Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Homecare Assistant Ii (personal Care)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Under close supervision from the Homecare Supervisor and Homecare Manager in the Senior Services Department, assists in the performance of activities related to household maintenance and personal client care within the home. Maintains safe and sanitary living conditions for clients so they remain in their homes in the community. This is a driving position. This job class is treated as FLSA non-exempt.

Examples of Tasks

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Distinguishing Features: The Homecare Assistant II (Personal Care) differs from the Homecare Assistant I (Homemaker) by performing an expanded role beyond routine housekeeping in supporting the client with personal care. The Homecare Assistant II (Personal Care) differs from the Homecare Assistant III (Specialized Personal Care) by providing routine personal care rather than the elevated personal care services provided by the Homecare Assistant III (Specialized Personal Care) & Homecare Supervisor (Senior Services).

1. Household safety for client: Provides periodic "light" housekeeping for clients to ensure the client's environment is safe and clean.
  • Washes and dries dishes.
  • Washes, dries, folds, and irons clothing.
  • Stores laundry, linens and makes up clients bed.
  • Clears floors of any clutter that may create a falling hazard for the client.
  • Plans and cooks meals, taking into consideration special dietary requirements.

2. Respite/Companionship: Assists clients with recreational and social skill development including eating, and escorting to medical and legal appointments, and may provide translation if needed.
  • Spends quality time with the client which includes engagement in positive conversation, encouragement, and listening to client concerns, opinions, and general outlook, to be utilized as a therapeutic benefit to the client.
  • May escort client to SSD-provided activities such as movies, picnics, and other social events organized by the Homecare Division or other SSD divisions.
  • Engages in activities such as working on puzzles, word searches, and reading to the client.
  • Introduces new crafts which could encourage the client to gain a hobby that can foster positive self-esteem and self-worth.
  • Respects the client's property, privacy, and special needs.
  • Escorts clients to medical and legal appointments and may provide translation if needed.

3. Documentation & Administration : Maintains accurate forms of documentation under Senior Service Department Policy.
  • Maintains accurate and timely notes and other relative documented activity on behalf of all case contact.
  • Utilizes MAISE, related computerized system, or other required program data proficiently for required documentation each visit.
  • Adheres to, and stays in compliance with, the SSD Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding client files, documentation, and confidentiality.
  • Provides information and referrals to clients for needed services.
  • May be required to attend Multi-Disciplinary Meetings (MDT) regarding assigned clients to provide clarity on client services, and to improve overall SSD services for the client.

  • Personal Care: While respecting client privacy and dignity, provides personal care for the client which includes:
    • Assists client and family by providing personal care including skin care, oral hygiene, grooming, and ambulation.
    • Reminds clients to take prescribed medications at appropriate intervals but is not authorized to administer medicine to clients.
    • Respects the client's property, privacy, and special needs.

    4. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance the program and departmental operation.
    • May provide SSD front desk coverage by answering phones and greeting visitors/the public.
    • May cover for Home Deliver Meal (HDM) program driver, delivering meals on assigned routes.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

    • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, ordinances, customs and traditions of the SRPMIC.
    • Knowledge of personal and home hygiene and the importance of hygiene in the healthy functioning of adults.
    • Knowledge of the needs of the Elders.
    • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients and their families, SRPMIC staff, Community Departments, Community Health Representatives, and public health nurses.
    • Skill cooking for clients and also providing special dietary needs as required.
    • Skill in providing personal care to clients.
    • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
    • Ability to utilize typical household appliances, including, but not limited to, a washer, dryer, microwave, oven, vacuum, iron and cooking utensils.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds on a daily basis.
    • Ability to come into physical contact with typical household cleaning solutions.
    • Ability to drive SRPMIC vehicles.
    • Ability to learn CPR.
    • Ability to learn First Aid.
    • Ability to obtain a Food Handler's license.
    • Ability to obtain ALTS State Board training and certification.
    • Ability to obtain home accident prevention training.
    • Ability to properly handle and dispose of contaminated waste materials.
    • Ability to drive a SRPMIC vehicle.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience:
    • High School Diploma or GEDisrequired.
    • Minimum of 1-year experience or equivalent experience working as a Homecare Assistant I (Homemaker), housekeeper or other related job required.
    • Must have a current Assisted Living Training School, AZ State Board training and certification OR obtain certification in the area within 6 months of hire date.
    • Must have current CPR certification OR obtain the training and certification in this area within 6 months from the date of hire.
    • Must have First Aid Certification OR obtain the training and certification in this area within 6 months from the date of hire.
    • Must have Food Handler's license OR obtain the training and certification in this area within 6 months from the date of hire.
    • Must provide proof of training in home accident prevention OR obtain the training and certification in this area within 6 months from the date of hire.

    Equivalency: Equivalent combinations of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.
    Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

    Special Requirements

    Special Requirements:
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License
    • Requires flexible work hours and work locations.
    • Requires physical contact with typical household cleaning solutions.
    • Requires personal contact with clients.

    "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

    In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

    1) attach to application

    2) fax (480) 362-5860

    3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

    Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted . Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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