HOURLY & LIVE-IN Caregivers in Alameda and Contra Costa County Wanted!

Institute On Aging - Walnut Creek, CA (30+ days ago)


Job Summary

We’re Hiring Caregivers in Alameda and Contra Costa County – HOURLY and LIVE-IN Shifts Available!

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 Rather than focusing on archaic outdated design, we strive to consistently question the “status-quo” and create new and more innovative ways to help aging adults maintain their quality of life.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 Home Care Department at Institute on Aging is seeking a Home Care Aide/ Caregiver to join its team in the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Home Care Aides/ Caregivers provide personal care and support to the elderly or adults with disabilities in their homes. Positions range from companionship to total client care.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Assistance with personal care, including bathing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Driving clients or accompanying clients to shopping, errands or doctor’s appointment.
  • Assistance with transfers, ambulation, or exercise.
  • Meal preparation including special diets, and feeding.
  • Light housekeeping, including vacuuming, dusting, laundry, linen changes and dishes.
  • Medically Oriented Assistance - remind to take medications; help with exercise; assist with hearing aids, walker, wheelchair, bedside commode; empty catheter/colostomy bag.
  • Companionship

HOURS

Flexible hours. Part-Time, Full-Time, 12-Hour Shifts, Short Shifts, Weekends, Live-In Options.

Note: Services are provided 7 days a week and flexibility increases chances for work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) certification in the State of California or at least one year work experience working with the elderly or disabled older adults (family members do not count)
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials
  • Ability to communicate and speak clearly in English
  • Sincere interest in the well-being of elderly or disabled adults; knowledge of the community served; initiative, imagination, resourcefulness and flexibility.
  • Agency-paid health exam & TB clearance – must be completed before first assignment.
  • Fingerprint clearance prior to client assignment
  • Registration on Home Care Aide Registry
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. and valid photo ID

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Chinese or Russian language

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 35 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walK

BENEFITS

  • Competitive wages per the union contract
  • Vision, Dental, and 2 Healthcare Insurance Plans to Choose From*
  • $500 Employee Referral Bonus
  • 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

* 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.

We encourage you to learn more about IOA by logging onto www.ioaging.org/about-ioa

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

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Experience:

  • caring for Seniors: 1 year (Required)