Personal Attendant Caregiver

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 Job Summary

 A Personal Attendant is a caregiver who provides companionship and personal care services for individuals who because of, their age or infirmity, are unable to care for themselves.  A Personal Attendant provides for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for the client.  A Personal Attendant performs companionship activities, meal preparation, and various light house keeping tasks related to the independent living of the client that cannot be performed by the client alone.  Personal Attendants work in the clients’ residence.

 Essential Functions

  •  Adheres to Right at Home policies and procedures.
  • Performs work under the supervision of the Staffing Coordinator/Case Manager.
  • Provides companionship for the client including accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, and assistance with hobbies, etc.
  • Performs household work such as bed making, washing of clothes, and other similar services related to the independent living of the client that cannot be performed by the client alone.
  • Performs homemaking activities contained in the Client Home Record which include, but are not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, and cleaning bathrooms so long as performance of these activities does not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the Personal Attendant’s weekly work hours.
  • Prepares meals and snacks for client according to client/family and/or supervisor’s instructions.  May perform grocery shopping, if prearranged with the office.
  • The Personal Attendant performs duties of personal care for the patient (bathing, dressing, or hygiene, toileting activities and feeding), transferring and ambulation activities, and range of motion exercises.
  • The Personal Attendant is responsible for preparing written documentation of the service provided to the client on a daily basis.
  • The Personal Attendant should not contact the physician directly, but rather refer all questions or reports to their supervisor.

 The Personal Attendant will NOT perform any of the following:

  •  Administering of any medications, ointments, eye drops, etc.
  • General or heavy household chores such as washing walls, waxing floors, washing windows, etc.
  • Household repairs or maintenance
  • Cutting the fingernails or toenails of any client

 Working Conditions/Environment

  • A Personal Attendant primarily works in the client’s place of residence, some travel is required. 
  • Shift times and days will vary with client needs.

 Note/Special Instructions

  •  A Personal Attendant may be called upon to perform additional tasks as required by their supervisor

 Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Availability

  •  High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate preferred.
  • The Personal Attendant shall have successfully completed a written Competency Evaluation.
  • Must have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, and the ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
  • Must have two years verifiable caregiving experience or one year of experience if certified as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant or Home Health Aid.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English as required to perform the job.
  • Have valid driver’s license and use of an insured automobile for work.

 Working Conditions/Environment

 A Personal Attendant primarily works in the client’s place of residence, some travel is required.  Shift times and days will vary with client needs.

 Note/Special Instructions

 A Personal Attendant may be called upon to perform additional tasks as required by their supervisor.

Pay Rate

$10.00 to $12. per hour

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