08 Apr

Compensation: 13.50 per hour

Position Overview

The Chore and Respite Worker provides supportive care for physically frail elders and persons of any age with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder (ADRD). The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, providing non-medical custodial care, and light household chores under the direction of the Chore and Respite staff. The position will communicate with the client and/or families and the Chore and Respite staff to ensure the delivery of quality care and services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide direct non-medical care for clients.
  • Assist the client with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
  • Monitor the safety needs of the client to ensure safe surroundings, and if necessary, take emergency action.
  • Meet with the client and/or caregiver for input and instruction concerning special needs.
  • Provide light household chores.
  • Provide companionship and meaningful, age-appropriate, stimulating activities.
  • Maintain effective communication with the Chore and Respite staff, clients and/or families.
  • Schedule work times with the assigned client/family and the agency.
  • Complete required client activity notes as directed.
  • Participate in 10 hours of client care related in-service training annually.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Six months experience in non-medical care of frail elders and/or persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders (ADRD).
  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Have the skills to work independently, schedule work hours with both client/family and the agency.
  • Use independent judgment interpreting agency rules and policies following consultation with a supervisor.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification and subsequent recertification before expiration.
  • Negative TB screening and annual negative re-screening.
  • Successfully pass a state and federal criminal background check.
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with clients that have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Ability to assist clients with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, and toileting.
  • Knowledge of proper food preparation and storage techniques.
  • Knowledge of proper use of cleaning supplies and cleaning techniques.
  • Ability to be sensitive to clients of all cultures, physical and cognitive conditions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, follow directions on service plans and organize materials and time.
  • Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements

  • Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and access individuals in non-accessible rooms or apartments.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Must be able to pass a background check, have reliable transportation, and be at least 18 years of age.  CPR, first aid, and negative TB upon hire.  Experience preferred but not required.  Starting pay $13.50 depending on experience.

Please apply in person, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm or send your resume by fax to (907) 746-5173 or mail at 1132 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 – ATTN: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

About Us:  Our Agency works to promote independence, security, and quality of life for seniors and other eligible individuals in the Mat-Su Borough with respect, trust, and compassion.