Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) will be at our Fifth Annual Job Fair on August 23 at the Odeum at Villa Park. They are looking to fill multiple positions such as home care assistants, lead home care assistants and home care assistants level II.

LSSI LogoServing Illinois since 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is a nonprofit social service organization.  LSSI is the largest statewide social service provider, serving over 65,000 people across Illinois last year. The demographics of clients served by LSSI generally reflect those of Illinois’ population, with one important exception—more than 60% of clients report an annual household income under $15,000, compared to just 12% of all Illinois households.

The organization provides critical programs for the state’s most vulnerable residents including foster care, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment, affordable senior housing, residential programs for people with developmental disabilities, and programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals integrate back into society.

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Below is a job description for Home Care Assistant II.

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JOB TITLE:    Home Care Assistant II 
DESCRIPTOR:    Assisting  persons with in-home services
REPORTS TO:    Homemaker Supervisor           

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To help clients  maintain independence through homecare & personal assistance

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (4 OR 5 KEY RESPONSIBILITES)
1.    Observation of client functioning and identifying and reporting changes to  his/her supervisor or employer;     
2.    Following client’s written Plan of Care, including assistance with household chores, including cooking and meal preparation, cleaning and laundry;
3.    Assistance in completing activities such as shopping and appointments outside of the home and providing necessary receipts and documentation in the conduct of essential shoppong/errands;    
4.    Completion of appropriate records documenting daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service; and      
5.    Assistance with activities of daily living and assistance with personal care as required
6.    Attending pre-service training, in-service training sessions, and staff conferences.
 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
1.    Responsibilities as identified by the regulatory systems as identified in the addendum
2.    Assistance with medication reminders      
3.    Office assistance as needed, to be as flexible as possible with clients needs in mind.
4.    Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A high school diploma or general education diploma; or
2. One year employment in a comparable human service capacity, or experience in care for a dependent child or adult family member; or
3. Demonstration of continued progress towards meeting the
educational requirement of a general education diploma by current registration and evidence of successful completion of course work (successful completion means achievement of a grade of "C" or higher);and
4. Has had previous documented and supervised training within the past 2 years prior to this employment, equivalent to 24 hours of homecare aide pre-service  training, as determined by the provider with appropriate documentation in the employee's personnel file; or
5. Has successfully completed RN, LPN, MD, physician assistant or CNA training in the past and has been employed in the field within the past 2 years; or
6. Has been employed as a CCP homecare aide within the past year; or
7. Any current HCA completing LSSI designated specialized training as verified by their supervisor and documented  in personnel file
     

PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & MENTAL  REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting, Walking, Standing, Bending neck, Twisting neck, Bending waist, Twisting waist, Squatting, Kneeling, Repetitive hand movement, Simple grasping, Fine Manipulation, Noise, Work in extreme cold/heat, Reach above and below shoulder height, Move or lift items weighing up to 75 pounds, Comprehend and follow instructions, Perform assigned tasks, Maintain appropriate work pace,  Relate to others,  Communicate in writing/verbally, English speaking, Tolerate poor environmental conditions, smoking and pets               

EQUIPMENT:
Telephone, Wheelchair, Walker, Lift,2-way radio, emergency call system, multi-line phone system, Gait belt, Oven, Microwave oven, wash machine, clothes dryer, vacuum, computer.                


STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position, but does not state or imply that these are the only duties assigned to this position. All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. I have read and understand the responsibilities of my job, and understand that I am to complete these job responsibilities in compliance with instructions, training and regulations. If I have questions about my job responsibilities, I understand that I should direct them to my supervisor.

 

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