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Day Center Aide

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced Day Center Aides to add to our growing team - Full Time Hours or Part Time Hours to join our team!

Apply today with PACE of Southwest Michigan!
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, that includes medical, dental, 403B, PTO, holidays off (w/pay) and a M-F, 8a-4:30p work schedule. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a unique option for older adults who wish to remain in their home as they age. Our goal is to provide senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life.

We are actively recruiting for Day Center Aides to work with our Day Center team. This position requires a dynamic individual, who enjoys working in an environment that encourages developing relationships with our participants and their caregivers, where a team focused approach to care is the cornerstone of our organization.

NOW OFFERING up to $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR Day Center Aides.
(Speak with HR for bonus details)

Job Summary
Responsible for engaging PACE participants in daily activities and providing close monitoring of the Day Center.

Key Responsibilities:
- Assists with engaging Participants in activities which match their cognitive and functional ability
- Provides visual observation of PACE participants within assigned area
- Observant of the participants' activity and behavior and communicates on a regular basis with DCS
- Provides for participant comfort, safety, and satisfaction
- Assist with serving meals and snacks
- Assist with participant COVID screening process
- Obtain and enter participant weights in EMR
- Assist in maintaining kitchen cleanliness and inventory
- Communicates effectively with participants and staff
- Clean facility equipment and maintains a clean facility
- Adheres to written activity calendar and duty chart as assigned by the DCS
- Assists in preparing and gathering participants for all activity and social programs
- Active participation in Quality Improvement Processes
- Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules and regulations
- All other duties as assigned


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required
Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience with the frail and elderly
Number/Type of Employees Supervised: None
Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Valid MI Driver's License preferred; Possess current CPR certification by AHA and Serve Safe Certification or willing and able to obtain as offered by PACE of Southwest Michigan
Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently.
Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B.
Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric

Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent attention to details
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work a flexible work schedule

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.


Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Day Center Aide, Other , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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