I know thisis a forum for nurses, but I have seen a few support workers around on other posts.
I am waiting for CNO to work through my application for eligibility to sit the CRNE. In the mean time, I have secured work as a PSW in home care.
I just wated to see the pay and conditions are being offered in home health care.
I receive a low hourly rate, and they pay travel time between clients. My clients are separated by 15 minute windows to allow travel. The travel time is taken from google maps - so if that says 7 mins, that is what you are paid for - does not take into account traffic, weather conditions etc. I have just found out that they dont pay mileage! So I use my own fuel to travel from client to client. Is this how it usually is? I know that we should not be paid for mileage and travel time to the first clients house, but surely mileage expenses should be paid for work travel?
As i am new to canada, I am not sure if this is the norm - so thought I would ask on here...... Would love to compare notes with other home care workers.