Personal Care Aides
Personal care aide, also known as caregivers, home health or personal care aides, give assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile. They work in the home and help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework. Personal care aide helps clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure they take their medicine and serve as a companion for their clients.
- Assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s or mental illness
- Provide companionship by talking to, playing games with, or going for walks with clients
- Help clients with tasks related to hygiene, such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
- Help transfer clients from a bed to a wheelchair or vice versa
- Complete housekeeping tasks, such as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
- Help prepare and plan meals
- Organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
- Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or to the store
- Help clients pay bills or manage money
- Shop for personal items and groceries
- HS Diploma or GEDValid driver’s license and clear driving record.One to two years’ experience working in human services PREFERRED.Ability to lift/push/pull 50lbs.Ability to work on holidays and during inclement weather.Ability to pass background/registry/MVR checks
Peer Support Specialist (Volunteer opportunity)
Peer Support specialist is a structured relationship where a trained worker or volunteer, who has gone through a process of recovery, assists other people with mental health issues or companionsgip to identify and achieve life goals as part of their own recovery process. Peer Support also shifts the balance of responsibility toward the system. In other words, the primary responsibility of the person in a peer role is to support an individual’s voice and choice to be heard.
- Responsibilities include, but are not limited to…
Assisting their peers in articulating their goals
Learning and practicing new skills.
Helping client monitor their progress.
Supporting client in day to day challenges.
Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on experiences of both parties.
Supporting client in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
Developing and implementing recovery plans.
- HS Diploma or GED
Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
One to two years’ experience working in human services PREFERRED.
Ability to lift/push/pull 50lbs.
Ability to work on holidays and during inclement weather.
Ability to pass background/registry/MVR checks