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Home Care Associate

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Ang Mo Kio
Categories: Social Services, Therapy

Job Responsibilities
  • Work in team or independently to carry out duties assigned by programme supervisor
  • Provide home-based personal care services to help adult & elderly Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in their own homes, to improve the Quality of Life (QOL) of the client
  • Communicate and build rapport with clients and their families / caregivers
  • Work with clients and caregivers where possible to educate caregivers on how best to assist them in achieving ADL & IADL independence
  • Attend to client at their home, & record the intervention / services provided conscientiously and in a timely manner
  • Update and maintain proper documentation and records of client’s condition and accurate collation of data (progress notes, schedule, etc)
  • Keep proper record / occurrence report on safety of clients, and report incidents (if any) to Programme Supervisor
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion in matters involving client Care
  • Ensure clients’ confidentiality is maintained and adhered to PDPA policy when using systems such as ICMS / Tablets, and when handling confidential information to stakeholders
  • Assistance with persona care tasks, and activities of daily living (ADLs) including but not limiting to:
    - Bathing / showering
    - Oral hygiene / brushing of teeth / dentures
    - Changing of clothes, undergarments, continence aids and any soiled sheets
    - Cleaning of skin / wounds
    - Lifting, transferring and positioning of clients
    - Simple hair trimming
    - Toileting and other elimination needs
  • Assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) including but not limiting to:
    - Assisting in light housekeeping and laundry
    - Assistance / reminder with medication
    - Simple errands such as grocery shopping, etc
  • Mind stimulating activities which could include, but not limiting to:
    - Arts and crafts
    - Puzzles or games
    - Discussion of current affairs
  • Elder-sitting and respite, including companionship, and any other recreational and leisure activities with the home setting which are part of the client’s interest.
  • Performing simple maintenance exercises such as stretching, assist in walking, assist in stair climbing.

Requirements

  • At least a Secondary education
  • NITEC in Comm Care or Nursing is preferred but not a must
  • Some working experience as a Care Associate
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Comfortable in travelling all over the island
  • Meticulous and accurate
  • Effective team-player
  • Prior experience interacting / working with PWDs would be an added advantage
  • Ability to converse in Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and/or other local dialects would be an added advantage
  • Emotionally resilient to work with adult and elder persons with moderate to severe disability and stressed up family caregivers
  • Able to work alongside with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of therapist, social worker, care associates, programme executive, and volunteers
  • Able to work independently

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