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Personal Care Attendant in Quinlan, TX at Jordan

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Quinlan, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/25/2018

Job Description

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT

 

Job Summary:

The Attendant fills a very important position at Jordan Health Services. During an orientation conference, which may be conducted in a client’s home, the Attendant is introduced to the client and the approved tasks to be performed by the Attendant are reviewed and explained. The Attendant goes into the home of his/her clients on a scheduled basis to provide personal care and/or household maintenance chores for the elderly and/or disabled individuals who cannot do so for themselves. This involves such things as cooking certain meals for the client, assisting with personal care, transferring and ambulating, shopping, escorting and cleaning the client’s home. The Attendant spends a lot of time with clients in their home, and therefore must be very compassionate, patient and responsible. He/she must also be constantly aware of the client’s safety and well-being and be ready to assist in emergencies.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • One (1) year’s experience as an attendant providing personal care services, preferred.
  • Certified Nurse Aid or Home Health Aid, preferred.
  • Have the ability to read and write, understand and carry out instructions.
  • Have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, the elderly and the disabled.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age; a high school graduate or be enrolled in a vocational education program.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history check, a random drug test.
  • Must be able to provide own dependable transportation to and from client’s home.

 

Risk Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens):   High risk

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate to heavy lifting on occasions.
  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on an as required basis.
  • Ability to work for an extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity