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Caregiver (CNA) (Download an Application)

Salary
Based on Experience

Description

The Caregiver (CNA) provides physical care to the residents of the household to meet their daily needs and enable them to function at the highest possible level.  While this care is provided under the leadership of a professional nurse, the Caregiver is the residents' closest advocate in the household.  The Caregiver promotes the residents' psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationship building, and works with the household team to meet other social service needs of the resident and of the household, always providing support, friendship and kindness for each of the household members.  The Caregiver plans and facilitates social activities for the residents of the household which provide meaningful ways to spend time as recreation, exercise, relationship building and fun.  The Caregiver also supports the household homemaker in maintaining a clean, safe household environment and in caring for the residents' personal laundry.  All Caregiver tasks are performed in accordance with current standards, guidelines and regulations in a safe and efficient manner.  

Qualifications
Graduate of a state approved program for nursing assistants. Competency evaluated, tested and registered with the state.  Completion of cross training for household activities, household social service, household housekeeping and household laundry required.  Completion of cross training for household homemaker, including food service and food handling (ServeSafe or equivalent) desired.  Will comply with all federal and state regulatory requirements to maintain certification and active registry as CNA required.  Completion of requirements to maintain food handling certification (ServeSafe or equivalent) desired.   Minimum age of 18 years or older is required for this position due to Department of Labor regulations.

Education
High School graduate or GED required.

Experience
Minimum of three (3) months work experience in basic nursing procedures for nursing assistants.

United Church Homes and Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, military status, age, or genetic information (including family medical history).  United Church Homes and Services is a drug free workplace.  All offers of employment made are contingent upon acceptable references and criminal record check.