Personal Care Assistant
Wage: Starting $14.50 an hour depending on experience and certifications
Hours: Full-time PM and NOC Shift available – must be willing to work evenings & week-ends
There’s nothing quite like a heart-felt greeting with a smile. Our Personal Care Assistants (PCA’s) can have the opportunity to give our residents that feeling every day. This position can be an incredibly fulfilling role for detail-focused individuals who enjoy multi-tasking work responsibilities while building meaningful relationships.Our Care Team expectations are to provide exceptional personal care services and daily supervision to each resident in a pleasant, courteous, and respectful manner; while promoting and supporting his/her personal rights, overall well-being, and service satisfaction.
Overall, qualified candidates must possess motivation, skill, and ability to learn and adapt to internal on-line systems; ability to adapt quickly to daily demands/circumstances; contribute his/her knowledge and experience to the team; and demonstrate strong work ethics.
Care Team Members are responsible to observe and provide 24-hour supervision, personal care, and other assistance as needed to all assisted living and memory care residents with regard to the Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), health and safety, mobility, dining, hygiene, activities, housekeeping, and various other service needs, according to Company policies, procedures, and protocol, to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations. Participate and assist others in planning, preparation, and clean-up with resident daily activities, dining, special community events, and other related extracurricular activities. At all times address residents and others in a pleasant, courteous, and respectful manner; while promoting and supporting his/her personal rights, overall well-being, and service satisfaction.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with residents, co-workers, and others; readily take direction from the management personnel; and independently follow through on assignments.
- Competent knowledge, skill, and ability to read, understand, and follow written and verbal directives.
- Ability to gently govern, encourage, constructively influence, enlist, and inspire resident participation and interaction with others.
- Ability to adapt quickly to daily demands/circumstances; contribute his/her knowledge and experience to the team and demonstrate strong work ethics.
- Self-directed, possess effective time management and multi-tasking skills to quickly prioritize appropriately job tasks, schedules, and recordkeeping responsibilities.
- Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner, such as with a diverse group of residents, visiting guest, family members, regulatory agents, and various personnel.
- Consistently arrive to work on time, clock in/out appropriately, and cooperate in a courteous, respectful manner with pass-down to co-workers, according to assigned schedule, Company protocol, and government regulations.
- Proficiency in basic computer skills. Ability to learn new computer concepts.
- At all times display and maintain a positive attitude, team spirit, and confidential etiquette to cooperate and assist others.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Adhere to all Lenity Senior Living Policies and Procedures, as well as, regulatory agencies requirements; such as, HIPAA, Resident Care, Company Dress Code, Harassment Policy, Scheduling, Punctuality, Recordkeeping, etc.
- Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job; including, but limited to, maintaining a stationary position for extended amounts of time, moving about the facility quickly when necessary, frequently transporting, positioning or removing items weighing up to 50 pounds, performing personal care on a patient who weighs up to 300 pounds, utilizing proper body mechanics such as bending, twisting, squatting, while performing physical work, and using fine motor skills.
- Possess and/or ability to obtain certain necessary certifications as required by law.
Minimum Education, Certification, License, and Experience Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a High School diploma or equivalent certification. Prefer a minimum of 6 month’s previous work experience in a geriatric environment; such as, an assisting living, memory care, long-term care, and/or other entity that provides aging adult care.
- Clear and unexpired Health and Welfare and Idaho State Police background check and/or willingness to obtain on/or before hire and maintain in good standing throughout employment.
- CPR/First Aide and Food & Safety Handlers current certification and/or willingness to obtain within the first 30 days of hire and maintain on-going certification throughout employment.
- Read, write, and speak proficient English, effectual bi-lingual skills a plus.
- Medication Distribution Certification a plus (will train candidate with reliable employment history)
Important Note: Lenity Senior Living promotes a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. EEO employer. The company reserves the right to change, add to, or delete items from the job description at any time with or without prior notice.
Thank you for your interest in Lenity Senior Living. All applicants must email a resume or a ten-year job history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include which position you are applying for–we will contact you shortly.