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Care Assistant

Job Code: Direct Support
Hours: Flexible with advance communication of availability
Reports to: Office Management and/or Heather Ridenour, Human Resource Manager

Independence Assistance is committed to helping individuals and families maintain their independence and quality of life by providing personal and home assistance services ranging from transportation, housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation, assistance with self-administration of medication and more.

Job Purpose:

As a Care Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting individuals in their home to attain personal outcomes and desires by establishing a positive and respectful relationship with each individual served.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

  1. 1)  Assisting with activities of daily living for the client which may include:

    • Ambulation

    • Medication reminders

    • Personal Care (feeding, grooming, toileting, etc.)

    • Bathing assistance

    • Dressing assistance

    • Transportation and/or transportation arrangements

    • Toileting

    • Housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, etc.

    • Laundry

    • Shopping and errands

    • Meal preparation, cooking, and cleanup

    • Feeding

    • Pet care

    • Social stimulation and emotional support

    • Monitor the safety and well-being of the client

  2. 2)  Assist with self-administration of medication(s) by reminding the client when to take medication(s) and observing to ensure the client takes the medication(s) as directed.

    Refer to (KRS 216.710(b) 1,2,3 (a,b,c) 4 for correct procedures on assisting the client with self-administration.

  3. 3)  Travel to areas of need to provide care to individuals

  4. 4)  Notify supervisor of any signs or suspicions of abuse or neglect against the client.

  5. 5)  Support individuals to maintain a safe and healthy environment

  6. 6)  Facilitate independence and choice and participation with; activities of daily living; work and productive activities;

    leisure

  7. 7)  Provide care according to clients plan of care

  8. 8)  Remain knowledgeable of clients care needs and supports

  9. 9)  Follow the plan of care and tasks for support and achievements

  10. 10)  Document according to policy and procedures

  11. 11)  Operation of vehicles in accordance to company policy, local and state and federal laws

  12. 12)  Complete mandatory training as assigned

Independence Assistance retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

This site is secure and all information collected will be used for employment purposes only (i.e. social security number, driver's license, etc). Please contact Independence Assistance at 859-303-4040 for any questions or concerns.

Employee Testimonials

"Independence Assistance is a wonderful place to work. The staff are all great. They have been more than willing to help me with any situation I have come across. I get to meet new people and do the job I love."

Carol L.

"IA is a great company to work for. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend IA for your loved ones care."

Brenda D.

"Love working here."

Pat L.

"I have worked here collectively for about a year, and have enjoyed the constant growth and evolution of the company. Always looking to be better than the day before and to serve the demographic that is in the most need. During COVID-19, the staff have been making sure that seniors are still receiving care while monitoring safety precautions and distributing PPE when needed. Great place to work!"

Kaela D.

health care, profession, people and medicine concept - happy african american female doctor or nurse over group of medics meeting at hospital
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