Open Positions Available
Our agency is currently working in 19 counties throughout Central Kentucky. The main office is located in Lexington, KY, while our staff works throughout multiple counties.
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.
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:
Assisting with activities of daily living for the client which may include:
• Medication reminders
• Personal Care (feeding, grooming, toileting, etc.)
• Bathing assistance
• Dressing assistance
• Transportation and/or transportation arrangements
• Housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, etc.
• Shopping and errands
• Meal preparation, cooking, and cleanup
• Pet care
• Social stimulation and emotional support
• Monitor the safety and well-being of the client
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.
Travel to areas of need to provide care to individuals
Notify supervisor of any signs or suspicions of abuse or neglect against the client.
Support individuals to maintain a safe and healthy environment
Facilitate independence and choice and participation with; activities of daily living; work and productive activities;
Provide care according to clients plan of care
Remain knowledgeable of clients care needs and supports
Follow the plan of care and tasks for support and achievements
Document according to policy and procedures
Operation of vehicles in accordance to company policy, local and state and federal laws
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.