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Mennonite Village In Home Caregiver-Days in Albany, Oregon

Are you looking for a regular but flexible job in caregiving? Do you want to be able to spend quality time getting to know those you are caring for and building relationships that are meaningful? Mennonite Village Home Services is looking for caregivers that value self-determination, kindness, reliability and honesty. Must be energetic about serving seniors in the community and have a commitment to providing high quality care. Lack of experience will not disqualify you as we offer paid training. Come join our team and grow with us!

Some of our many benefits: •Generous Earned Leave (paid time off) •Benefits available including medical, dental and vision for full time employees•Competitive salaries•Free 24/7 On-site Fitness Center•Educational scholarships•Employer retirement contributions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists clients with their personal care, i.e. bathing, dressing, teeth, and hair care, feeding, etc. Provides nail care for non-diabetic clients.

  • Performs housekeeping such as washing dishes, vacuuming, damp mopping, and cleaning.

  • Changes client's bed linen and does laundry. Does ironing and mending.

  • Provides social and intellectual stimulation for clients, such as reading the paper, discussing current events, reading/writing correspondence.

  • Works with client to plan and prepare meals to meet nutritional requirements of client.

  • Assists with shopping, errands, etc.

  • Accompanies client to doctor appointments as needed. Communicates with doctor regarding client needs.

  • Assists client in communicating and interacting with family members and other professionals. Resolves family member concerns or refers to supervisor regarding client care needs.

  • Documents activities and maintains contact with the Home Care office.

  • Follows all in-service requirements stated in OAR’s and Mennonite Village policies. Attends meetings and inservices to gain more knowledge of the elderly and/or ill.

  • Works safely using good body mechanics and proper equipment to comply with OSHA's requirements concerning a safe work environment. Promptly reports any accidents or injuries. Uses safe work practices and safely operates equipment.

  • Informs supervisor of changing client needs. Consults with IHC Administrator, RN, and IHC Supervisor to ensure client is receiving appropriate services.

  • Monitors medication intake and reorders medications as needed.

  • Communicates with Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or others as required to provide for the client's needs. Assists client with exercises recommended by therapists.

  • Documents information in client notebook.

  • Is knowledgeable of Mennonite Village values, policies and procedures, and conducts oneself in a way, which is a credit to the organization and the Department.

  • Assists in training new staff members.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Supportive of the Mennonite Village philosophy, policies and procedures.

  • Experience with community-based care preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English. Must possess sight and hearing senses within normal limits to see and hear clients when needed.

  • Ability to read warning labels of dangerous chemicals and cleaning supplies to assure proper handling.

  • Demonstrated accurate documentation skills.

  • Working knowledge of housekeeping equipment, sanitation, chemical mixing, and general safety rules.

  • Capable of working flexible hours, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to make decisions independently and to use good judgement in emotional or emergency situations. Ability to prioritize workload and to respond appropriately to change.

  • Ability to develop trust and rapport with clients and other facility employees.

  • Ability to work under time pressure and stress and maintain professional demeanor.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information at all times.

  • Capable of lifting 10-50 lbs., with occasional lifting of residents weighing over 100 lbs.

  • Ability to safely move frequently during the day, including carrying, lifting, standing, sitting, bending, reaching, and kneeling. Ability to push and/or pull wheelchairs and other equipment.

  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, ability to get to and from client’s location, and current auto insurance.

  • Certified in CPR and First Aid preferred.

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with and communicate with the elderly.

  • Ability to work effectively with people with difficult behaviors.

For more information on our history and mission, please see our website http://www.mennonitevillage.org

In order to be considered for employment, please see https://mennonitevillage.org/careers/ and click on the "Apply" button.

Criminal background check required for new hires. Mennonite Village is a drug free workplace.

Background checks processed through Department of Human Services.Criminal records checks are conducted through the State of Oregon Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) and, if necessary, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, information may be obtained through the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV), court records, and other states' data systems. Fingerprints may be required as part of the check. Certain abuse records will also be reviewed. For further information on ORS 443.004 impacting the criminal records check process and a listing of permanent crimes see https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/BUSINESS-SERVICES/CHC/Documents/Provider-PDQ-List.pdf

Mennonite Village is located at: 5353 Columbus St SE, Albany OR 97322

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