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ADULT DAY CARE ASSISTANTPosted: 09/27/2018

 NATURE OF WORK

The Adult Day Care Assistant position is a paraprofessional position under the supervision of the Adult Day Health Care Director. This is a Fair Labor Standards Act Non-Exempt position. A person in this position is responsible for providing personal, emotional, cognitive and physical care of an adult participant. Every employee is required to adhere to Council on Aging of West Florida policies and procedures and abide by strictly defined instructions, rules and regulations.

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

• Assist participants with eating and drinking

• Assist participants with toileting 

• Assist participants with grooming as needed (this may include changing soiled clothing)

• Assist with ambulation and physical exercise

• Assist with transferring upon arrival/departure to include walking, wheelchairs, walkers and canes 

• Assist with transferring to accommodate functionally impaired participants

• Prepare and serve light meals and snacks

• Promote daily activities and socialization; being the active leader when assigned

• Assist with cognitive exercises and activities; being the active leader when assigned

• Assist with keeping a clean safe environment

• Complete documentation and reports accurately

• Other duties as assigned by the Adult Day Health Care Director

(NOTE: These examples are intended as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position)

BASIC TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• High School Diploma or GED

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and to complete reports

• Good communication skills 

• Ability to relate to and interact with the elderly and disabled

• Previous experience and/or training as a nursing assistant or attendant 

• Previous experience with toileting and transferring elderly adults preferred

• CNA strongly preferred 

• Ability to lift and transport clients

• Ability to relate to and interact with the elderly and disabled

• Agency paid pre-employment examination and health screening required

• Successful completion of Standard First Aid and Adult CPR training required

The Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc. reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

Positions located within the adult day care center require drug/alcohol testing, successful completion of Level II background screening and physical examination as a condition of employment. 

EOE/AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYER, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SALARY:  $9/hour plus paid time off, holiday pay, retirement plan

HOURS:  M-F, no nights or weekends

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  APPLY ON WEBSITE OR IN PERSON AT 875 ROYCE STREET, PENSACOLA, FL. 

COMPLETED AGENCY JOB DESCRIPTION REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

 

 

 

 

 

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