Home Care Associate

Make a difference?in your life and the lives of others.
Join Country Meadows At Home as a Home Care Associate and enjoy a flexible schedule caring for others. Ideal for students, retirees, stay at home parents, empty nesters and others who appreciate spending time with seniors in a flexible position. You have the opportunity to make a difference with your companionship, assistance with errands, non-medical personal care and medication reminders. Plus, we provide on the job training. It is the best of both worlds: provide one on one care to residents in their Country Meadows apartments while working among other dedicated co-workers on a vibrant campus. We welcome you to join our Team of professional & compassionate caregivers serving the Allentown and Bethlehem campuses.
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EOE
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Holiday Paid Incentive
Birthday as a holiday
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
$2 meals in Country Meadows facility
Banking programs & credit union membership
Referral award
Uniforms provided
Free access to Wellness Coaches
Smoking Cessation rewards & Aid reimbursement
Discounts on auto, homeowners, renters and pet insurance
Discounts on wireless service
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Home Care Associate
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The home care associate is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a geriatric care specialist and assists older adults with daily living activities at one of our Country Meadows and/or Ecumenical facilities as necessary to meet the client's needs. The home care associate is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.
The home care associate will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client's care.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities of the home care associate include, but are not limited to, the following:
Providing personal care which may include assistance with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, toileting activities including incontinence care, medication reminders, skin care to prevent breakdown, changing bed linen, monitoring oxygen, assistance with ambulation and transfers, keeping client's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate.
Providing companion/homemaker services which may include meal planning and cooking, light housekeeping, personal laundry, home organizing such as cleaning closets, sorting photos, etc., shopping and errands, pet care, letter writing/correspondence, encouraging independence such as walks, light exercises, games, cards, maintaining scrap books, etc., escorting to doctor's appointments.
Promoting social and emotional support as needed and according to the customer service plan, which includes sensitivity to resident needs for both privacy and socialization, awareness and sensitivity to client limitations as well as assistance to overcome limitations.
Informing supervisor and /or Executive Director about any client needs, unusual events, suspicion of abuse, or condition/behavior changes.
Participating in the planning of client service needs by attending regularly scheduled team meetings.
Takes all appropriate safety precautions to minimize risk of injury to client, self and others.
Interacting and communicating with client and client's family in a manner that shows respect and promotes confidence in the co-worker's and the team's ability to meet their expectations. Refers family to geriatric care specialist or executive director for service/care concerns.
Participating in continuing education programs to promote self-development and contributing to the development of the team by helping new co-workers learn job tasks and responsibilities.
Documenting and maintaining all pertinent client-related information according to company policies and regulatory requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB LIMITATIONS
The home care associate will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State of Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the home care associate will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse.
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Exhibits a positive customer service attitude which includes respect, empathy, friendliness and willingness to assist others, consistent completion of job duties, well groomed appearance.
Is punctual, dependable and displays personal initiative to complete work without constant supervision, by reliable work attendance, ability to self-motivate and work independently, and by taking responsibility to address work related problems with the proper individuals.
Is honest and trustworthy.
Communication skills that include careful listening, sensitivity to the emotions attached to the message, thoughtful responses, timely and accurate reporting to appropriate people. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and comprehend same.
Commitment to confidentiality that pertains to both client and co-worker information.
Relates personal information only to appropriate supervisory co-workers.
Demonstrates skill in judging the importance and urgency of events. Recognizes a client- related problem that is within the HCA's scope to address and recognizes when assistance is needed.
Approaches work with a flexible attitude. Can change course of activity with
changing client demands without experiencing undue stress or frustration.
Satisfactorily completes the company home care certification course.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Standing, walking, twisting, bending, pushing, kneeling, stooping, stretching and supporting a minimum of 70 pounds.
Occasional lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds. Workplace includes Country Meadows and Ecumenical facilities, automobile, home care office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Entry level position. Prior home care experience preferred.
Certification/License: Current CPR and 1st aid certification preferred.
Valid driver's license from the state of Pennsylvania.
Must be capable of safely operating automobile.
Should not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of self and others. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers. Must present a neat, clean appearance and demonstrate a positive, cheerful attitude.
EOE
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