Hourly Attendant Care

This service provides necessary support in order for the person to remain in His/her own home and/or participate in work or community activities.

Role Summary
Employee is responsible for assisting the consumer in maintaining a safe and clean home, stay healthy, clean and have good meals. This support may occur in the person’s home or in the community, based on the person’s specific needs, as identified through the Individual Support Plan process.

Some of the tasks related to Attendant Care may include:

  • Bathing
  • Tooth brushing
  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing
  • Hair washing
  • Eating and meal preparation
  • Transferring to or from a wheelchair
  • Planning and shopping for meals
  • Participating in community activities
  • Self-medication or medication reminders
  • Housecleaning and laundry
  • etc.

Responsibilities
Attendant Care/Housekeeping Agreement:  responsible for being prompt and reliable. If you want to take time off, must give at least two week’s notice to make other arrangements for person’s care. Responsible for asking any questions to insure consumer’s care is appropriate.  While you are performing personal care, notify consumer of any scrapes, bruises or skin problems.

Help consumer pay bills; drive to and from activities and doctor’s appointments, assist with lift on wheelchair vans and any other personal care equipment.

Give verbal reminders and or prompting as directed per ISP.
Actively participate in continuing skill development activities.
Attend other training per ISP or provider request.

Qualifications
Minimum of 3 months progressive hands on personal client care experience as well as some housekeeping.

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Article 9 training

Required Skills

  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Ability to interact with families, Support Coordinator and other ISP team members.