Part-Time Home Care Worker (819-E)

Institute on Aging - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.8

You may think “old” when you think of Institute on Aging because we offer services for elders and are a 40+ year institute…. but you wouldn’t be more wrong. While we do have a long-standing history in the Bay Area, IOA is on the forefront of revolutionary healthcare models, reshaping the way people can age in place. Our innovative models transform lives, enhance communities, and save healthcare systems millions of dollars. Rather than focusing on archaic outdated design, we strive to consistently question the “status-quo” and create new and more innovative ways to help aging adults maintain their quality of life. With over 23 programs, we offer multiple ways to aid seniors maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community, fulfilling our mission.

The Lifeways-PACE Department is seeking a Part-Time Home Care Worker to join its team in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood. Reporting to the Center Supervisor, the Home Care Health Worker provides direct services to frail elders in their homes.

On Lok Lifeways pioneered the model of care known as "Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly" or PACE. Institute on Aging operates a PACE Center in the Richmond District of San Francisco. PACE allows seniors who are ill or disabled to live in their own home, whether home is a family residence, apartment, retirement village or hotel room.

IOA’s PACE Center is a lively place where participants have access to medical care, social activities, exercise and meals. Participants may attend our PACE Center one to five days a week, based on the team’s recommendations and the senior’s needs and interests. IOA’s staff members are sensitive to the needs and changes of each participant's health and emotional state. This comes from many decades of experience in senior care.

Specific Responsibilities:
As part of a health care team, provides personal care and assistance in people’s place of residence, which will maintain and increase the ability of an older person to live safely and comfortably in their own homes. Tasks may include: homemaker service, assisting participants with personal care (colostomy care, bathing, peri-care, care of mouth, skin and hair) and assisting participants with eating; helping in and out of bed in the center; assistance in toileting (including use of bedpan); and assisting with ambulation, participant laundry, shopping, taking vital signs and collection of urine, sputum, etc.
Escorts and assist clients to, from and at medical appointments.
Provides behavioral/emotional supervision or support to participants, such as reality orientation or reminders to follow through on nursing/medical care and diet restrictions.
Other duties may include assisting in the centers or clinics; assistance with meal preparation, including special diets and set up for meals at the center or to take home.
Under supervision of professional staff, may be assigned to assist with special program/participant needs (i.e. recreation program, rehab/maintenance exercise program, and internal program committees).
Responsible for keeping areas of patient care clean and safe when participants are on site or in their homes.
Regularly reports on status and progress of participants homecare staff or scheduler.
Fulfills other administrative requirements of the job such as reporting, keeping statistical records, attending staff conferences and meetings as directed.
May participate in the training and orientation for HWs, volunteers, etc.
Actively participates in and encourages actions that promote good public relations with participants, their families and friends, visitors and the community.

Flexible hours. Part-Time, Short Shifts, Weekends*

  • Services are provided 7 days a week and flexibility increase chances for full-time work.
Required Qualifications:
At least one year’s work experience working with the elderly or disabled adults.
Sincere interest and willingness to work with frail elders in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with initiative, imagination, resourcefulness and flexibility.
Knowledge of the community served.
Ability to communicate and speak clearly in English.
Agency-paid health exam & TB clearance – must be completed before first assignment.
Background clearance prior to client assignment
Authorization to work in the U.S. and valid photo ID

Desired Qualifications:
Bilingual in English and Spanish, Chinese or Russian language
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) orHome Health Aide (HHA) certification in the State of California
Ability to drive and willing to transport clients. If hired, applicants accepting driving assignments must provide current driver’s license, plus proof of auto insurance and a safe driving record.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 35 lbs.
Ability to reach, bend and walk.
Five finger manipulation.

Excellent wages and annual increases per the union contract
Vision, Dental, and 2 Healthcare Insurance Plans to Choose From*
SF Muni Clipper Card
$25 Monthly Phone Reimbursement
2 Weeks Paid Vacation (3 weeks After Your 1-Year Anniversary)
9 Paid Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday
Biweekly Pay and Direct Deposit
Paid training and CEU’s, including free CPR Training
403-b Retirement Savings Plan with IOA matching contribution
Pre-tax Commuter benefits and other options
Parental Leave, Family Medical Leave
Employee Resource Groups and wellness programs
$500 Employee Referral Bonus
  • You must work an average of 30 hours per week for 90 days in a row to be eligible for these benefits
The mission that drives us: IOA wants everyone to AgeOn!

Institute on Aging works to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community.

Who we serve:
We serve a diverse population of older adults and disabled adults without regard to ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or social status. We embrace the Bay area's vibrant and varied culture, celebrating the diversity of its inhabitants. We have a commitment to representing, honoring, and enhancing the journeys of all aging adults, including those from different cultural backgrounds as well as seniors within the LGBT community.

We continuously seek to embrace and uphold our values:
Integrity, Authenticity, Collaboration, Innovation, Accountability and Compassion.

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IOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran