LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Mental Health - Entry Level

LifeWorks NW's Kendall program is an older adult foster home.

PURPOSE: Provides monitoring, structure, and support in a residential setting for seniors with mental health issues. Position provides staffing and oversight reporting any problems that occur to clinical staff.

DAYS/HOURS: This is an on-call position. Days/hours will vary based on need. Must be able work days/evenings/weekend hours. 

RATE OF PAY:  $13.70 - $14.73 per hour. Additional pay working swing/evening hours.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for clients.
  • Provides behavioral interventions and skill training to clients as defined in the treatment plan. Encourages clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships. Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living including eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming, alone or with assistance; observing patients' conditions, measuring and recording food and liquid intake/output, vital signs and reporting changes to professional staff; feeding clients who are unable to feed themselves; providing help walking and exercising.
  • Administers medications as prescribed and documenting as required.
  • Respond to medical issues and concerns promptly, including the accurate dispensation of medications, basic first aid, and referring clients for medical evaluation and care.
  • Light office work and housekeeping duties including meal preparation. 
  • Provide basic crisis response to clients experiencing physical or emotional crises, including consulting with clinical staff, notifying emergency responders when needed, etc.
  • Provide support and assistance during site emergencies (inclement weather, earthquakes, fire, etc), following site policies and procedures.
  • Document and maintain client records to ensure compliance with LifeWorks NW and contractual guidelines. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Check e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to within appropriate timeframes.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Meets standards for documentation and accuracy of work as defined.
  • Meets standardsfor client care, quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality and teamwork.
  • Maintains a consistent, therapeutic milieu for clients.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two plus years prior experience working with older adults and/or adults with mental illness.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • The ability to make decisions quickly and remain calm and be flexible.
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with the clients.
  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Requires ability to work evenings, weekends and overnight shifts.
  • Must be currently CPR certified. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle. (This location is not located near public transportation)

 
JOB CODE/NUMBER: CAREGIVER, OLDER ADULT FOSTER HOME ON CALL/806288

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.
LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.
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