Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:|
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
Responsible for providing personal assistance services to the client in accordance with the established service plan to enable the client to function in the home and community
Shall perform services as identified on the Service Plan
Report to the supervisor any significant changes in client’s circumstances or condition
Shall report emergency situations to appropriate individuals in accordance with written policies
Check for safety measures to be taken on an on-going basis for client and attendant protection
At least 18 years of age
Not the spouse of clients or legal or foster parents of minor children who receive the service
Free of communicable disease and open infectious wounds
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and current automobile liability insurance, if motor vehicle use is within the course and scope of employment.
Must have reliable transportation
Must be able to stand and walk throughout majority of shift on various surfaces in client’s homes
Must b e able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds such as mop buckets, groceries, and bags with trash
Must be able to push/pull up to various weights while performing tasks such as pushing client in wheelchair and transferring client
Must be able to climb stairs up to two levels daily while making client visits
Must be able to balance while assisting clients to walk and climb stairs on a daily basis while performing client care activities
Must be able to bend, twist, use rotating motions and reach while performing various client care activities
Must be able to handle carious client care supplies such as needles, dressings, and equipment
Must be able to have corrected vision to chart and read client’s records
Overall environment: May be exposed to various heat, cold, wet/humid conditions while traveling to various clients’ homes. May be occupationally exposed to blood and other potential infectious materials. Must be able to comply with infection control procedures. May be confronted from time to time with animals of client’s. Client’s homes may have atmospheric conditions such as fumes, orders, dust, gases and/or poor ventilation.
Must be alert and able to identify hazards, should one occur, in order to avoid them, by reporting immediately, or if directed, to take corrective measures.
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