Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Catholic Housing and Community Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Primary Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of your job position is to provide non-medical direct services to older adults living in the community.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist older adults living at home to remain safely at home by providing light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, shopping and accompaniment for medical appointments.
  • Appropriately document activities and services provided.
  • Assess, organize and communicate participant information to the Director or designee.
  • Keep abreast of participant conditions.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives and strives to provide the highest quality care and services to participants.
  • Maintains participant confidentiality in accord with confidentiality policy, professional standards and other regulations.
  • Actively participates with the Director, or designee, during the supervision process with supervisory activities.

Other Job Functions

  • Responsible to be knowledgeable and to implement the Mission and Philosophy of the organization within the scope of responsibility.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with participants, families and interdepartmental personnel to assure that all services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the participant.
  • Exhibits cultural sensitivity to participant needs and lifestyles, and is able to relate well and effectively with a diverse participant population.
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in your profession.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Maintain integrity in all communications.
  • Treats all staff, participants, volunteers and visitors with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in meeting staffing needs and emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience

  • Experience working with older adults.
  • Knowledge of local community and parish organizations, preferred.

Physical Requirements (with or without the aide of mechanical devices)

  • Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during work hours.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies, etc. up to 30 lbs.

Work Environment

  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with participants, personnel and other agencies.
  • Must be able to work with older adults in a community setting respectful of their right to self-determination.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Is involved with participants, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all circumstances and conditions.
  • Is subject to emotionally upset participants, family members and visitors.
  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and Hepatitis viruses.

 

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