Certified Caregiver - Full Time
- $14.00 Hourly
- Full Time
- Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
- Employer Fairly Likely to Respond
We are looking for Certified Caregivers with valid CPR, First Aid, proof of Tuberculosis (TB free) test available, Food Handler's card and DPS Fingerprint (FP) Clearance card or ability to obtain and maintain a FP card.
In order to qualify for this position incumbent must provide a valid State of Arizona issued Caregiver Certificate.
The Certified Caregiver provides assistance to residents in Glencroft's assisted living area with activities of daily living, such as hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities or functions, and caring for the resident's environment, including laundry and housekeeping.
In order to qualify for this position incumbent must provide a valid State of Arizona issued Caregiver Certificate. This position encompasses a variety of duties essential in providing non-clinical direct personal care to residents and maintaining a safe and healthful environment.
A thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures in the use and function of Certified Caregiver principles. Strong written and oral communication skills. Effective in establishing and maintaining rapport with staff, residents, resident's families, and visiting doctors. Must possess the ability to maintain composure under pressure. A professional appearance is to be maintained at all times. The Certified Caregiver will possess a genuine interest in and concern for geriatric, chronically ill, and/or disabled persons. Must be able to fluently communicate in or to take or give direction or guidance in the English language.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential function of this position and is necessary for the efficient operation of the business.
- Serves as an ambassador of goodwill to all potential and current residents and staff.
- Provides assistance with all Activities of Daily Living to the degree required by the resident and identified in the Service Plan.
- Is familiar with the safe and proper use of mobility devices, such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches. As well as the safe and proper care of Aids for Daily Living, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, and hearing aids.
- Performs Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, such as telephone, housekeeping tasks (emptying trash receptacles, making beds), and laundry. Escorts residents and coordinates internal transportation needs. Delivers mail for resident.
- As prescribed, assists residents with self-administration and administration of medications, including monitoring of medication supplies and documentation.
- Conducts room checks and resident rounds.
- Monitors for environmental hazards.
- Documents and reports all incidents, errors, accidents, and resident-related events.
- Assists in a variety of tasks related to dining such as escorting resident to dining room, serving meals and snacks, and serving in-room meals. Also assisting with meals (i.e.: feeding residents). The PCA must stay in dining room at meals to observe residents when eating.
- Prepares and maintains resident records.
- Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment at all times, including making beds, keeping resident areas neat and tidy, and monitoring entire work environment to keep free of clutter and safety hazards.
- Demonstrates courteous and respectful verbal and physical interactions with residents, physicians, and family members of resident, visitors, and other staff.
- Demonstrates respect for resident by maintaining resident's dignity, providing privacy and abiding by the resident's Bill of Rights.
- Responsible for attending in-services, staff meetings and Service Plan Meetings as required by facility policy.
- Responsible to carry out all tasks as dictated by resident need and identified in Service Plan.
- Takes direction from Director of Assisted Living and performs all duties of Personal Care Attendant competently and with a positive and cooperative attitude.
- Responsible for answering, in an expedient manner, all calls from residents requesting and needing assistance.
- Always greets all visitors in a friendly, courteous and professional manner, provides information and guidance, in person or on the phone
- Performs other duties as may be assigned.
The ideal candidate for this position has a high school diploma or GED and a current Caregiver certification in Arizona. He or she must have a genuine desire to work with the elderly or disabled and prior experience is preferred. Effective verbal and written communication skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all required for this position.
We have openings for day, evening and nights.
The vision of Glencroft is to create an environment that inspires seniors to experience enriched and fulfilling lives. Glencroft is the largest Senior Living Community in Arizona and the 4th largest in the nation. The community sits on 40 lush acres of citrus trees and grass. We offer all-inclusive services to our residents which consists of housekeeping, security, meals, transportation and activities.
To provide a broad continuum of high quality senior services in a manner that demonstrates Christian love and compassion we select only the best employees. If you are passionate about your job and working with seniors in a team-orientated work environment, then we want you.