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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Personal Care Assistant in 26 Sturgis Street - PACE Winthrop, Massachusetts

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Time Type:

Full time

Department:

PACE Wellness Center

All Locations:

26 Sturgis Street - PACE Winthrop

Description:

Personal Care Assistant assists PACE Center participants with personal care, restorative rehabilitation, meals, group and individual activities. Accompanies participants on transportation as needed to ensure safety. May be assigned to assist supported housing participants with morning care. Actively contributes to the operations of the Day Center by contributing ideas for the activities program and offering suggestions to improve daily operations. Contributes to participant care planning and assessment through reports to the Activities Coordinator, PACE Center Nurses and Rehabilitation staff. Certificate as CNA or Home Health Aide required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greets participants upon arrival and helps them to get settled for the day. Assists with serving coffee on arrival and with noon meal service and cleanup.Provides supervision and encouragement when needed.

  • Attends daily morning report.

  • Reports participant concerns to appropriate staff members.

  • Prepares participants for departure in the afternoon by assisting with clothing and escorting to the vans.

  • Accompanies participants on the van to ensure safety during transport when necessary.

  • Assists participants with ADLs per assignment, as defined in care plan and as needed, for example when a participant requests assistance with toileting.

  • Accompanies participants to appointments as assigned.

  • Carries out simple treatments under the direction of nursing staff, including simple catheter care, skin checks during personal care.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School graduate or GED.

  • Certification as Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide.

  • A minimum of one year experience working with the elderly or other frail populations.

  • Care and respect for frail elders.

  • Creativity and confidence in leading group activities.

  • Flexibility, initiative, and organizational skills. Bilingual a plus.

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