Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Homecare Assistant Iii (specialized Personal Care)

Posted 26 days ago · Full time

Job Description



Under close supervision from the Homecare Supervisor and the Homecare Manager (Senior Services) in the Senior Services Division Department, assists in the performance of activities related to personal client care and household cleanliness for a client to remain within the home along with family. Provides clients with specialized personalized care for clients who require a higher level of assistance and/or who are discharged from the hospital and who may require a higher level of care to remain in their homes. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.

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.

Examples of Tasks

1. Family Partnership: To strengthen family bonds and responsibilities, along with SSD Social Worker, serves as a support to families requiring assistance to care for their senior or adult with a disability and/or needing education regarding the care of their senior/adult with a disability while in the home.
  • Attends and provides information to assist in MDT meetings to provide the best care for the client.
  • Provides information and referrals to clients for needed services to the social worker.
  • Attends Multidisciplinary Team meetings (with the client, family, and resources) that are client and family driven.

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

3. 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.
  • May introduce possible crafts which could encourage the client to elect to participate in a hobby that can foster positive self-esteem and self-worth.

4. 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.

5. 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 the beds.
  • Clears floors of any clutter that may create a falling hazard for the client.
  • May plan and cook meals, taking into consideration special dietary requirements.

6. Professional Training : Attends ongoing training to obtain and maintain skills in caregiving of seniors, and adults with disabilities, self-care, and professional certifications. Participates in staff in-service training to improve skills base.

7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance 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.
  • Knowledge of assisted daily living practices and procedures.

  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients and their families, SRPMIC staff, Community Departments, Community Health Representatives, and public health nurses.
  • Skill in providing personal care to clients.

  • Ability to provide the client with recreational and social skills development.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Ability to use typical household appliances including, but not limited to, a washer, dryer, microwave, oven, vacuum, iron, and cooking utensils.
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds daily.
  • 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 ALTS State Board training and certification.
  • Ability to obtain a Food Handler's license.
  • 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 GEDis required.
  • Enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state-certified exam to continue employment with SRPMIC.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience or equivalent experience working as a Homecare Assistant II (Personal Care), caregiver, housekeeper, or other related job is 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.

  • Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
  • 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
  • Requires flexible work hours and work locations.
  • Requires physical contact with typical household cleaning solutions.
  • Requires personal contact with clients.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"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.