Easterseals Southern California

  • Personal Attendant

    Job Locations US-CA-Crenshaw
    Job ID
    2018-1681
  • Overview

    Under direct supervision, attends to the personal care of assigned individuals and assists in the facilitation of learning experiences and activities according to the participant's Individual Service Plan (ISP)/ Individual Program Plan (IPP) objectives and Service Design.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists with assessments, planning, and the evaluation process for individuals. May attend meetings with stakeholders to recommend changes to the service plan.
    • Assists other direct care associates in conducting activities consistent with consumer and program objectives.
    • Assists with providing with personal care which may include nutrition, personal hygiene and supporting the individual to look his/her best.
    • Assists in the selection of activities and life skills learning experiences according to ISP and IPP objectives as needed.

    Qualifications

    • HS diploma or GED and up to 2 years' experience, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience to perform the job successfully.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain both First Aid and CPR certifications.
    • Must possess basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Applications (e.g. Excel)
    • Ability to learn and demonstrate the safe use of all adaptive equipment related to the program.
    • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing; ability to interpret and carry out verbal and written instruction.
    • Must be able to work in a team environment, practicing collaboration and cooperation; ability to be solution oriented and creative.
    • Must adhere to ethical practices and the core values of ESSC.
    • Ability to provide assistance with personal care and transfer an individual who may have little to no weight bearing skills.
    • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively. Ability to walk, stand, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to push people who use wheelchairs on a variety of terrain and support people with other mobility needs as required.
    • Must be able to tolerate an outdoor work environment inclusive of a variety of weather conditions
    • Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB test.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals and/or program requirements.

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