Join the Seabury Team | Caregiver

POSITION TITLE: Caregiver – Full-Time


LOCATION: Home First® Residence


REPORTS TO: Resident Care Coordinator & Contractor Registered Nurse


TO APPLY: Submit resume to Vivian Grayton at vgrayton@seaburyresources.org


 

Organization


Seabury Resources for Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia, which provides various services to enhance the quality of life for older adults. Seabury’s mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity. Seabury strives to continue to be the trusted community leader in aging services.


Overview of the Role


The Caregiver are the front-line providers of resident care at Home First® Residence (HFR) Pleasant Hill facility, and often the first contact with visitors and callers to the organization. Pleasant Hill a Community Residential Facility (CRF) licensed by the DC Department of Health; Pursuant to Title 22, chp. 61. All caregiving staff must be licensed as a Trained Medication Employee (TME) to administer medications.

Caregivers also provide limited supportive services to residents at the House of Togetherness and Andrus House, two Independent Shared Housing programs under Home First® Residence. Caregivers ensure the safety, cooking, housekeeping, assist with ADL’s, and also administer medications of the residents residing at the Pleasant Hill/CRF. This position requires some local travel.


Department


The Home First® Residence supports the older adults’ ability to age with dignity while living in the community in a safe and affordable environment. The grant supports the living conditions and social support of low income seniors in the community. There are three group homes, two homes (Andrus House and House of Togetherness are independent living homes. The third home is a Residential Care Facility – Pleasant Hill and is licensed by the Department of Health. Staff include the Operations Manager, Resident Care Coordinator, Caregivers, Contractor Registered Nurses and Contractor Licensed Dietitian, Business Manager and Receptionist.



Responsibilities


Resident Care


  • Responsible for providing direct care to the CRF residents, provides general supervision for all residents in the CRFs and is responsible for knowing at all times where each resident is.

  • MUST ARRIVE 30 MINUTES TO CONDUCT DEBRIEFING WITH RELIEF

  • Completing housekeeping duties

  • Cook nutritious meals from the Diet Manual, meeting the need the specific diet restrictions of each resident.

  • Representing Home First Residences to the general public while on duty.

  • Engage with residents in a pleasant, courteous manner, and

  • Engage the residents in recreational or social activities

  • Adhere to the Resident Bill of Rights and privacy rules, to as appropriate, provided that they complete

  • Complete their assigned shift duties, including the resident bedrooms, is cleaned and may not force the Resident to do so.


Medical Care


  • Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Caregiver provides personal care to the residents based on their care plan and needs, including but not limited to assisting with bathing and dressing, continence care, or the selection of appropriate attire, and medication administration. As licensed Trained Medication Employees (TMEs), the Caregiver administers medication following the rules and procedures of Title 22, chp. 61, and adhere to the requirements by Board of Nursing (BON), as well as Home First Residences policies and the Department of Aging and Community Living guidelines.


  • TMEs will also be required to assess the resident ability to self-administer medications on a quarterly basis.


  • Maintain the policies and procedures provided by the District of Columbia as it pertains to COVID 19 regulations.


Recordkeeping and administration


The Caregiver must complete all records by the completion of his/her shift in accordance with Home First Residences policies and procedures. These include but are not limited to:


  • Time Sheets

  • 24 Hour Report/Task Checklist

  • Medication Administration Report (MAR)

  • Incident Report, as appropriate

  • Fire Drill Report


The Caregiver must attend staff meetings, which include in-service trainings. Full time Caregivers will be given additional duties appropriate to their shift, such as making resident appointments, etc., additional recordkeeping, and also be on call once a month.

Key Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence;

  • Must be Trained Medication Employee (TME), valid Driver’s licensure

  • Must be 21 years or older and have or obtain all regulatory required training, including but not limited to First Aid, CPR certification, and DC Food Handler’s license.

  • Familiarity with Title 22, Chapter 34 and 61

  • At least 1 year experience in CFT, assisted living or comparable care giving experience

  • Experience with medication administration

  • Ability to do moderately heavy housekeeping work, prepares nutritious meals, and provided personal care.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Ability to interact pleasantly with residents and the general public.


Skills and Competences Required:


  • Ability to identify problems that are not easily defined and resolve them before the problem escalates

  • Ability to motivate and engage program participants residing in the facility

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written

  • Strong writing skills and oral communication

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong record-keeping skills

  • Good team player and must be flexible


Work Environment


Community Residential Facility (CRF)


Essential Physical Functions


Ability to lift 30 pounds, to stand and sit for extended periods and to move freely in the assistance of residents.


Equipment Used


Standard office equipment.


Mandatory Training Requirements


Seabury employees/contractors are required to complete or provide official proof of former completion of all mandatory trainings listed on their Mandatory Orientation Checklist and pursue re-certification (i.e., DOH Health Certificate, CPR, First Aid, Food Handler’s License, DOH Criminal background Check.


My signature below signifies that I understand and agree to fulfill the responsibilities identified herein. I understand that this is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, and they may change or new ones be added as the needs of the population I work with change.




Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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