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Family Service Association - Fall River Program Aide ( per diem) in Fall River, Massachusetts

Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 130-year tradition of high quality.

Adult Day Health is a medically-based program that helps the participant remain independent while promoting good health and well being. Adult Day Health helps participants to reach their highest level of independence and functioning.

We are hiring per diem Program Aides to be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Adult Day Health Program Aide shall assist the RN, Activity Director and Program Coordinator with the day-to-day implementation of the goals and therapeutic activities set forth by the programs daily operation.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Maintain individual participant records to include program notes and daily activity logs as assigned.

  • Observe, report, and document participant status and care and services provided.

  • Assist the Program Coordinator through the design of new ideas to increase and ensure program growth and quality.

  • Assist with basic nursing care, including:

  • Reporting all changes in body functions

  • Obtaining and recording vital signs

  • Assisting with personal care skills and safe participant personal hygiene and grooming.

  • Assisting with ADL’s with various levels of functioning, including basic restorative nursing

  • Recognizing, responding to, and reporting basic emergencies, following proper procedures, including the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR.

  • Assist Program Coordinator with the implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Assist and encourage participants with opportunities for socialization, education, group interaction and recreation.

  • Assist in set up, implementation and breakdown of daily scheduled activities. Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

  • Assist with meal procurement, service, and delivery and clean up in accordance with sanitary food preparation and USDA standards.

  • Assist with the ADL needs of the participants as warranted.

  • Ability to provide services outlined in this job description at any of the three Adult Day Health sites as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

  • Respond to the reasonable expectations of the Agency and/or supervisors.

This position requires a high school diploma and must possess one year experience working with adults or the chronically disabled, and an ability to work with others as part of a team and communicate effectively. CPR and First Aid certification is required. Must have CNA certification or demonstrated competence per DPH regulations.

As an alternate Van Driver, candidates must possess a current Class D driver's license and safe driving record with no more than one moving violation within the preceding two years. A valid MA 7D license is suggested. Candidates must pass a drug and alcohol test in addition to being enrolled in a drug consortium for random testing.

Candidates must also pass CORI and CPS (child protective services) background checks.

Spanish and Portuguese speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.

Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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