Homemaker

posted Sep 20, 2017, 11:47 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Homemaker                                                                               Job Code:              238

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:    08/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:      08/16

 

Rate as Senior Services Technician

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs home management, housekeeping, cooking, and various non-medical personal care services as necessary to the individual’s needs in their home. The caregiver is responsible for observing, documenting, and reporting care performed. The home maker must have the ability to communicate and to have clear boundaries with confidential client information. The caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client's care.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Senior Services.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.       Personal Care: bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, skin care etc.

2.       Light Transfers & Mobility: standby assistance, transferring, and repositioning.

3.       Support Services: arrange and schedule transportation, assistance with making or taking telephone calls, run errands, shopping (only with client), doctor's appointments etc. (no banking or financial transaction assistance).

4.       Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

5.       Assisting in self-administrations of medications: Open medicine bottles & prepare water. NEVER PHYSICALLY GIVE CLIENT MEDICATIONS

6.       Household Services: sweep, mop, dust, vacuum, wash dishes, empty trashes, make bed, clean and sanitize bathroom, laundry; Basic routine maintenance of the client's home.

7.       Minor maintenance of equipment: Cleaning and sanitizing wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath seat etc.

8.       Cognitive Assistance: Reminding the client of appointments, tasks, etc.

9.       Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Coordinator.

10.    Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

11.    Responsible for basic chores on behalf of the qualified individual including

12.    Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

13.    Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Director.

14.    Complete and submit Timesheet’s in a timely manner. Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

15.    Complete all other related duties as assigned by the Director

16.    Reports immediately to appropriate organizations, such as 911, Adult Protective Services, or law enforcement, dangerous or unsafe observances.

17.    Informs customers of other Aging Services opportunities and services.

18.    May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

19.    May assist with office paperwork

20.    May complete other errands.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.            Education and Experience:

 

A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position related to custodial tasks, caregiving or maintenance.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.            Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of defensive driving techniques and traffic laws; vehicle maintenance needs and mechanical operations; related technology, such as two-way radios, GPS units, or other mobile devices; food handling.

Ability to exercise good defensive driving techniques; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse conditions; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; follow written and oral instructions; work independently; perform moderate record and data keeping tasks; provide conflict resolution; communicate clearly and professionally with internal and external customers.

 

3.            Special Qualifications:

 

Must be 18 Years of age or older

Completion of all trainings, including but not limited to, CPR & First Aid (within 30 days of hir e), HIPAA, Incident

Management and other required trainings as stated on the NM Standards.

Negative TB skin test.

Must be able to read and follow direction.

Clear Criminal Record Background Check and an Adult/Child Abuse Screening

Must have proof of Vehicle Liability Insurance and a valid NM Driver's License.

Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

 

4.            Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population, lifting household items, and regularly lifting wheel chairs & other mobility devices in and out of vehicle. Walking on a variety of terrains while carrying items or assisting clients. Standing, walking, bending, sitting, stretching, regularly lifting 25-75 lbs. Exposure to all types of weather. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and guided problem solving; travel required. Irregular and extended hours may be required.

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