Personal Care Attendant/Caregiver

US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
6 months ago
Job ID
2017-1131
# of Openings
1
Category
Health Care

Overview

Provides personal care and assistance with daily living activities to clients in their homes.

Responsibilities

• Assists clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) within the home, including but not limited to preparing and serving meals, washing laundry, light housekeeping transportation referrals, and exercise.
• Assists clients with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting and hygiene.
• Assists clients with transfers from lying down to sitting, sitting to standing, in and out of vehicles, etc., medication reminders, medical equipment, checking blood sugar.
• Transports clients to and from various locations for shopping, banking, and appointments following a pre-established schedule or on an on-call basis; adjusts schedules as required.
• Maintains a healthy and safe environment; and ensures client’s health and safety while in their care.
• Maintains caregiver activity log and monthly activity checklists.
• Attends all required JHHS trainings and meetings.
• Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Qualifications

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.

 

Education and Experience:  High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). 

 

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

• Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

• CPR, First Aid and Food Handler’s certification within (60) days of date of employment.

 

Knowledge of:

• Safety principles, practices, methods and equipment related to the work.
• Laws, rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in the state of New Mexico.
• Safe work practices and sanitation related to food preparation and service.
• Customer service and public relations methods and practices.
• Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.

 

Skills in:

• Understanding and following oral and written directions.
• Driving a vehicle skillfully and safely.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
• Dealing effectively and patiently with disabled individuals and others needing special assistance.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
• Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with clients.
• Working as a member of a team.

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