Caregiver / Direct Services Staff (Sacramento)

NorCal Individual Care, Inc

Caregiver / Direct Services Staff (Sacramento)

Caregiver / Direct Services Staff Position

Job Title: Caregiver / Direct Services Staff Position

Department / Program: Supported Living Services (SLS)

Supervisor: Supervising Case Manager (SCM) / SLS Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full Time or Part Time, Non-Exempt

Prepared By: Human Resources

Approved By: Executive Director

Company information:

NorCal Individual Care, Inc is a leader in the healthcare industry providing Supported Living Services (SLS) to individuals with developmental disabilities and home care services to the aging population in Northern California.

Description of role / Job Summary:

We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated, and experienced Caregiver / Direct Services Staff or healthcare professional in the Sacramento area to join our team. If you are a Caregivers / Direct Services Staff who would like to provide one-on-one care, this job is for you.

We are looking for a committed individual who has great communication skills and the ability to quickly problem-solve. Our Caregivers / Direct Services Staff perform non-medical home care for clients who, due to developmental disability, advanced age, physical disability, and/or mental deficiency, need support and or supervision. Whether you are looking to gain more Caregiver experience or simply have a passion for working with adults with developmental disabilities or seniors, discover how working at NorCal Individual Care, Inc can change your life, along with our clients’ lives, forever!

Our Caregivers / Direct Services Staff provide a wide range of non-medical services to ensure clients overall wellness which includes, but is not limited to: light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, transferring, feeding, dressing, and range of motion exercises. As well as personal care including: toileting, incontinence care, bathing, oral care, and grooming.

Caregiver / Direct Services Staff SLS Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Commitment to supporting the living principles set forth in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4689(a) (1) through (8) and the values as set forth in Title 17.
  • Arrive to and from assigned shift on time and properly document all shifts worked
  • Appropriately report any changes to client’s mental/physical health or home environment immediately
  • Maintain proper documentation pertaining to client health and follow specific instructions pertaining to client health and other duties assigned
  • Comply with rules and regulations pertaining to client health information, specifically HIPAA’s policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of NorCal Individual Care, Inc
  • Represent NorCal Individual Care, Inc to the best of your ability
  • Promote positive, supportive, and respectful communication to client/family and NorCal Individual Care, Inc staff
  • Within the requirements of the SLS Program, observe, document & work with clients on their:
    • Long term & short term goals
    • Health
    • Personal finances
    • Domestic and self-help skills
    • Task completion
    • Community Access and transportation
    • Safety awareness, Risk to self and others
    • Social and leisure activities
    • Communication & interaction with staff and others
    • Behavior

Caregiver / Direct Services Staff Position Tasks (Partial List):

Tasks (Partial List)

Domestic Housework Tasks:

  • Mop kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Clean bathroom
  • Make bed
  • Change bed linen
  • Clean sinks
  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Vacuum / sweep
  • Wipe counter
  • Dust
  • Empty trash

Meal Tasks:

  • Prepare Meals
  • Feeding
  • Meal Cleanup

Laundry Tasks:

  • Wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry

Shopping Tasks:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Other Shopping and Errands

Personal Care Tasks:

  • Dressing
  • Grooming and Oral Hygiene
  • Bathing
  • Routine Bed Baths
  • Bowel and or Bladder Care
  • Menstrual Care
  • Ambulation / Help with walking
  • Move In/Out of Bed (Transfer)
  • Help on/off seat or in/out of vehicle
  • Repositioning
  • Rub Skin
  • Care and Assistance with prosthesis / meds

Paramedical Tasks:

  • Blood sugar checks
  • Injections
  • Respiration Assistance
  • Other paramedical services

Accompaniment Tasks:

  • To Medical Appointments
  • To Alternative Resources

Other Tasks:

  • Protective Supervision
  • Teaching and Demonstration
  • Yard Hazard Abatement
  • Removal of Ice and Snow
  • Heavy Cleaning

Skills, Requirements, Qualifications, Education & Experience:

  • REQUIRED: High School Diploma or GED Diploma
  • REQUIRED: Caregiver experience
  • REQUIRED: 2 Caregiving / Direct Services references required
  • REQUIRED: Documentation compliant with I-9 requirements (eg. driver’s license, passport, social security card etc.)
  • REQUIRED: Cleared criminal background
  • REQUIRED: Ability to lift 20 lbs regularly and up to 40 lbs occasionally
  • Valid California Driver's License preferred but not required to get hired
  • Auto Insurance preferred but not required to get hired
  • Proof of negative tuberculosis test/chest x-ray within 90 days preferred but not required to get hired
  • Professional Caregiving / Direct Services experience preferred but not required to get hired
  • CPI (Non-violent Crisis Prevention & Intervention) Certification preferred but not required to get hired
  • CNA graduate or current LVN student with completion of clinical rotations preferred but not required to get hired
  • Registered Home Care Aide (HCA) preferred but not required to get hired
  • IHSS Provider preferred but not required to get hired
  • DSP Certification preferred but not required to get hired
  • First Aid Certification preferred but not required to get hired
  • CPR Certification preferred but not required to get hired
  • No certification or special training required to get hired (We will provide on the job training)
  • Ability to reach overhead, squat, kneel, climb step ladder
  • Firm grasping fine, stand 20 mins, walk ½ mile
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Work Schedule:

Caregivers / Direct Services Staff work fixed or flexible schedules. Our shifts are available Monday through Sunday ranging from 2-12 hours long or up to 24 hour long shifts. These shifts can occur during the morning, day, evenings or overnight.

We Care For You!

  • Competitive pay (different rates apply depending on schedules & shifts)
  • Flexible scheduling to fit your lifestyle with full-time and part-time availability
  • Paid Orientation, Skills based training & Support
  • Supportive staff and management to help you achieve your career goals
  • Short commute times – we try to match you to opportunities near your home
  • Paid overtime (hourly and/or weekly) and mileage

Caregiver / Direct Services Staff Recognition / Benefits:

  • Employee recognition awards
  • Employee appreciation month (win cash prizes, free food, gift cards)
  • Incentives for good performance (gift cards, movie tickets, Caregiver / Direct Services Staff of the month)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and other benefits as may be offered by the Company from time to time subject to eligibility and other terms and conditions stated in the governing documents.
  • NorCal Individual Care, Inc perks
  • Diagnosis-Specific Nutrition training
  • You become part of a Company culture that promotes a team environment where your professional input makes a daily impact.




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