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JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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COMPANION

Description:
• Home Care Companions provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Home care may include light housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship, respite, and advice on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
• Home Care Companions are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationship:
• Reports to Supervisor any changes with client health or need of care, including information about
falls, hospitalizations or suspected abuse.
Responsibilities/Activities:
• Provide companionship, friendship.
• Talk, listen, share experiences, play games/cards, read to client etc.
• Help keep clients in contact with family, friends and the outside world.
• Provide transportation to medical appointments.
• Accompany clients to recreational and/or social events.
• Assist with plans for visits and outings.
• Write or type letters/correspondence.
• Organize and read mail.
• Plan trips and outings and possibly travel with clients.
• Teach/perform meal planning and preparation.
• Perform light housekeeping.
• Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.
• Ensure service is delivered in accordance with Agency policies, procedures, and industry standards.
• Monitor supplies and resources.
• Follow the written care plan.
• Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
• Observe the client’s functioning and report to Supervisor.
• Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
• Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
• Make decisions and solve problems.
• Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
• Attend orientation, in-service training sessions, and staff meetings.
Required Knowledge:
• Knowledge of home management skills.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services, including needs determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction.
• Knowledge of the English language.
• Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understand why they react as they do.
• The ability to establishing and maintain relationships.
• The ability to teach others.
• The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.
• The ability to apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.
• The ability to understand written and oral instructions.
• The ability to communicate information orally and in writing.
• The ability to listen and understand the spoken word.
• The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
• The ability to suggest a number of ideas on a subject.
• The ability to provide advice and consultation to others.
• The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
• The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.
Physical and Mental Demands:
• Good physical and mental health.
• Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk,
hear and see.
• Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.
• Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.
Qualifications/Education:
• Current driver’s license (if transporting clients).
• Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage (if transporting clients).
Training/Experience:
• May require related experience.
• May required similar social and cultural backgrounds with some clients.

Homemaker:

Description:
• Homemakers provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need
assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other
inflictions. Home care may include housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation,
companionship and respite,
• Homemakers are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful
manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationship
• Reports to Supervisor any changes with client health or need of care, including information about
falls, hospitalizations or suspected abuse.
Responsibilities/Activities:
• Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
• Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money, in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Supervisor.
• Assist with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a Physician and as identified in the care plan.
• Escort to errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan.
• Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching
information for them.
• Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.
• Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and
practices.
• Monitor supplies and resources.
• Evaluate the program and make recommendations to it, as indicated.
• Follow the written care plan.
• Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
• Observe the client’s functioning and report to Supervisor.
• Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
• Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
• Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
• Make decisions and solve problems.
• Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
• Observe, receive and obtain information from relevant sources.

Required Knowledge:
• Knowledge of home management skills.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services, including needs
determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction.
• Knowledge of the English language.
• Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries including emergency first aid
and CPR.
• Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understand why they react as they do.
• The ability to establishing and maintain relationships.
• The ability to teach others.
• The ability to apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.
• The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.
• The ability to understand written and oral instructions.
• The ability to communicate information orally so others understand.
• The ability to communicate in writing so others understand.
• The ability to listen and understand the spoken word.
• The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
• The ability to suggest a number of ideas on a subject.
• The ability to perform activities that use the whole body.
• The ability to handle and move objects and people.
• The ability to provide advice and consultation to others.
• The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
• The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.
Physical and Mental Demands:
• Good physical and mental health.
• Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see.
• Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.
• Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.
Qualifications/Education
• Current driver’s license.
• Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.
Training/Experience:
• May require related experience.

Personal Care Attendant:

Description:
• Personal Care Attendants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other
inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship, and respite,
• Personal Care Attendants are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and
respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationship:
• Reports to Supervisor any changes with client health or need of care, including information about
falls, hospitalizations or suspected abuse.

Responsibilities/Activities:
Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:

  1. bathing
  2. shaving
  3. feeding
  4. toileting
  5. ambulation
  6. positioning
  7. mouth care
  8. medication reminding
  9. dressing
  10. exercise
  11. skin care
  12. transferring
  13. hair care

• Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.
• Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
• Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.
• Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.
• Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Supervisor.
• Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a Physician and as identified in the care plan.
• Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan.
• Assist clients with communication by writing correspondence for them or researching information for them.
• Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.
• Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
• Monitor supplies and resources.
• Follow the written care plan.
• Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
• Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor.
• Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Supervisor.
• Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
• Attend orientation, in-service training sessions, and staff meetings.
• Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
• Make decisions and solve problems.
• Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
• Observe, receive and obtain information from relevant sources.

Required Knowledge:
• Knowledge of personal care and home management skills.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal care services, including needs determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction.
• Knowledge of the techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries including emergency First
Aid and CPR.
• Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Current driver’s license.
• Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.
• The ability to competently assist clients with their activities of daily living.
• The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• The ability to establish and maintain relationships.
• The ability to teach others and to listen actively.
• The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.
• The ability to apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.
• The ability to monitor and assess themselves, clients and effectiveness of service.
• The ability to understand written and oral instructions.
• The ability to communicate information orally so others understand.
• The ability to communicate in writing so others understand.
• The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
• The ability to suggest a number of ideas on a subject.
• The ability to perform activities that use the whole body.
• The ability to handle and move objects and people.
• The ability to provide advice and consultation to others.
• The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
• The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.
Physical and Mental Demands:
• Good physical and mental health.
• Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk,
hear and see.
• Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.
• Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.
Training/Experience:
• May require related experience and on the job training for new activities.

 

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