Program Aide – Full Time (South County Adult Day Services) - #390419

Alzheimer's Orange County


Date: 08/19/2021 21:30 PM

City: Irvine, California

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Program Aide


Reports to: Activity Supervisor


Status: Regular Full-Time; Non Exempt




General summary:

The Activity Aide is responsible for implementing group and individual, therapeutic and


recreational activities for participants in adult day care and adult day healthcare


programs




Essential Job Functions:


Respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner

Prepare supplies needed for activities and recreational programs

Assist participants in achieving activities goals indicated in Individualized Service


Plans by implementing and leading group, small group and individual activities

Supervise and assist with ambulation of clients

Escort clients by walking with or pushing wheelchair to and from vehicles

Assist in meal and snack preparation and servicing of food as needed

Assist with clean-up after noon meal service; bus and wipe tables, empty trash


receptacles

Monitor need for supplies and activities equipment and assist in purchasing supplies


as needed

Assist in development of group activities and monthly activities calendar

Monitor and record such data as participant attendance and participation in activities

Assist with clean-up and lock-up of center

Assist with clean-up of kitchen as needed

Assist with clean-up and storage of meal and snack supplies

Assist with moving and rearranging furniture i.e. tables and chairs for special


programs

Assist with therapeutic activities as needed

Assist with personal care needs including assistance with toileting along with


providing hygiene or grooming assistance to participants

Attend monthly in-service trainings, monthly staff meetings and department meetings as


required



Minimum Requirements:

High School Graduate/Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Two years work experience in related field required

Excellent time-management skills and effective interaction with people at all levels a


must

Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required

Employees must be able to: Be creative and flexible, problem solve, organize and


complete tasks in a timely manner, follow directions of supervisor, take initiative,


work effectively with other staff members and volunteers, interact appropriately with


family members, caregivers and the general public

Must have: CPR and First Aid Certification within 6 months of hire and maintain


certification for duration of employment



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met


by an Employee to successfully perform the essential and non-essential functions of


this job

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and


hear. The position may require employees to do any of the following, sometimes


frequently: sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach overhead with hands and arms, twist and


walk as needed

Employees may need to assist participants to transfer to or from a wheelchair to


chair

Employees may be required to push, pull, lift and carry when needed (e.g. trays,


supplies, wheelchairs, other assistive devices, bags of trash, chairs, tables, etc.)

Employees must be able to assist participants in emergency situations when


needed

Must be able to push wheelchair participants up to 250 lbs

Must be able to assist participants up to 200 lbs in ambulation

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,


peripheral vision and depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work environment:


The work environment characteristics described here is representative of those an


employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable


accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the


essential functions.



Work indoors in an open environment


Have daily contact with a large group of participants


Work outdoors as scheduled


Lots of flexibility and spontaneity required



The job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by


the jobholder. The employee will be required to follow instructions and perform other


duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an


exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.



Alzheimer’s Orange County is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to


comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex,


age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status,


medical condition, sexual orientation (gender identification), as well as any other category


protected by federal, state, or local laws




The employee or the Organization may terminate employment at the Organization for any


reason, with or without cause or notice, at any time. Nothing in any oral or written


statement shall limit the right to terminate employment at will. No Supervisor or employee


of the Organization shall have any authority to enter into an employment agreement –


express or implied – with any employee providing for employment other than at will




As a workforce member, I agree to adhere to policies and procedures pertaining to the


proper handling of protected health information (PHI) when applicable.







The undersigned have reviewed the contents of this job description and believe it is to be


accurate.







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Associate Date




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Supervisor Date

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