Homemaker

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Program Assistant/In-Home Staff Supervisor, the Homemaker will provide in-home support for clients who are too ill to perform household chores. In-home caregivers provide homemaker services for a range of household services necessary for the maintenance of individuals in the home setting to prevent or postpone institutionalization when long or short-term illness and disability require supportive, therapeutic or compensatory services to sustain independent living.

Job Type: Full time, part time and variable part time

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-exempt

Reports to:  Program Assistant/In-Home Staff Supervisor

Essential Functions

  • Sweeping, vacuuming and/or washing floor surfaces;
  • Washing kitchen counters and sinks;
  • Cleaning the bathroom;
  • Storing food and supplies;
  • Taking out garbage;
  • Dusting and picking up;
  • Routine cleaning of oven, stove and/or microwave;
  • Cleaning and defrosting refrigerator. Assisting with disposal of expired items;
  • Changing bed linen;
  • Promotes a safe environment by removing or reporting hazardous debris or dirt;
  • Meal preparation and clean up;
  • Routine laundry, ironing, folding and storing of clothes on hangers, on shelves or in drawers;
  • Reasonable local shopping and errands limited to the nearest available stores;
  • Reports all observed or stated patient changes to case manager;
  • Prepares timely, legible and complete documentation of all care provided; returns documentation to office/department according to established policy.
  • Documents all communication with providers;
  • Participates in care coordination meetings as needed;
  • Recognizes limitations in providing care and performs prescribed duties as allowed by law;
  • Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families and other healthcare professionals;
  • Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality;
  • Yearly training requirement of HIV 101/102 course;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate from a high school, or possession of a certificate of proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or possession of a G.E.D. certificate;
  • One to two years related experience or equivalent;
  • Ability to:
    • Manage priorities and workflow;
    • Be flexible, and a willingness to work within.
    • Constantly change priorities with enthusiasm;
    • Work independently;
    • Work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex. environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline;
    • Understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols;
    • Effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds;
    • Understand and follow written and verbal instructions;
    • Demonstrate competence in reacting to and handling emergencies;
    • Exhibit good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions;
    • Demonstrate strong charting/documentation skills;
    • Understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols;
    • Commit to excellence and high standards;
    • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Exhibit strong organizational skills;
    • Be a creative, flexible, and innovative team player.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bilingual/bicultural.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Valid CA Driver's License with a clean driving record, current automobile insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle; able to transport self within the community;
  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross accredited BLS certification.

Working Environment and Physical Demands 

This job operates in the patient's home and requires frequent times of standing, moving, bending crawling, repetitive motion and talking. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The job requires occasional contact with the specialized population served. Job may expose employee occasionally or in emergency situations to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue. No access to patient clinical protected health information. 

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of DAP Health to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. DAP Health welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify People Operations. Any employment relationship with DAP Health is at-will. This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either DAP Health or the employee.