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Caregiver, In Home Support Service (IHSS) Attendant

Company: Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

. and keep appropriate records, assist with activities, meals and snacks and communicate with medical and other professionals and caregivers to implement necessary changes, confirm treatment or handle emergencies. The incumbent will recognize the importance of a clean, healthy environment in performing household task; take measures to keep the home in a safe condition and respect the confidentiality of the client.**Client/Program Tracking and Reporting**The IHSS Attendant will complete telephony time keeping accurately and punctually, complete incident reports as deemed necessary, submit progress notes, changes in condition and report important changes observed in the client's home.**Relationship Management**The IHSS Attendant will involve the client in all activities, encourage individual independence in the performance of all tasks, communicate in a timely manner and keep the IHSS RN informed of progress, considerations and any pertinent information regarding the client's care. The incumbent will deal effectively and calmly with non-routine situations following accepted guidelines and perform other duties as required by the IHSS RN, participating in staff meetings and trainings as required. The incumbent will also maintain good working knowledge of Discover Goodwill's policies and procedures, performing additional related duties as requested by the IHSS RN.**Research and Industry Involvement**The IHSS Attendant will participate in training classes and receive additional training as needed (12 hours annually); use conferences and meetings to expand knowledge and skill and ensure updated knowledge of policies.**Background Check Requirements****Per the State regulation (6 CCR 1011-1 Chap 26) 6.3 Criminal history record checks:(A) Effective June 1, 2015, the HCA shall require any individual seeking employment with the agency to submit to a criminal history record check to ascertain whether the individual seeking employment has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, which felony or misdemeanor involves conduct that the agency determines could pose a risk to the health, safety or welfare of home care consumers. CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 6 CCR 1011-1 Chap 26 Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division21(B) The criminal history record check shall, at a minimum, include a search of criminal history in the State of Colorado and be conducted not more than 90 days prior to employment of the individual.(C) The cost of such inquiry shall be paid by either the home care agency or the individual seeking employment.(D) In assessing whether to employ an applicant with a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the HCA shall consider the following factors:(1) The history of convictions, pleas of guilty or no contest,(2) The nature and seriousness of the crimes;(3) The time that has elapsed since the conviction(s);(4) Whether there are any mitigating circumstances; and(5) The nature of the position for which the applicant would be employed.(E) The HCA shall develop and implement policies and procedures regarding the employment of any individual who is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor to ensure that the individual does not pose a risk to the health, safety and welfare of the consumer.**Physical Requirements****Continuously****Frequently****Occasionally****Never**5-8 hours3-4 hours1-2 hours0_LIFTING: (as defined by ADA)_**Heavy: 45 lbs & over**X**Moderate: 15-44 lbs**X**Light: 14 lbs & under**X_CARRYING:_**Heavy: 45 lbs & over**X**Moderate: 15-44 lbs**X**Light: 14 lbs & under**XPUSHING/PULLINGX_REACHING:_**Above Shoulder**X**At Shoulder**X**Below Shoulder**XTWISTINGXBENDINGXKNEELING/CRAWLINGXSQUATXCLIMBING - **use of legs only (stairs)**XCLIMBING - **use of arms & legs (ladders)**X0HEARINGX**VISION:****Visual - close**X**Visual - distant**X**Visual - depth perception**X_HANDS/FINGERS:_**Simple grasping**X**Fine Manipulation**X**Repetitive Movements**XWALKINGXSTANDINGXSITTINGXSPEAKINGXOTHER - Please describe:**Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to employing qualified individuals including those with disabilities, protected veterans and military spouses.****Goodwill participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS: 888-897-7781 or** ******We promote a** **_Safe & Drug-free Workplace._****Qualifications****Education****Required**+ High School / GED or better**Licenses & Certifications****Required**+ Driver's License**Experience****Preferred**+ 1 year: Working with individuals providing personal and home making tasks.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado, Colorado Springs , Caregiver, In Home Support Service (IHSS) Attendant, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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