Care Specialists provide routine care in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of residents in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, and within the established policies and procedures of the Community; and are delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties by the Health and Wellness Director, Executive Director or other assigned supervisory personnel to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.
Responsibilities and Duties
FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
The following job functions have been determined to be essential to the position. Management reserves the right to modify this list and other functions as deemed necessary.
In addition to the essential job functions described above, the following job functions are important to the proper fulfillment of the duties of the Care Specialist:
Document observed data on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
Qualifications and Skills
It is required that the Care Specialist has a minimum educational background of completing the 10th grade. It is preferred that the Care Specialist has a High School diploma or equivalency. It is required that the Care Specialist holds a current CPR certification as required by Federal and/or State regulations. Candidates may attend a CPR certification class at our community.
It is preferred that the Care Specialist has six months experience working in an assisted living Community, nursing homes, memory care Community, hospitals, home health agency, or other healthcare facility.
Observe and monitor changes of the resident’s physical, psychosocial, and safety needs.
Communicate a sense of care, compassion, concern, and dignity for residents.
Problem Solving : Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathering and analyzing information skillfully to develop alternative solutions both alone and with groups while using reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Customer Service : Manages difficult or emotional resident, family member, and employee situations, responding promptly to their request for service and assistance while soliciting feedback to improved service insuring that commitments are met.
Interpersonal : Focuses on solving conflict and not blaming. Maintains confidentiality. Listens to others without interrupting and keeps emotions under control. Remains open to the ideas of others and tries new things.
Oral Communication : Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens carefully and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.
Team Work : Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibiting objectivity and openness to the views of others. Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Planning and Time Utilization : Consistently plans/coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency without sacrificing quality, accuracy, and customer service. Meets deadlines in completing job assignments and special projects.
Written Skills : Writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, varies writing style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, and is able to read and interpret written information.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED
Frequent body movements include lifting, moving, transferring, bending (static forward bending), stooping/squatting, and reaching. Able to do heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted with twisting and turning of trunk. Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
Because the essential functions of the Care Specialist position may require general involvement in a healthcare facility, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Categories 2 and 3, environmental and safety conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of Care Specialist, a person will have the ability to work in this type of environment without posing a direct threat to self or others.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour