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Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Company: The Laurels of DeKalb
Location: Butler
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

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. 

Working Conditions

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.

Experience

No experience required. On-the-job training will be provided.

Specific Requirements

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, etc.

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. 

 

 

Keywords: The Laurels of DeKalb, Fort Wayne , Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Other , Butler, Indiana

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