Program Assistant (Certified Nursing Assistant) /Aquatic Assistant

Position:  Program Assistant (Certified Nursing Assistant) /Aquatic Assistant

Department:  Adult Medical Day

Reports to:  Manager, Health Services

Job Type:  Full-time

Status:  Non-Exempt

Hours:  Monday – Friday  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Summary:  The CNA/ Aquatic Assistant will work under the supervision of the Manager, Health Services.  The successful person in this position will assist participants in preparation for and while in the pool during aqua therapy, engage with participants during activities and provide general assistance with activities of daily living.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists participants with changing for the pool and performs movement management exercises with participants while in the pool

  • Assists participants with activities of daily living to include assistance with toileting, meals and ambulation

  • Documents care/service provided as required

  • Assists with serving meals as needed

  • Assists with monthly vital signs and weights as assigned

  • Monitors activity at the door when assigned

  • Notifies appropriate staff if any Medical Day participants attempt to leave building without notification.

  • Assists with activities as assigned, as well as on field trips, appointments, etc.

  • Engages with participants to ensure that individual needs and interests are met

  • Monitors participants while on League transportation when assigned as a bus aide

  • Provides excellent customer service to participants during all interactions

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Notifies nurse of medical concerns noticed or voiced by participant

  • Maintains clean and safe environment

  • Works with other staff to meet the needs of participants

  • Performs a variety of general office duties when requested

  • Gives proper notification for absence or illness.

  • Shows dependability by being punctual and maintaining consistent attendance

  • Assists with other duties as assigned

  • Supports the mission of The League by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff

  • Demonstrates the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect).

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21

  • Certified Nursing Assistant required

  • Ability to work safely in water with participants

  • Ability to work well with others and provide excellent customer service

  • Effective verbal communication skills

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • One-year experience working with disabled population in a day or residential setting preferred.

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