Homemaker-Health Aide

 

JOB SUMMARY: Homemaker-Health Aides provide hands-on personal care to the elderly, disabled, and/or handicapped individual in addition to providing a clean, healthy environment for clients and their families. Homemaker-Health Aides are supervised on a day-to-day basis by both the Coordinator of Services and the Director of Homemaker-Health Aides. They are annually evaluated by the Director of Homemaker-Health Aides. Homemakers work on a flexible schedule and specify the hours that they are available to work.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED required. All Direct Care Workers will need to obtain a certificate of compliance through the PA State Department of Public Welfare Competency exam. If the candidate holds additional certificates, s/he must present copies for the files showing proof of certification. The ideal candidate will be able to stand and walk for long periods as well as to stoop, bend, climb and lift light loads while providing Direct Care Worker services. S/he must have a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and demonstrate sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. Homemakers should be able to establish a respectful relationship with persons served and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals. The ability to read, write, keep simple records and follow instructions is essential. A valid PA driver’s license and clean driving record, access to car with appropriate insurance; home or cell telephone; and excellent reliability are also required.

Department: Homecare

Hours: Part-time Flexible