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ChildServe Personal Care Assistant - Long Term Care in Johnston, Iowa

Personal Care Assistant - Long Term Care

Nursing & CNA (Peds LT Care, Rehab, Homecare, Community) Johnston, Iowa



We have an opening for a Personal Care Assistant. This individual will, under direct supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, provide services to support the general health and personal care of children and young adults living in our long term care unit. This includes maintaining, organizing, and purchasing clothing/personal items for each resident. When You'll Work Monday - Friday, day time shift, full time role What You'll Do

  • Clothing: Keep each resident's closet maintained and organized. Remove clothing that is ripped, stained, or in poor condition. Purchase new items as residents need them. Coordinate with therapy staff if adapted clothing is needed with orthotic use, or winter coats. Regularly assess non-marked items, and collaborate with laundry staff to get the items marked appropriately.

  • Personal Items: Keep each resident's personal items in room organized and in good condition. This includes, but not limited to; splints, decorations, grooming items, electronics, and personal bedding. Report any maintenance needs noted in rooms to the call center.

  • Haircuts: Coordinate haircuts for each resident. Organize and maintain a list of who needs haircuts.

  • Seasonal Decoration: Responsible for seasonal decoration of unit. This includes putting up, taking down, and organizing storage of items. Work with therapeutic rec team to help with resident birthday celebrations

  • Admission and Discharge of Residents: Responsible for packing and unpacking residents’ belongings. Ensure that room is prepared for new admissions, and organizes the cleaning of room after discharge.

  • Team Collaboration: Work with staff members to assure that each resident's needs are being met. Complete lifting check off in first 90 days and annually, which will allow staff to assist with lifts in emergencies and as needed. Keep unit organized and clean. This can include extra sanitizing of unit during times of illness.

  • Communication: Communicate professionally and effectively with team members and families to ensure our residents live a great life.

What You'll Need

  • High school diploma/GED

  • One year of experience with children with severe developmental disabilities.

  • Ability to withstand exposure to the usual childhood diseases and conditions associated with children with disabilities.

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs, be mobile within the clinic areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand.

  • Ability to work independently with basic verbal and written instructional guidance from others.

  • Ability to exercise confidentiality regarding the affairs of clients, staff, their families, and ChildServe

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, and ability to proficiently learn new software programs.

  • Ability to interpret and follow applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to communicate in English effectively for understanding, in writing and verbally.

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.