About the Role
• Personal Care Assistants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite,
• Personal Care Assistants are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
• Reports to Manager/QP.
Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:
- bathing - shaving - ambulation
- mouth care - dressing - exercise
- hair care - feeding - toileting
- nail care - positioning - medication reminding
- skin care - transferring
¨ Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.
¨ Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
¨ Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.
¨ Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.
¨ Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Manager/QP.
¨ Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance as identified on the care plan.
¨ Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan.
¨ Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them.
¨ Follow the written care plan.
¨ Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to Manager/QP.
¨ Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Manager/QP.
¨ Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
¨ Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
¨ Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
¨ Performs other duties as required.
¨ Knowledge of personal care and home management skills.
¨ Knowledge of first aid and recommend CPR training.
¨ Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.
¨ The ability to competently assist clients with their activities of daily living.
¨ The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
¨ The ability to listen actively.
¨ The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.
¨ The ability to understand written and oral instructions.
¨ The ability to communicate information orally and/or in writing so others understand.
¨ The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
¨ The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
¨ The ability to perform activities that use the whole body.
¨ The ability to handle and move objects and people.
¨ The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
¨ The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.
Physical and Mental Demands:
¨ Good physical and mental health.
¨ Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see.
¨ Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.
¨ Current driver’s license.
¨ Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.
¨ May require related experience.
¨ On the job training for new activities.
About the Company
Lake Country Home Care is a full-service paraprofessional home care agency in Central Minnesota.