Gig Harbor, WA
(253) 509-0728

Home Care Aide (HCA) - Peninsula

A Home Care Aide or homemaker/companion provides for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.  Performs various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their residences.  

Essential Functions

  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. May shop for groceries.
  • Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred. 
  • Completion of a written Competency Evaluation. 
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.

 

Training/Experience Requirements

Applicants must have completed either 75 hours of training per I-1029 requirements or will have worked for 8 hours for an assisted or independent living, home care agency, rehab/nursing home or transitional care, and completed 5 hours of training requirements from a certified instructor, and must have First Aid/CPR, and a clean 2-step TB test.  You will need to be able to pass a thorough background check and drug screen.

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