Position Title: Staff Certified Home Health Aide

Paraprofessional Lynn - Job Code #

Location: Lynn, MA
Department: Paraprofessional
All Care Division: ACR

HOURS/SCHEDULE: Full Time 37.5 Hours
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POSITION SUMMARY: Assist clients with personal care and home management as instructed by the professional and documented on the written plan of care.

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriately confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment. All Care expects each employee to report to work on time and to keep unplanned absences to a minimum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Client Care 

Accepts client cases, wherever needed, to meet client and Agency needs. 

Understands and follows client Care Plan as directed by primary clinician. 

Supervises and assists clients with Activities of Daily Living with demonstrated skill. 

Observes and reports any changes in the client's condition and environmental situation.

Professionalism 

Arrives on time, prepared to perform duties. 

Attends in-services regularly.

Communication 

Carries a beeper during schedule time, and responds appropriately and timely to meet the needs of the client and agency. 

Communicates with scheduling staff, supervisors and clients, especially any changes or variation in schedule. 

Document home health aide services provided and submit paperwork in a timely manner. 

Identify the client's non-verbal communication in relation to pain and report to the supervisor. 

Maintain a good understanding of the grieving process and accepts client's wishes.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience, Education and Licensure
Minimum of eighth grade education; high school diploma or GED preferred. Must be a mature person of at least 18 years of age who has successfully completed a Certified Home Health Aide Training Program (minimum of 75 hours), and has demonstrated competency.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be Certified as a Home Health Aide in Massachusetts. Must have a valid driver’s license and valid car registration. Must attend in-service education, a minimum of 12 hours per Calendar year, which must include those designated as mandatory.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.

Contact Information:
Please contact Laurie Proulx,  Recruiter
All Care, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901
Email: lproulx@allcare.org
Phone: 781-244-1150
Fax: 781-586-1636