Direct Care Worker
Home Nursing Agency - Altoona, PA

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QUALIFICATIONS: High school Diploma or G.E.D. required. Six (6) months related work experience preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and auto liability insurance, if required to drive personal vehicle. CPR certification within first year of employment.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Specialist/Supervisor

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Implement the programmatic plans/goals as written in the individual service plans. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Contact Human Resources


1. Implement programmatic plans/goals as written in the Individual Support Plans.

2. Assist ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals in all levels of daily care, including, but not limited to:
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Assisting into and out of wheelchairs
  • Assisting on and off vans
  • Supervision of individuals
3. Respond to individual’s strengths so as to enhance their growth and development and to help each person reach their maximum potential.

4. Participate in community activities as directed by the Program Specialist/Supervisor.

5. Support individuals in center-based and/or home-based environments.

6. Participate as a team member with other ACEL staff to provide quality services to all participants.

7. Assist the Program Specialist/Supervisor with the following duties:
  • Complete daily service records.
  • Document in writing monthly progress notes, quarterly reports, and communication logs.
  • Administer medications and complete appropriate documentation (if appropriate training is completed).
  • Maintain record of medical visits, therapies, likes, dislikes, strengths, and other requirements of individual service plan.
  • Discuss content with Program Supervisor and formulate suggestions for revision of individual service plan.
8. Attends staff meeting as scheduled and be prepared to discuss specific issues necessary for successful completion of job duties.

9. Report suspected customer abuse to Supervisor.

10. Attend and contribute to conferences and meetings concerning individuals served (as deemed appropriate by Program Specialist/Supervisor or Director.

11. Attend workshops and trainings appropriate to job duties. Must complete at least 24 hours of field related training annually.

12. Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.

13. Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.

14. Participate in Agency committees as requested.

15. Adhere to Agency and professionally acceptable standards, policies and procedures.

16. Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.

17. Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.

18. Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

This Position Description covers only the Essential Functions for this position. The incumbent is expected to satisfactorily perform other related duties as assigned. All stated tasks are subject to possible reasonable accommodation with respect to statutorily protected individuals with disabilities.

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