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Interviewing Now! Caregiver/Care Assistant – Lexington and surrounding area

Independence Assistance

This is a Part-time position in Lexington, KY posted November 24, 2021.

Job Title: Care Assistant

Job Code: Direct Support

Hours: Full Time and Part Time
– Flexible scheduling and Benefits!

Reports to: Office Management and/or Heather Ridenour, Human Resource Manager

Must Be Willing To Work: Lexington and surrounding area

Where To Apply:

Independence Assistance is committed to helping individuals and families maintain their independence and quality of life by providing personal and home assistance services ranging from transportation, housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation, assistance with self-administration of medication and more.

Job Purpose:

As a Care Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting individuals in their home to attain personal outcomes and desires by establishing a positive and respectful relationship with each individual served.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

Assisting with activities of daily living which may include:
Medication reminders
Personal Care (feeding, grooming, toileting, etc.)
Bathing assistance
Dressing assistance
Transportation and/or transportation arrangements
Housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, etc.
Shopping and errands
Meal preparation, cooking, and cleanup
Pet care
Social stimulation and emotional support
Monitor the safety and well-being of the client
Assist with self-administration of medication(s) by reminding the client when to take medication(s) and observing to ensure the client takes the medication(s) as directed.

Refer to (KRS 216.710(b) 1,2,3 (a,b,c) 4 for correct procedures on assisting the client with self-administration.
Notify supervisor of any signs or suspicions of abuse or neglect against the client.
Support individuals to maintain a safe and healthy environment
Facilitate independence and choice and participation with; activities of daily living; work and productive activities; leisure
Provide care according to clients plan of care
Remain knowledgeable of clients care needs and supports
Follow the plan of care and tasks for support and achievements
Document according to policy and procedures
Operation of vehicles in accordance with company policy, local and state and federal laws
Complete mandatory training as assigned
Independence Assistance retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

NOTE: This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.

It is not intended to act as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel.

Attendance is an essential function of the job, required of personnel.

Independence Assistance does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $13.00
– $17.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations:
Each workday, a Well For Work is distributed to all staff to monitor exposure risks, temperature risks, and how staff is feeling.

Increased PPE supplies and distribution to all staff at no cost.

High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Caregiving: 2 years (Preferred)
Driver’s License with personal vehicle (Required)
CNA (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations