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Gareda Home Care Services Home Care Aide Floater (Bi-Lingiual) in Calumet City, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Job Purpose:Under the supervision of the Staffing Manager, the Home Care Aide (Floater) is to provide home care services to eligible participants of Illinois Department on Aging Community Care Program (IDoA), Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) or Managed Care Organizations (MCO) in accordance with the Plan of Care (PoC) provided aforementioned entities. Duties or Activities of HCA (Floater) includes but not limited to: Attend 24 hours of initial pre-service training, including agency orientation prior to assignments of providing in-home services to participants in the above contracted programs Completing a minimum of 12 hours of approved in-service training per calendar year Will be responsible for providing in home care services to participants throughout Gareda's service area (Cook and Will County) on an as needed basis (on call) Must be very flexible Must be available to work at a minimum of 35 hours per week Following a written participant's Plan of care Observe the participant's functioning, safety and report any changes to Staffing Coordinator. Inform Staffing Coordinator of behavioral and environmental changes of participant Provide necessary receipts and documentation in the conduct of essential shopping/errands Maintain records of daily activities, observation and direct service hours Assist in establishing household and/or external routines (Physician office visits, shopping, errands, escort, laundry) for the participant by adhering to the plan of care Assist participants with non-medical personal care Understand the needs of the participant and advising participant and Staffing Coordinator when adjustments are being made or need to be made Inform Staffing Coordinator of all adjustments to service calendar Maintain mandatory events; quarterly case conferences, physicals (every 2 years) and any other mandatory training as required by Gareda or the funding agency Carry out other duties as assigned by the Supervisor Access to reliable transportation for field travel (Proof of a valid driver's license and insurance required if driving a motor vehicle)Training requirements: Home Care Aide's job responsibilities and limitations Communication skills, including communicating with special client populations such as hearing impaired and patients with dementia or other special needs Observation, reporting and documentation of patients status and of eh service furnished Performance of specific service components of in-home service, including, but not limited to, personal care tasks for clients that are not medical in nature (e.g., shaving, hair shampooing and combing, bathing and sponge bath, shower bath or tub bath, toileting, dressing, nail care, brushing and cleaning teeth or dentures and preparation of appropriate supplies, positioning/transferring patient and assisting patient with exercise/range of motion Ability to assist in the use of specific adaptive equipment (if required by patient) Basic hygiene and basic infection control practices Maintenance of a clean, safe and healthy environment Basic personal and environmental safety precautions Recognizing emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures Confidentiality of patient's personal, financial and health information Knowledge of abuse and neglect prevention and reporting requirement Household cleaning techniques (e.g. mopping, dusting, laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning toilets, washing walls, cleaning appliances (inside and out), cleaning windows (inside only, no ladders). Other training as required by the Management Team