East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Personal Care Assistant in East Boston, Massachusetts
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Assists PACE Center participants with personal care, restorative rehabilitation, meals, group and individual activities. Accompanies participants on transportation as needed to ensure safety. May be assigned to assist supported housing participants with morning care. Actively contributes to the operations of the Day Center by contributing ideas for the activities program and offering suggestions to improve daily operations. Contributes to participant care planning and assessment through reports to the Activities Coordinator, PACE Center Nurses and Rehabilitation staff.
Full-time position to assist PACE Center participants with personal care, restorative rehabilitation, meals, group and individual activities. Actively contributes to the operations of the Day Center by contributing ideas for the activities program and offering suggestions to improve daily operations. HS Diploma/GED required. HHA Certification also required.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, includes holiday rotation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Greets participants upon arrival and helps them to get settled for the day. Assists with serving coffee on arrival and with noon meal service and cleanup.Provides supervision and encouragement when needed.
Attends daily morning report.
Reports participant concerns to appropriate staff members.
Prepares participants for departure in the afternoon by assisting with clothing and escorting to the vans.
Accompanies participants on the van to ensure safety during transport when necessary.
Assists participants with ADLs per assignment, as defined in care plan and as needed, for example when a participant requests assistance with toileting.
Accompanies participants to appointments as assigned.
Carries out simple treatments under the direction of nursing staff, including simple catheter care, skin checks during personal care.
Qualifications and Requirements
High School graduate or GED.
Certification as Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide REQUIRED
A minimum of one year experience working with the elderly or other frail populations.
Care and respect for frail elders.
Creativity and confidence in leading group activities.
Flexibility, initiative, and organizational skills. Bilingual a plus.
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Striving to be an employer of choice, we offer progressive benefits, a variety of schedules, and the satisfaction of working with a diverse workforce whose unity of purpose is a real force for achievement. Plus, our Education & Training Institute is an attractive resource for many of our employees who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers.
Medical & Dental Coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers
401(K) Retirement Plan
Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts
Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time
A Generous Staff Development Benefit
Excellent Malpractice Coverage
A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support
And Much More…