Do you like to work with Seniors? Are you a caring, kind person
who works well with other like minded people? Then The Laurels of
DeKalb could be the right place for you to work. We are
currently hiring for PCAs (Personal Care Assistants). We are
offering competitive wages and the option of 8 or 12 hour shifts.
We have full time and part time positions available.
Works in all areas of the community. Sits, stands, bends, lifts,
and moves intermittently during working hours. Is subject to
frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule cleaning
activities. Is involved with guests, family members, personnel,
visitors, etc. under all conditions/circumstances. Is subject to
hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel,
visitors, etc. Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other
department personnel. Works beyond normal working hours and in
other positions temporarily when necessary. Attends and
participates in inservice programs. Is subject to falls, burns from
equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as
reactions from dust, disinfectants, etc. May be exposed to
infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. May be required to
work on weekends and holidays. May be required to work on shifts
other than the one for which hired.
No experience required. On-the-job training will be
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions
when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to
deal tactfully with personnel, guests, and the general public. Must
have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm. Must
be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must maintain the care and use of
supplies, equipment, etc. and maintain the appearance of the
laundry and housekeeping areas. Must perform regular inspections of
guest units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of
assigned duties. Must be willing to work harmoniously with other
department personnel, as well as be wiling to handle guests based
on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the
mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions,
Physical and Sensory Requirements (with or
without the aid of mechanical devices)
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an
understandable manner. Must be able to cope with the mental and
emotional stress of the position. Must be able to see and hear or
use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function
adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be
fully met. Must function independently and have flexibility,
personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with
residents and personnel. Must be in good general health and
demonstrate emotional stability. Must be able to relate to and work
with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times
hostile people within the facility. Must be able to lift, push,
pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of 50 pounds.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of guests.