Salary: 84104
Job Description: Job Summary: Program Aide needed for full time employment on weekdays only - no nights, no week-ends, no major holidays! Our adult day services are open weekdays from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. We offer FREE on-site childcare, and daily lunch, as well as health and 401(k) benefits to full-time employees. The Program Aide position involves working with aging and disabled adults in a fun, familial, recreational therapy environment. This position represents a key caregiver role for a small group of assigned clients, including participation in the care planning process with clients, families, and ADS Program Coordinator. The candidate will also lead or assist with large group daily activities, relating to all adult clients in a positive manner, regardless of age or functional ability. To support the effectiveness of the direct care team, the candidate should be highly responsible and collaborate easily with co-workers.

• Maintain consistent interaction with aging and disabled adults, encouraging client engagement in all activities.
• Participate in care planning for assigned group of (6-8) clients by (a) attending family conferences for assigned clients, and (b) providing meaningful feedback on progress / development of recreational therapy objectives.
• Track and chart daily & weekly progress (for assigned clients) on (a) blood pressure and (b) SMART objectives developed for individual clients as part of their person-centered care plan.
• Assist in serving / clearing two small snacks and lunch daily.
• Transport clients to/ from facility, and on outings when needed, by driving a van or small bus (no special permit needed).
• On rotating basis, lead calendared activities as scheduled, including intergenerational activities.
• Create and maintain good working relationship with assigned clients.
• Assist clients with ambulation if needed, including on & off vans.
• Maintain compliance with ADS Policies and Procedures, as well as policies in the Neighborhood House Employee Manual.
• Assist clients with toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, and other ADL’s as needed for both male and female clients.
• Assist with set up and clean-up of materials used for daily activities.
• Attend mandatory in-service training, monthly from 6-8 pm, as scheduled on ADS calendar (FLEX scheduling applies).
• Maintain professional appearance and adherence to dress code.
• Be dependable and punctual in reporting for work.
• Other duties as assigned.
• At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent
• A current, valid State of Utah Driver’s License
• Demonstrated ability to physically assist clients with ambulating, toileting, dressing, feeding and other needs as assigned
• Negative Tuberculin (Mantoux) test
• Current First Aid and CPR certification
• Salt Lake County Food Handler’s Permit
• Pass a BCI (Background screening) for Utah Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing
• Communicate effectively in English, Spanish desirable
• Work in standing position for extended periods of time, and lift 50 lbs. or more
Location: Salt Lake City
Status: Full Time


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