Caregiver

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/20/2024
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Our House - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $21.04 Hourly

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people living with HIV or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Our House provides integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, we provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing support services. To learn more about us at www.capnw.org, www.prismhealth.org, and www.ourhouseofportland.org.

The Our House Residential Care Facility (RCF) is a team of expert clinicians who work with people living with HIV who are having difficulty managing independent living. By tailoring nursing, social work, and therapeutic everyday activities our clients and residents are able to define what ‘living well’ means to them.

CAP and Our House of Portland is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Caregiver. This position is responsible for working within the framework of the interdisciplinary team approach to provide residents with Activities of Daily Living as directed by the Service plan and the licensed nurse in charge of the floor. This includes assisting with dietary and environmental needs as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for resident ADL's as directed by the service plan and Licensed nurse on duty.
  • Maintains accurate records of ADL's provided or omitted in each resident’s electronic record.
  • Provides direct resident care while promoting the resident’s dignity, independence, and choice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides for all activities of daily living (ADLs) as directed by the service plan and licensed nurse on duty.
  • Respects and maintains privacy, confidentiality, and appropriate boundaries of residents, staff, and volunteers. Job Duties
  • Provides care utilizing principles of safety and infection control.
  • Documents care provided in electronic record.
  • Participates in the implementation of the resident care plan.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-services. All staff must complete 12 in-service hours per year.
  • Maintains a neat, clean facility, including common living spaces as well as individual resident areas.
  • Stocks supplies and equipment as needed (gloves, wipes, etc.).
  • Deals with conflict in a professional manner.
  • Interacts with residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors in ways that reflect the values of the Our House workplace mission statement.
  • Reports any changes or suspected changes/problems in a resident’s condition immediately.
  • Monitors and charts vital signs as directed.
  • Monitors and charts intake and output as directed.
  • Communicates with families and visitors in a positive and professional manner.
  • Reports all incidents and accidents to the nurse on duty.
  • Participates in shift report and shift planning with LN immediately after report.
  • Maintains a neat, clean facility, including common living spaces as well as individual resident areas. Housekeeping chores will include but not be limited to- cleaning bathrooms, resident rooms, utility rooms, kitchen, vacuuming, laundry, and dishes.
  • Schedules medical transportation as needed.
  • Deals with conflict in a professional manner.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.

COMPENSATION: $21.04 an hour.

Shift: Sunday-Thursday 2:30pm-11:00pm

Successful candidates will have:

  • One year of experience providing home care/caregiving or satisfactory completion of onsite training at Our House.
  • Frist Aid, CPR and Food handlers certified within first 30 days of hire.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Motivation to work with persons with HIV/AIDS who require all levels of care.
  • Willingness to work with people with physical and emotional health challenges.
  • Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employees or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to pass DHS background check.
  • High school diploma or GED

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Responsibility, dependability, flexibility, and self-motivation.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to teach and empower residents toward self-care and independence.
  • Ability to work compassionately with residents.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals, including community partners and funders.
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced houselessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance use issues.
  • A strong understanding of issues relevant to people living with HIV, communities of color, and the LBGTQ+ community and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better support the communities that we serve.
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and/or people with disabilities, chronic illness and/or other barriers to employment.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits. Benefits may be adjusted based on FTE or hours worked. The below benefits are for 1.0 FTE or 40 hours a week.

Vacation + Leave

  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits including paid time for vacation, civic engagement, continuing education, and holidays. ealth leave per year

Retirement

  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees may be eligible to apply to the following programs.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary21.04 Hour
Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
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Salary
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