Job Description
ParaprofessionalApplyRefer a FriendBackJob DetailsRequisition #:144029Location:Monroeville, PA 15146Category:Personal Care AssistantSalary:$17.00 - $20.00 per hourResponsible for assisting the student with assigned tasks of direct care and daily living activities that improve quality of life by allowing our patients to remain in a school setting while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.OverviewResponsible for assisting the student with assigned tasks of direct care and daily living activities that improve quality of life by allowing our patients to remain in a school setting while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.Essential Job FunctionsAssists the teacher in maintaining student control, orderly behavior in the classroom, helps motivate the assigned student(s); cues appropriate behaviors, and refocuses the student(s) when necessary.Assists the assigned student(s) with instructional activities planned and developed by the teacherAssists the assigned student(s) with review of teacher assignments; repeats/simplifies teacher presented instructions; helps student(s) in seatwork activities; redirection and prompting to task, and reviews material originally presented to students by the teacher.Assists the teacher in housekeeping tasks in the classroom.Tends to the personal needs of the assigned student(s), including but not limited to toileting and other hygiene needs, physical needs such as wheelchair/walker transfers, feeding schedules, monitoring medical conditions and behavior management.Ensures that certain specially designed instruction of the assigned student(s) Individual Education Plan (IEP) are implemented. These may include but are not limited to; student hygiene, referrals to the School Nurse, behavior support plans, home-school communication, supervision during transition time, assignment book/book-bag checks.Data collection as assigned by the teacher or administrator, including but not limited to behavior charts, daily logs, progress monitoring, program charting, or daily summary notes.At the direction of the classroom teacher, communicates with the student(s) family, classroom teacher(s), and administration observing confidentiality of student related issues.Accompanies the assigned student(s) upon arrival, at lunch, dismissal, on field trips and to activities outside of the classroom as indicated in the assigned students IEP or when necessary.Assists related services therapists/teachers as needed throughout therapy sessions. Other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher or building administrator.Help patient maintain good personal hygiene, such as:Assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, shaving, skin and nail care, oral hygiene, dressing and eatingThorough completion and coordination of all required documentation, such as:Maintaining and completing the necessary patient/family and Company documentation records upon conclusion of each visitObserve and report significant changes in patients condition to SupervisorRequirementsHigh school graduate, GED or equivalent of education and trainingRegistration or Certification as required by state law and regulationCurrent CPR certificationDemonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with aide care and policies and proceduresBasic computer skills requiredAdditional state specific requirements:Continuing Education as required by statePreferencesPediatric and adult experience as appropriate for the patient.Other Skills/AbilitiesMust be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all timesStrong commitment to clinical excellenceAttention to detailTime ManagementGood communication skillsPhysical RequirementsMust be able to speak, write, read and understand EnglishMust be able to travel; company does not provide vehicles or transportationFrequent lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling, up to 25 poundsOccasional lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling up to 50 poundsProlonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twistingMust be able to sit and climb stairsMust have visual and hearing acuityMust have strong sense of smell and touchMust be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistanceMust have sufficient strength and manual dexterity to safely operate equipment, including grasping and manipulating small objects.Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport. This may require physical strength, agility, and ability to function under stressful circumstances to evacuate a patient, to provide physical support to the suddenly weak or disabled patient, or to perform one-man CPR for a prolonged period.Must be able to wear other personal protective equipment as needed.EnvironmentMust be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditionsPossible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseasesOther DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.Notice for Job Applicants Residing in California ( Apply