AFC Caregiver (Full Time)

Adult Foster Care
07-30-2021
Adult Foster Care
21.81  Hourly
17.78  Hourly
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week
Until Filled

Job Summary:

Responsible for resident services.  Duties include providing personal care services, housekeeping, laundry, social-recreational activities, delegated nursing tasks, medication assistance, meal preparation and service and other duties as needed for resident well-being.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and conveys philosophy of supporting dignity, privacy, independence, choice, individuality, and a home-like environment for residents.

  • Provides appropriate documentation of services as indicated in regulation and policy.

  • Reviews assignments with the supervisor and medication and nursing tasks with the Nurse.

  • Dispenses medications as delegated by Nurse and in accordance with Physician's orders.

  • Reads staff communication records and maintains familiarity with resident records as required.

  • Assists with instrumental activities of daily living (ADL's), environmental orientation, assistance with medication, assistance with treatments and other care while encouraging self-care and independence.

  • Prepares and serves nutritional meals for the residents. Sets table service and cleans up after meals.

  • Provides services as indicated on resident treatment and service plans.

  • Assists residents moving in and out of the home.

  • Provides laundry service for residents.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows infection control procedures.

  • Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, staff, and visitors including provision of housekeeping services for residents.

  • Observes problems, concerns, issues observed with resident apartments, the home and the grounds and communicates them appropriately.

  • Observes changes in resident status, needs, or preferences, and communicates them appropriately.

  • Records resident information as required.

  • Avoids loss, breakage, and waste of supplies and equipment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, work, safety, and other emergency procedures.

  • Assists with individual resident and group social recreational activities.

  • Notifies physician, nurse and/or family representative of resident status/change as appropriate.

  • Provides back-up to other Caregivers as needed.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, Licenses:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or GED and three (3) months of verifiable full time work experience providing full-time direct care to multiple elderly/disabled clients in an assisted living care center or adult foster home-like setting; OR 18 years of age with a current Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nursing Assistant license OR equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • If applicant is minimum 18 years of age and does not have three (3) months of experience or a Certification and is a Grand Ronde Tribal Member, applicant may obtain assistance through Tribe's TERO program with acquiring the C.N.A license to become eligible for hire.

  • Must provide medical history of vaccinations.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver's license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe's vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Privacy Act/HIPAA and its applications.

  • Must meet in-service training hours required for job classification and position.
  • Requires attendance at mandatory in-service training. 
  • Requires a Food Handler's Certification card within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Must have and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within sixty-(60) days of hire.
  • Must be able to accurately dispense medications as delegated by Nurse and according to Physician's orders.
  • Willingness to adhere to foster home principles in providing services.

  • Must be free of non-treated communicable disease.

  • Ability to work safely and to recognize potentially dangerous situations.

  • Ability/willingness to perform shift work which may include residing and sleeping the night at the facility, and to work holidays or overtime. Ability to serve in an on-call capacity.

  • Ability to teach/train others.

  • Requires working knowledge and proficiency in use of office equipment and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, business and telephone etiquette.

  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and record keeping skills.

  • Must have ability to respond courteously and tactfully to complaints and client requests, and to maintain confidentiality.                                         

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequently requires stooping and crouching which entail the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.

    Disclaimer:

The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.