be your last preceptor, and the other from your most recent place of employment (doesn't have to be work related). Bring a letter of reference from your preceptor to the interview.

    No personal references are accepted.

Candidates that excel in all components of the recruitment process will be considered for paramedic employment with Niagara Region Emergency Medical Services.

Successful applicants will be given a conditional offer of employment. All conditions must be met for the offer to be firm. Unsuccessful applicants will receive email communication to notify of such.

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