Samaritas Caregiver II - Direct Care Worker in Midland, Michigan

Requisition Number

16-2193

Post Date

11/27/2016

Title

Caregiver II - Direct Care Worker

City

Midland

State

MI

Service Community

Mid-Michigan

Service Line

Home & Community

Department

444405 - Mid MI - In-Home Services

Employee Type

Full Time

Shift

Varied

Work Hours

Varied

Union Position

No

Weekends and/or Holidays Required

Yes

Description

Immediate caregiver needed in the Midland, Michigan area! This position has a pay rate of $9.35/hour.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides personal assistance and support to clients in their home or other living facilities. Transports clients to various activities.

JOB EXPECTATIONS (Essential Functions, Specific Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Participate in the Person Center Planning (PCP) and goal setting for the growth and development of clients served.

  • Provide personal support services to persons served, including but not limited to mobility/ lifting/transferring, bathing and personal hygiene, laundry and grooming, meal preparation and mealtime assistance.

  • Provide personal health care services including but not limited to administering medications and medical treatments, infection control, Range of Motion exercises, and other care in accordance with individual service plan and needs.

  • Assist clients with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, social and recreational skills, financial management, and activities in the community.

  • Schedule and transport clients to various appointments and activities.

  • Complete all required documentation for services performed.

  • Work independently between sites and cooperatively with other staff to assure quality of service for each individual.

Additional Responsibilities

  • May be required to assist supervisor with all aspects of on-site quality assurance (e.g. care plan implementation, safety, documentation review, scheduling and assignment of doctor’s appointments.)

  • May be required to assume pager/on-call responsibility for assigned area on rotation with supervisor.

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING and LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

  • Successful completion of required training.

EXPERIENCE

  • One year direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.

  • Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to safely lift persons served with appropriate equipment, and transport as necessary.

  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record; reliable ongoing personal transportation suitable for safely transporting clients; current automobile registration and proof of automobile insurance.

  • Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.

  • Maybe required to participate in on-call shift rotation. Ability to work the shifts when staff “call off” during assigned pager rotation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V/AA