Home Care Aide

Home Care Aide I provides household management activities to enable patients in independence at home. Assists patient with self-administered medications and emotional supports. Being a Home Care Aide I typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or a manager. Additionally, Home Care Aide I may require CPR certified. The Home Care Aide I possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience.

Home Care Aide Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Home Care Aide to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist client with the self-administration of medications (no administering or measuring);
  • Follow a care plan for the client and report on completed tasks;
  • Provide routine house cleaning, laundry, and assist with meal preparation;
  • Observe and report any changes in client’s condition;
  • Assist with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.);
  • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise;
  • Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming;
  • Helps family members care for the patient;
  • Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions;
  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements;
  • Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards;
  • May prepare and serve meals as directed and ensures that dishes are washed and kitchen is clean after each meal;
  • Reminds client to take self-administered medications;
  • Ensures collection & documentation of required data;
  • Records and reports changes in the client’s physical condition, behavior, or appearance.

Requirements:

  • Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and well-organized;
  • High school diploma or GED, and one year of in-home care services experience;
  • Authorized to work lawfully in the United States;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant or have 1 year experience in homecare;
  • Able to bend, kneel, squat, stand, sit, walk, reach, crouch, and lift up to 25 pounds;
  • personal hygiene;
  • meal preparation;
  • Transportation;
  • Able to function independently in the home setting with minimal direct supervision;
  • Dependable;
  • Monitoring clients and notifying changes in condition to Care Manager;
  • CA Registered and cleared by the state;
  • Access to reliable transportation with a willingness to travel within the Orange area.