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Home Care Assistant

Company: Loomis Communities Inc
Location: South Hadley
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to work for a company where you can make a difference in the lives of older adults? The Loomis Communities offers Great Benefits including 403b retirement, PTO, sick time and more!Come and Join our New Home Care Program...We are looking for the following team members:Home Care Assistants and Home Care Companionsfor all three shiftsShifts will average 24 hrs/week with potential for more hoursWe are beginning our new program in the South Hadley location, but will be expanding to our Amherst and Springfield locations.Join the Loomis Team where you get to work alongside a dedicated team of professionals to impact the quality of life for our residents. The Loomis Communities is seeking talented certified nurse assistants, home care assistants, home care companions and resident assistants (certified and non-certified) to work in our beautiful communities.Summary Description:As a care partner, the Home Care Assistant is responsible for assisting with a variety of personal care services and homemaker tasks that support and enhances the person's desire to live at home safely with dignity, independence and choice The services provided will optimize the level of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual wellness or wellbeing. The Home Care Assistant works independently under the direction of the home care director and community's nurses using sound judgment in the implementation of the service plan. Must maintain a caring attitude towards residents at all times and be capable of good judgment in all situations.Essential Functions:* Performs job functions in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of The Loomis Communities. Adheres to The Loomis Communities Compliance and Ethics Program.* Demonstrates an awareness of, a respect for and attention to the diversity of the people with whom they interact (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that is reflected in attitudes, behavior and services.* Interacts with residents by providing direct personal care, medication reminders, escorts, transportation, shopping and supportive homemaker services for residents to promote independence and choice.* Maximizes residents' overall wellbeing through knowledge of residents' interests and using that knowledge to encourage residents to continue engaging in pursuits that foster continued wellness.* Attends to the wellbeing of residents and includes residents in decision making regarding their care in accordance with a personalized plan of care/service plan. Supports residents in daily living decision making regarding care and services in accordance with established service plans.* Maintains and completes required documentation.* Provides clear, timely communication related to changes in health, emotion and behaviors to direct supervisor.* Meets educational, training and competency requirements on time including SAMMS.* Responds to emergency situations in a prompt and calm manner and provides basic first aid care when needed within the limits of training and the policies of The Loomis Communities.Required Education:High School GraduatePreferred Education:Nursing or other health related undergraduate programsRequired Experience:Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health AidePreferred Experience:Six months previous experience working with some type of long term care client, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Home Health AideLicense:* Massachusetts Driver's License* Certified Nursing Assistant* CPR CertifiedImmunization Statement Governor Charles D. Baker announced that all long-term care facilities and all Assisted Living Residences must ensure that all personnel are vaccinated against COVID-19 and the influenza virus, unless such administration is medically detrimental to the individual's health, or vaccination is against the individual's religious beliefs. All employees of The Loomis Communities must either receive the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines or provide a waiver of declination. These vaccinations can only be declined for either religious beliefs or a medical contradiction to receiving the vaccine.Additionally, during the pandemic, we reserve the right to test our employees for COVID-19. Tests may be given as needed or as required by DPH, EOEA, our medical doctor or epidemiologist. Employees must be willing to submit to a COVID-19 test, in order to be scheduled to work.

Keywords: Loomis Communities Inc, Springfield , Home Care Assistant, Other , South Hadley, Massachusetts

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