Program Aide

Mountain View, CA 94040

Industry: Healthcare Job Number: KM649861121 Pay Rate: 21.00 State: CA

Job Description

TITLE:                        Part Time Program Aide
REPORTS TO:           Activities Manager
STATUS:                    Nonexempt - Part Time
Position Overview
Provide general supervision and assistance to participants in classes and activities at the Center.  This is a 25 hour part-time, hourly, non-exempt, benefited position. Center hours are M-F, 9am-2:30pm. 
Essential Job Functions
  • Meet and greet participants and assist them upon arrival; help participants to tables, serve beverages/food, and clear tables (for morning social and lunch times).
  • Set up rooms for the scheduled classes and activities.  Move tables, chairs, and partition wall as needed.
  • Assist participants to desired activity following level of assist required as determined by PT.
  • Lead and/or supervise and engage the participants in classes, activities, and social time per daily schedule to ensure the participants’ safety, proper care, and comfort. 
  • Perform as a “spotter” for activities, including charting as required.
  • Provide personal care to the participants, such as grooming, toileting, and personal hygiene that ensures the participant is clean, dry, and comfortable. Follow toileting schedule and chart as required.
  • Assist with meal/coffee service.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with all staff members, volunteers, families, and participants.
  • Spend work time, as required, learning about working with the elderly and the medical conditions of the participants.
  • Understand the elements of a therapeutic environment and work with the staff to encourage maximum functioning and benefit to the participants.
  • Understand and be able to demonstrate proper body mechanics and universal precautions.
  • Observe participants for any physical or mental changes and changes in behavior. Report any observed changes to appropriate Interdisciplinary Team member.
  • Attend all staff meetings, trainings and in-services.  
  • Comply with health and safety standards including licensing, fire and disaster preparedness regulations and agency policies. 
  • Conform to all applicable policies of the Center
Secondary Job Functions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Activity Manager.
  • Assist with procurement and set-up of craft related projects if requested. Distribute completed projects to participants.
  • CNA preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work with seniors in a demonstrated friendly and caring manner. 
  • Ability to provide assistance in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of older adult and dependent care issues.
  • Skill in communicating verbally and nonverbally with participants. 
  • Desire to learn more about caring for this population.  
  • Initiative, common sense, friendly nature, and ability to work as a member of the team.  
  • Bilingual ability (Spanish or Mandarin) a plus.
  • This role requires substantive interaction with participants and a high level of tact and judgment in caring for higher-care participants.
  • Must be CPR certified or willing to take certification class (provided by employer).
Physical Demands
  • Stand for 95% of the workday while performing all of the above responsibilities.  
  • Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver and reposition 35 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend, and walk.
  • Frequent stand/walk, sit, use a computer; use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. 
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, write by hand, sort/file paperwork.
  • Regularly required to push wheelchairs
  • TB and health clearance required.
Hours and Compensation
This is a part-time nonexempt (M-F) 25 hour per week position.  Benefits include competitive salary, sick leave, holidays and more.

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