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Caregiver for Special Needs

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Requisition #:

Poway, CA 92074

Home Health Aide

$18.00 - $19.00 per hour

Position Details

Position OverviewResponsible for providing non-medical personal care, assistance and companionship for clients who require supervision for reason of developmental disabilities, intellectual deficiencies, or other health-related conditions.
Essential Functions and/or Duties
Physical and mental ability to perform essential functions of the position; including but not limited to the ability to safely lift, turn and transfer weight up to 50 pounds
Possess basic math, reading and writing skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Proper hygiene and appropriate dress at all times.
Completion of high school diploma or equivalent preferred
CPR/First Aid as required by program
Previous Experience working with the disabled population preferred
Must have available, reliable transportation , Valid Driver’s License, and Acceptable MVR
Job Requirements1.Assistance with clients’ Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)Ambulation, Transfers & Gait Assistance- Provides hands-on and/or stand-by assistance to ensure that client transfers and ambulates safely (includes assistance with the proper use of ambulation aids, such as walkers, wheelchairs, gait belts, etc.).
Grooming and Hygiene- Provides client hands-on and/or stand-by assistance with general hygiene and other grooming activities (washing hands & face, etc.).
Meal Preparation/Nutritional Support- Follows nutritional and meal planning guidelines to assist with preparation and serving of breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks to ensure proper nutritional intake.
Dressing- Provides hands-on and/or stand-by assistance with changes of client’s clothing as needed.
Toileting- May include assisting on/off toilet or commode; assisting with use of urinal or bedpan; changing diapers/briefs; and ensuring cleanliness as needed.
2.Supervision and companionshipEngages client in appropriate conversations (caregiver is to avoid personal disclosures about self, and
discussions about client’s family).
If parents request, teach, train and encourage client to do perform tasks and learn skills as directed
Entertains client by reading newspapers or books, playing memory games, completing puzzles, etc.
Follow parent instruction’s in working and dealing with client’s behavioral issues, i.e. re-direction, avoidance, withdrawal, and aggression.
3.Compliance with agency policies related to all areas of privacy and confidentiality, including HIPAA laws
Physical RequirementsMust be able to read 12 point or larger type
Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
Must be able to stoop and bend
Must be able to travel to prospective clients’ residences
Must be able to safely lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 50 pounds
Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs

Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.


Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options