You have only to walk through the doors of Unitarian House to quickly learn how it has gained its long-standing reputation in the Ottawa area, and beyond, for quality seniors’ living. The tasteful décor and warm, welcoming atmosphere of our Home reflects the genuine pride of its close-knit community of residents, staff and volunteers.
A 5-storey residence located on a beautiful, treed and tranquil property alongside the western parkway and Ottawa River, Unitarian House offers affordable living in a unique home-like atmosphere. Easy access to the outdoors allows residents to enjoy the many gardens, a well-appointed courtyard and safe walking areas.
Unitarian House is a non-profit CMHC housing project and a Canadian Registered Charity (# 119276111RR0001).
Unitarian House is a member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors (OANHSS): http://www.oanhss.org
Some Documents of Interest
The mission of Unitarian House of Ottawa is to continue to provide a not-for-profit residence for seniors where, in a secure and caring environment, residents will have maximum independence, opportunities for personal fulfillment, companionship and participation in a dynamic, collaborative community of residents, staff and management.
Our Shared Values
The residents, staff and management of Unitarian House share the following values:
Unitarian House was built on a strong foundation of social responsibility, vision, determination, caring, a sense of humour and a dream.
Unitarian House Founders
All of us at Unitarian House and in the Ottawa Community owe our gratitude to the founders and builders of Unitarian House for their vision and perseverance: David Bray, Robert Carson, Fred Corbeil, Werner Daechsel, Frieda Dougherty, Lloyd Francis, Phil Gross, Sophie Hamelijnck, Frances Morrison, Robert Neville, John Rutherford, Don Saxon, Dorothy Smith, Joyce Sweet, & Ilse Wulf.
Unitarian House Board of Governors 2016-2017
Working at Unitarian House
Unitarian House welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Workplace information will be provided in an accessible format upon request.
If you are interested in joining our team, you may mail or drop off your resume to Unitarian House, 20 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3Z9 or email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Jessica at 613-722-6690
Current Job Postings: There are no positions currently available
As an employer, Unitarian takes pride in its outstanding and dedicated staff. The average length of employment is 15 to 20 years, an indication of the job satisfaction of our employees and a factor in providing a sense of continuity for residents who are greeted and supported by familiar faces and voices.
Our staff members are carefully selected, not only for the skills required to carry out the work but for overall personal suitability. Each staff member is expected to be friendly and patient under all circumstances, and workloads are designed to allow staff the time they need to be pleasantly supportive of residents’ needs. All staff members are trained to treat residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. Take a stroll through our common living areas and you will hear the cheerful voices of staff and residents interacting with one another.
In keeping with our high regard for our staff, Unitarian House maintains a budget for staff development and training. Staff members spend some portion of their time attending training programs off location, funded through this budget. We have also developed a mandatory set of in-house training tutorials in accordance with the Retirement Home Regulatory Act that are completed yearly We have also developed a core set of in-house training programs that run monthly. These include: back care, infection control, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), health and safety, fire protection, the prevention of elder abuse, privacy and confidentiality. An in-house Dementia Capable Care Program has recently been implemented, as mandated by the new Ontario Retirement Homes legislation, and is mandatory for all staff. All staff members are trained to treat residents with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Jobs at Unitarian House include: nursing staff, personal support workers, administrative staff, kitchen/dining room staff, cleaning and building maintenance staff and activity staff.
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