Who we are: Full Life Care helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses and physical or developmental disabilities. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving people's lives and supporting caregivers. Since the 1970s, we have helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation.
Job Title: Program Assistant
Job Summary: Provides for clients' well-being and independence by providing personal care and developing and facilitating therapeutic group activities.
Reports To: Program Manager
Union Affiliation: This position is represented by SEIU 775
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Essential Functions of the Job:
Determine clients' situation and needs by establishing rapport with clients; collaborating with client, caregiver and team members to establish service goals and plans;
Addresses client personal care needs by assisting clients in the restroom, with ambulation, meals, and hygiene as needed;
Maintains continuity of care by communicating changes in client condition to team members; Maintains a safe and healthy environment by adhering to infection control protocols; addressing potential safety and health hazards; following emergency policy and procedures, and fulfilling education and certification requirements;
Promotes client independence, education and recreation by developing and facilitating activities according to clients' abilities and interests; encouraging interaction and participation;
Develops a safe, therapeutic group environment by establishing and keeping group rules; monitoring and encouraging appropriate participation; intervening as necessary;
Establishes a compassionate and respectful environment by practicing good communication skills; keeping client information confidential; conducting self in a professional manner.
Marginal Functions of the Job :
Maintains personal care supplies inventory by checking stock level; anticipating needs; informing appropriate team member when supplies need to be ordered;
Complete projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor;
Educational requirements needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and one or more years of experience working in a health or social services setting;
Must complete the HIV/AIDS information course;
Physical Requirements of the Job:
Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and support clients' mobility.
Full Life Care is an equal opportunity employer (EEOC).