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Oakland Piedmont, Berkeley, and Emeryville

JOB DESCRIPTION

Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland is looking for compassionate reliable CNAs, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Assistants to care for our clients in the client’s home.*

Caregivers provide paraprofessional services to the agency’s home care clients, as assessed in the care plan and in compliance with the client’s Service Agreement.

Duties of the CNA | Home Health Aide | Caregivers | PCA | Personal Care Aide may include:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Menu planning, meal preparation and set up
  • Laundry and linen change
  • Transportation/shopping
  • Bathing and dressing assistance set up only
  • Safety and companionship

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Experience as a caregiver in a home care setting or skilled facility.
  2. Must be able to function with minimal supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with the client.
  3. Must accept responsibility for maintaining skills and learning on an ongoing basis, as well as adhering to agency policies.
  4. Must pass all background screening with satisfactory results.
  5. Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
  6. Must possess effective communication skills

Major Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for assisting the agency’s clients with their personal care needs in accordance with the care plan.
  2. Responsible for assisting clients with activities of daily living in a safe and beneficial manner.
  3. Caregivers must be observant enough to recognize changes in their clients, and be capable of alerting the appropriate personnel when necessary.
  4. Does not administer medication or perform any procedures requiring the knowledge or skills of a licensed nurse or registered therapist.

California Specific Requirements

  1. Be registered on the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) online registry system located at https://secure.dss.ca.gov/ccld/hcsregistry/
  2. Be fingerprinted and submit to CDSS through LiveScan
  3. Successfully clear a background check (submit Criminal Record Statement)
  4. Possess a valid form of Identification (i.e. California Driver’s License)
  5. Possess a Tuberculosis Clearance (no more than 90 days old) or if positive for TB, possess a chest x-ray indicating that they are free of TB
  6. Complete the ongoing training requirement of 5 hours per year

Physical Qualifications

  1. Able to work an average of 20-40 hours per week.
  2. Able to bend, climb, stoop, and stand an average of 5 hours per day.
  3. Able to lift 20-30 pounds.
  4. Able to use tools necessary for job.

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  1. I attest that I, the applicant, have never abused, neglected, sexually assaulted, exploited or deprived any person nor have I subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct.

Waiver and Release of Information

  1. I understand and agree that any consequential omissions or misrepresentations made by me on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or termination by Homewatch CareGivers if I have been employed. I understand that any offer of employment will be at the will of Homewatch CareGivers and that the company reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without prior notice and that I am free to resign at any time with or without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the company has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.
    • I, hereby authorize Homewatch CareGivers to request and receive from all prior employers within one year of the date of this application, any and all pertinent information concerning my prior employment and its termination, including the reasons for such termination. I also release Homewatch CareGivers and its representatives from all liability from any damage that may result from furnishing the same to you. This includes a criminal background history, workers’ compensation investigation and/or Social Security check. This may also include random drug testing.

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