Title

Substitute Residential Aide/Companion - All Shifts - Shaler, PA 


Description

This substitute position covers vacancies, vacations, sickness and other leaves of absence at Community Homes in the North Hills area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all needs (medical, health, safety, social, etc.) of clients are met.
  • Provide quality care by teaching and assisting clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as cooking, grooming, personal hygiene, money management, housekeeping, and medication administration. These functions may be performed at home, day program, in the community, etc.
  • Assist clients in developing appropriate social skills such as communicating with others, participating in activities, and practicing good manners.
  • Assist clients to effectively deal with matters such as personal problems, personal values, job responsibilities, etc.
  • Provide supervision and guidance as outlined in clients' Individualized Service Plans (ISP).
  •  Administer medications to clients upon successful completion of medication training and annual medication practicums thereafter.
  •  Schedule social and recreational activities.
  •  Transport or assist with the transportation of clients to various appointments, community activities, day program, etc. as a group or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Attend day program with clients, if required.
  •  Assist in maintaining the Community Home in good condition and in accordance with applicable fire and safety rules and regulations.
  • Assist clients in managing their individual funds within their budgetary guidelines.
  • Document daily all necessary information, including, but not limited to, "happenings" during the work shift, client progress/incidents, medication administration, etc., to ensure smooth communication between shifts and compliance with Agency, legal, regulatory, licensing, and any other requirements.
  • Drive/operate various Agency vehicles as required.
  • Comply with confidentiality policies and procedures, including, but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
 

Position Requirements

Requirements include:

  • Applicants will qualify as a Residential Aide without previous experience. Upon completing 6 months service as a Residential Aide, the applicant will be promoted to the position of Residential Companion.
  • Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to quality as a Residential Companion:
  1. A minimum of six months of experience as a Residential Aide in Lifesteps' Community Homes Program or other appropriate residential program
  2. One year of experience in a Human Services Agency working with the mentally or physically disabled, the elderly, or children and youth
  3. Two years of college which includes courses appropriate to the Human Services field. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver's license which legally permits operating a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania.
  • Must successfully obtain Medication Administration Certification within three months of hire.
  • Must obtain certification in First Aid/CPR within six months of hire. 
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 200 pounds with assistance.
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Tolerate a high volume of noise from multiple sources (talking, crying, yelling, etc.).
  • Work with aggressive, violent, and diverse behaviors.
 

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

Location Shaler Township, PA  

About the Organization Lifesteps assists families with the challenges they face at various stages in life. From the special needs of infants and young children, to the care and support needs of developmentally and intellectually disabled and frail elderly adults, Lifesteps offers family-focused programs and services.



Lifesteps was part of the National Easter Seal Society. In 1994, we became a local and independent agency with a broader mission and a new name - Lifesteps. We continue to meet the challenging needs of the families and individuals of all ages in the communities we serve.



Lifesteps provides programs and services in eleven counties. Availability of programs and services varies by county.  

Lifesteps Shift All Shifts 


This position is currently not accepting applications.

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