Volunteers of America
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Personal Care Provider Home Care
at Volunteers of America
We are currently hiring for a Personal Care Providers - Caregivers - to complete home care visits in our senior client's homes located in the Durham, NC area. Must have reliable transportation and enjoy helping the elderly.
Benefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA):
At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:
- Flexible scheduling and consistent hours
- Competitive pay
- Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
- Positive work environment
- Paid training/Continuing education
- We welcome new graduates
- We value seasoned/experienced staff
- A variety in your daily duties
- Supportive managers
- Fast paced, low stress working environment
- Flexible Spending Account
- Loan Program
- ID Theft
- Insurances offered:
- critical illness
- short-term disabilities
SHIFT: Must work every other weekend and be available for shifts between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Will work in Day Center as needed.
Under the direction and supervision of the In-Home Services Manager is responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assist in providing a safe environment for the participants of Senior CommUnity Care. Functions as a member of Interdisciplinary Team.
- Assist participants with ADL's (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) as assigned or needed.
- Assists participants with restorative and supportive care (including ambulating, positioning, transferring, skin care, personal care, etc.) as assigned or needed.
- Assists participants with Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL's) (grocery shopping, cleaning, changing bed linens, laundry, meal preparation and other routine household care) as assigned. Orders supplies from Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) as needed.
- Documents services provided to participants consistently and accurately via approved system/ Daily Activity Record. Documentation is completed in a timely manner. Completes all participant documentation in the medical chart in a timely manner following Senior CommUnity Care procedure.
- Implements in-home services plan of care; contacts supervisor with any clarifications.
- Reports pertinent information regarding participants in a timely manner to appropriate team members and supervisor.
- Participates in participants' plan of care through cooperation with Interdisciplinary Team.
- Performs other tasks as assigned by In-Home Services Manager or designee as instructed.
- Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
- Follows all Senior CommUnity Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
- Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
- Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.
- Maintains safe working environment. Follows Senior CommUnity Care Safety policies and procedures.
- Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
- Performs other duties as required or requested.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
- Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience: A minimum of one year's experience in working with the frail or elderly population as a volunteer, taking care of an elderly relative or friend, or in a job.
- Skills and Knowledge:
- Basic knowledge of how to support frail or elderly in Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
- Knowledge of how to use and maintain in-home equipment (adaptive).
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, medical staff, and the public.
- Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Ability to work with frail and demented population.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.