Family Service Association - Fall River Program Aide/Alternate Van Driver full time in Fall River, Massachusetts
Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 130-year tradition of high quality.
Adult Day Health is a medically-based program that helps the participant remain independent while promoting good health and well being. Adult Day Health helps participants to reach their highest level of independence and functioning. We are currently seeking a full time (35 hours per week) Program Aide/Alternate Van Drivers in our Adult Day Health programs in the Fall River, MA area. The hours are 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.The Adult Day Health Program Aide/Van Driver shall assist the Activity Director and Program Coordinator with the day-to-day implementation of the goals and activities set forth by the program's daily operation. He/she will also transport program participants to and from the program on an as needed basis according to schedule approved by the Program Coordinator and Transportation Coordinator.
Maintain individual participant records to include program notes and daily activity logs as assigned.
Observe, report and document participant status and care and services provided
Assist the Program Coordinator through the design of new ideas to increase and ensure program growth and quality
Assist with basic nursing care, including: reporting all changes in body functions, obtaining and recording vital signs, assist with personal care skills and safe participant personal hygiene and grooming, assist with ADLs with various levels of functioning, including basic restorative nursing; recognizing, responding to and reporting basic emergencies, following proper procedures, including the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR.
Assist Program Coordinator with the implementation of policies and procedures
Assist and encourage participants with opportunities for socialization, education, group interaction and recreation
Assist in set up, implementation and breaking down of daily scheduled activities
Assist with meal procurement, service delivery and clean up in accordance with sanitary food preparation and USDA standards
Assist with the ADL needs of the participants as warranted
Transport program participants according to established safety rules and road regulations as assigned by the Program Leader/Transportation Coordinator
Ability to provide services outlined in this job description at any of the three Adult Day Health sites as assigned by the Program Coordinator
Respond to reasonable expectations of the Agency and/or supervisor
The Program Aide must maintain individual participant records to include program notes and daily activity logs, assist the Program Leader through the design of new ideas to increase and ensure program growth and quality, assist with the implementation of policies and procedures, encourage participants with opportunities for socialization, education, group interaction and recreation, set up, implement and breakdown of daily scheduled activities, assist with meal procurement, service, and delivery and clean up in accordance with sanitary food preparation and USDA standards and offer assistance to clients with their ADL needs.
As an alternate Van Driver, candidates must possess a current Class D driver's license and safe driving record with no more than one moving violation within the preceding two years. A valid MA 7D license is suggested. Candidates must pass a drug and alcohol test in addition to being enrolled in a drug consortium for random testing. This position requires a high school diploma and must possess one year experience working with adults or the chronically disabled, and an ability to work with others as part of a team and communicate effectively. CPR and First Aid certification is required. Must have CNA certification or demonstrated competence per DPH regulations.
Candidates must also pass CORI and CPS (child protective services) background checks.Bi-lingual English/Spanish and English/Portuguese speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.
This is a benefits eligible position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance, long term and short term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending account and 403(b).
*Family Service Association offers a sign on bonus for this position**
Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.