At PACE Southeast Michigan (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), we strive to be the most outstanding and innovative senior care service provider in Southeast Michigan. We are looking to expand to multiple sites within the next 5 years with a goal to service over 2600 eligible seniors. Our talented staff includes Primary Care Physicians, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Life Enrichment Specialists, Social Workers and an ensemble of caring support staff members. PACE is a drug-free workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer and promote diversity in the workplace. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages. When you join PACE you make a difference in the lives of others. PACE employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screenings.
HELPING HANDS ATTENDANT
Under the supervision of the Center Manager, Team Lead PCA, and Home Care Coordinator. Responsible for assisting participants with laundry, housekeeping, and/or meal preparation, and other duties as assigned.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists with set up/meal preparation and encourages adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
- Performs light housekeeping of participant home such as making beds, changing linens, laundry, vacuum, removing trash, washing dishes, cleaning bathroom/kitchen, etc. to promote a clean, safe and healthy environment.
- Advises supervisor of any mistreatment of participants or misappropriation of property. Immediately reports to supervisor or management staff any participant or allegation of mistreatment, abuse/neglect or misappropriation.
- Works collaboratively with all other departments to ensure that the needs of participants are consistently met and that a clean, sanitary, and safe environment is maintained at all times.
- Build and maintains trusting relationships with participants and their families/caregivers, and provides emotional support as needed.
- Identifies/reports safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
- Uses Universal Precautions at all times.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Helping Hands Attendants are not required to do any heavy lifting of furniture, wiping of walls or baseboards.
- No exchange of money, credit, or debit cards.
- No shopping or paying bills for participants or caregivers.
- Helping Hands Attendants are not responsible for cleaning up after caregivers or other family members.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Change bed linen only in participants room
- Make bed
- Light dusting of bedside tables
- Hanging/folding clothes
- Laundry for participant only
- Mop kitchen floors
- Sweep kitchen floor
- Empty trash
- Wipe counters and kitchen tables
- Wipe surface of stove
- Wash participants dishes only if meals are prepared by participant or Helping Hands Attendant
- Sweep and mop floor
- Empty trash
- Clean commode/toilet
- Clean sink and vanity
- Wash out bathtub
CLEAN LIVING ROOM
- Vacuum floor/hallway
- Light dusting of tables only
- Must have acquired high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must have a minimum of one year of experience working with a frail or elderly population.
- Must be able to multi-task, work independently and in a team setting.
- Must be a self- motivator and organized.
- Must have current valid driver’s license and insurance, Michigan preferred.
- Required to have reliable transportation to make home visits.
- Exposure to, or previous relevant experience or training and skills in housekeeping, good health practices, observation, reporting, and record keeping. Additionally, skills, knowledge, and/or experience with food preparation, safe food handling procedures, and reporting and identifying abuse and neglect are highly desirable.
- Must maintain current knowledge of and adhere to required regulatory compliance by governing entities, HIPAA and PACE specific regulations.
SPECIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions.
- Working knowledge of Universal Precautions.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and good organizational skills.
- Willingness to accept additional responsibility.
- Ability to work effectively and in a collegial manner with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
MENTAL & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Pressures related to dealing with the concerns and emotional needs of participants and their families, fulfilling scheduling requirements, etc.
- Ability to relate to those participants with dementia and/or developmentally disabled.
- Normal participant care environment with minimal exposure to communicable diseases when using standards precaution methods.
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
- May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, disease, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc. including potential to TB, AIDS, Bedbugs, and/or Hepatitis B virus.
- Work may involve occasional travel to multiple homes.
This position is contingent/on-call.