Samaritas Caregiver - Direct Care Worker in Traverse City, Michigan

Requisition Number

16-2226

Post Date

11/29/2016

Title

Caregiver - Direct Care Worker

City

Traverse City

State

MI

Service Community

Northern MI

Service Line

Home & Community

Department

460404 - East Bay - Group Home

Employee Type

Contingent

Shift

Varied

Work Hours

Varied/8 Hour Shifts

Union Position

No

Weekends and/or Holidays Required

Yes

Description

Immediate Caregiver work in the Traverse City, Michigan area! This position has a pay rate at $11.00/hour. Perfect position if you have limited time but still want to help others!

JOB SUMMARY

Provide direct hands-on care and assistance in daily living to individuals living within assigned Center(s).

JOB EXPECTATIONS (Essential Functions, Specific Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Provide hands-on care and assistance to persons served including but not limited to mobility, lifting, transferring, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, laundry, meal preparation and mealtime assistance.

  • Assist persons served with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.

  • Assist in development of individuals’ social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities.

  • Complete and document consumer’s home-based programs as written by County Mental Health (CMH) personnel.

  • Provide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan.

  • Completion of “in-home” training, including CMH required training.

  • Pass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan.

  • Cooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center.

  • Transport individuals and drive agency vehicle as needed; assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle.

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING and LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

  • Attain and maintain all required certifications and training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.).

EXPERIENCE

  • 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 persons weighing up to 150 pounds.

  • Ability to feel pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.

  • Ability to transport persons in a wheel chair weighing up to 250 pounds.

  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

  • Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.

  • On-call shift coverage rotation required.

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