Personal Care Provider -Home Care PT
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Description

We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!

Making a difference in the lives of others – that’s what working at Volunteers of America is all about. Our healthcare professionals have the opportunity each and every day to make a difference in the lives of older adults. From improving our residents’ quality of life, to creating peace of mind for them and their families, our team members know that as a part of our community, they are changing lives.

We are currently hiring for Personal Care Providers to complete home care visits in our senior client's homes. You will use your vehicle to drive to senior citizens homes and you will assist them with tasks they can no longer do by themselves and use your training. We pay for your mileage and driving time in between home visits.

We will train you but you must have some experience working with the elderly either on the job, as a volunteer, or helping to take care of an elderly relative or friend.

Part-time home care hours available: 

Must work every other weekend, working a shift between the hours of 8 am-8 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Monday through Friday working a split shift between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm. Split shifts are between 7-9 am or 7-10 am in the morning and 3-5 or 3-9 later in the day.

Part-Time Benefits of working for 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
PTO for full-time staff
Positive work environment
Paid training/Continuing education
We welcome new graduates
We value seasoned/experienced staff
Casual positions available to accommodate students
A variety in your daily duties
Supportive managers
Fast paced, low stress working environment

Insurance Benefits offered when working 24 hours or more a week:
Dental
Flexible Spending Account
Vision
Legal
Life
Accident
Critical Illness
Short-Term Disabilities
Retirement
Pet
ID Theft
Loan Program

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist participants with ADL’s (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) as assigned or needed.
  1. Assists participants with restorative and supportive care (including ambulating, positioning, transferring, skin care, personal care, etc.) as assigned or needed.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Implements in-home services plan of care; contacts supervisor with any clarifications.
  1. Reports pertinent information regarding participants in a timely manner to appropriate team members and supervisor.
  1. Participates in participants’ plan of care through cooperation with Interdisciplinary Team.
  1. Performs other tasks as assigned by In-Home Services Manager or designee as instructed.
  1. Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
  1. Follows all Senior CommUnity Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
  1. Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
  1. Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.
  1. Maintains safe working environment. Follows Senior CommUnity Care Safety policies and procedures.
  1. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  2. Performs other duties as required or requested.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Requirements

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.

  1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  1. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Snapshot

About Us

Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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