Compensation: 13.50 per hour
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.