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Homemaker

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, Inc. Chattanooga, TN
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Job Summary


Under general supervision of the Program Manager, provides homemaking and supportive services
to enhance the comfort of clients in their homes. Adheres to the Partnership for Families, Children
and Adults’ performance expectations and performs all defined services and other related duties in
accordance with the mission, vision and values of the agency. This position maintains a flexible,
organized and efficient work schedule.
Essential Job Duties
1. To adhere to all agency and program policies and procedures and work within the context of
the agency team values – compassion and respect, excellence and teamwork.
2. Provides care for the elderly, young adults, chronic or terminally ill, convalescing and
disabled community to help them:
a. Improve their personal dignity, self esteem and quality of life.
b. Prolong their independence.
c. Increase their comfort.
d. Reduce their stress.
e. Reduce their feelings of loneliness.
f. Avert unnecessary or unwanted institutional care.
g. Strengthen and safeguard the family.
h. Help them remain productive.
3. To monitor behavior and maintain awareness of the client’s emotional and physical needs.
4. Interacts with the elderly in an effective, healthy manner in implementing daily program
activities.
5. Respects the rights and protect the confidentiality of residents and families by adhering to
the confidentiality policies.
6. Records all significant events in including goals, observed behavior, medication, phone
contacts and other assigned information.
7. Conducts homemaker meetings and scheduling, when supervisory staff is not present or
available.
8. Makes appropriate documentation for the intake procedure, service plan, daily log, and
service plan for each resident.
9. Attends staff meetings, in-service training and workshops and share information about
training received.
10. As assigned, is responsible for the accurate accounting of household expenditures, agency
and program data tracking program, and daily documentation reports.
11. Maintains accurate records or dictation during each assigned.
12. Performs, assists with and/or teaches routine household tasks including dusting, mopping,
sweeping, changing bed linens and taking out trash.
13. Launders, irons, and mends clothes. Assists with and/or teaches personal cleanliness and
hygiene.
14. Provides or assists clients with essential shopping, errands and appointments.
15. Prepares and/or teaches the preparation of nutritional meals.
16. Reports any indications of abuse or neglect to immediate supervisors, who are responsible
for notifying authorities.
17. Establishes warm, collaborative relationships with clients and professional staff.
18. Works cooperatively with other staff to update client records and/or provide coverage.
19. Teaches skills in economical and nutritional shopping, homemaking tasks, balanced and
special diet meals, writing checks, making bank deposits, paying bills, proper care of elderly
and adults with disabling conditions and how to access community resources.
20. Provides transportation as required by the program.
21. To report all inadequacies in provision of service to clients as specified by the PFCA and
contract guidelines.
22. To participate in individual and group counseling as needed.
23. To comply with the Program policy and procedure manual and all licensing standards as
well as funding source guidelines.
24. Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications


1. High school diploma or GED preferred but not required. At least one year experience and
training as a Homemaker required.
2. Must be in good physical health and free of communicable disease.
3. Maturity, caring, outgoing personality.
4. An above average knowledge and skill in areas of housekeeping, marketing, budgeting,
meal preparation and personal care of others.
5. Valid driver’s license with good driving record and an insured vehicle available.
6. Ability to communicate effective both orally and in writing.
7. Able to attend meetings and training sessions.
8. Must pass criminal history background check, child/adult abuse and sexual perpetrator
background check.
9. Must be able to work flexible hours.
10. Able to perform conflict resolution or crisis intervention and have excellent communication
skills.
11. Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate with elderly who are experiencing
problems.
12. Ability to function and operate as a member of a team and work with other staff members to
maintain order and ensure required activities and administrative procedures are upheld.
13. Ability to work within the framework of the agency and to follow and adhere to established
agency procedures.
14. Acceptance of agency objectives and appreciation for services provided.

Job Details

Date Posted September 12, 2017
Date Closes October 12, 2017
Address Eastgate Center
Located In Chattanooga, TN
Work At Elder Services/Homemakers
Department Homemakers
Function Homemaking
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $9.25
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 37.5 hours per week; MUST HAVE D/L, GOOD DRIVING RECORD AND INSURANCE
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 39-9021.00 Personal and Home Care Aides
Zipcode 37411
Name Konnie Smithers
Address 1800 McCallie Avenue
City, State and Zip Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone (423) 697-3811
FAX (423) 697-3826

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave

This job requires the following skills

  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Work Ethic
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • And More ...
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