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Next Step Health Care Personal Support Specialist (PSS)/Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Personal Support Specialist/Personal Care Assistant (PCA) ALF Only for The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem 7am - 3pm, 3pm-11pm & Part Time 11pm-7am

If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

At Next Step Healthcare, we know that working in the healthcare industry is more than just a job ? it?s a way of life reserved for the most compassionate, caring, and hard-working individuals. We are privileged to work alongside people who believe, like we do, that locally owned and operated healthcare facilities should go beyond simply ?meeting the needs? of its residents.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Personal Care Assistant helps the disabled, chronically ill, and less independent residents with activities of daily living which include using the toilet, bathing and washing, dressing, cooking, serving food and collecting food trays. Assists residents with physical mobility, recreational, and social activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help clients with mobility restrictions to get out of bed, bathe, dress, and groom

  • Deliver basic health services like recording pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate

  • Ability to work with elders, showing understanding and patience.

  • Able to provide residents help with prescribed exercises

  • Flexible enough to work longer than normal hours, on weekends and holidays, or in other positions temporarily as directed by your supervisor or Director of Health/Personal Care.

  • Must receive annually an evaluation of performance by the RN/LPN supervisor or Director or Health/Personal Care.

  • Must complete annually corporate competencies prior to yearly evaluation.

  • Must have a clear speaking voice and good telephone skills.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend and squat for prolonged periods.

  • Ability to help lift and transport residents. Ability to push and pull objects and lift and carry up to 20 pounds, unassisted, on a frequent basis (occasionally up to 50 pounds, unassisted)

  • Ability to interact effectively, with residents, their families, visitors and other staff members.

  • Assist with medications administration.

  • Provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks

  • Ability to read, write and speak English in an understandable manner.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Completed First Aid and CPR course

  • Six months of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday)

  • Medical through BCBS

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k)

Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees. At the core of our business, we aim to support, inspire and empower all of our employees so that we can offer the best care to our residents. In order to provide the best care, we must provide the best work environment, and that starts with a diverse staff. Next Step Healthcare does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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