Personal Care Provider-Huerfano County

Walsenburg, CO

The South Central Council of Governments Care Service Program is seeking a Personal Care Provider to work all areas of Huerfano County. This can be a PT or FT position. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, able to pass background/fingerprinting verification, have reliable transportation to get to and from work, and have a sincere interest in helping clients remain independent in their home by assisting with personal care and homemaker tasks.  Applicants must be willing to work flexible shift schedules. Previous experience in home care helpful, but not mandatory; training provided to all staff upon hiring.   

Personal Care Duties: 

Personal care providers will perform the direct service tasks as outlined in the client specific care plan as assigned by the Agency.  Providers must have a tolerance for various lifestyles of people, respect for confidentiality, ability to work under supervision and within the guidelines of a plan of care, good health, sound judgment and a sense of humor.  

HOMEMAKER DUTIES

Homemaking- A personal care worker may provide housekeeping services such as dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping; cleaning of the bathroom, meal preparation, dishwashing, linen changes, laundry and shopping in accordance with the care plan.

1.     Bathroom cleaning will include cleaning and disinfecting the toilet, commode, bedpan, sink, shower and tub area, floor sweeping and mopping, vanity counter top and mirror cleaning.  

2.     Kitchen cleaning will include wiping up spills in the refrigerator and tossing out old food; cleaning of counter tops; cabinet doors; refrigerator cleaning; freezer defrosting; stove top and oven cleaning.  This will be done routinely as part of the kitchen cleaning process in order to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.

3.     Dishwashing includes washing dishes, wiping the counter, the top of the stove or inside of the microwave, and the outside of other kitchen appliances.

4.     When meal preparation is provided, the personal care worker should receive instruction regarding any special diet requirements.  Meals that can be prepared include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. For meals with long cooking times, the assumption is that other tasks are being performed during the cooking time.