Private Home Care Provider
Company: Hi-Hope Service Center
Posted on: October 15, 2021
Companion/Sitter Services for the Private Home Care Provider
(PHCP) program are individually designed to support the
acquisition, retention, or improvement of life skills to facilitate
living in a participant’s own or family home.
Companion/Sitter tasks are components of PHCP services. The
focus of companion/sitter tasks should be supporting and assisting
individuals with instrumental activities of daily living.
Companion/Sitter Staff will assist and supervise an adult(s) with
intellectual/developmental disabilities in the person’s residence
and/or community, ensuring their safety. Will provide instruction
in daily living and social skills supporting the successful
integration within the community. Will assist with communication
needs. Will provide guidance to the individual to become
self-confident, independent and engaged with their surroundings.
Will operate company vehicles on a routine basis and personal
vehicle when necessary.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with a
disability to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Regular attendance and punctuality.
- Follows verbal and written instructions, completes written
reports and documentation.
- Provides supervision to persons supported according to their
service plan (SP) and individual needs and protocols always being
mindful of what is important to and important for the
- Provides assistance to persons supported with activities of
daily living and communication according to their SP and individual
needs in a manner which encourages choice and maximum independence.
This includes but is not limited to meal preparation and serving,
transportation and escort services, utilizing assistive technology
and communication devices. Assists individuals in maintaining their
- Provides assistance with light housekeeping and household tasks
essential to cleanliness and safety such as laundry, changing
linens, trash disposal, and cleaning. In addition, tasks include
assistance with grocery/other shopping, using the telephone and
assisting individuals with purchases on community outings.
- Ensures food is prepared appropriately according to SP for
individuals having dietary restrictions or needs (ex: an individual
must have all foods pureed).
- Follows de-escalation philosophy and techniques. Intervenes in
problem situations according to de-escalation philosophy and
- Treats individuals supported with respect, dignity, courtesy
and sensitivity at all times.
- Provides transportation for persons supported to appointments,
meetings, community outings, grocery/personal shopping, and in
emergencies such as an evacuation of the residence or community in
accordance with applicable regulatory transportation
- Actively plans for and/or participates in meetings as assigned
for individuals supported. Provides input (feedback on progress
toward previous goals and recommendation for future goals) on
individual person-centered goals for persons supported. Utilizing
person centered tools such as "working/not working," "important
to/for," "communication chart," and "relationship map" assists
persons supported in identifying and developing goals.
- Actively plans, participates in, and assists with community
integrated outings, recreational, leisure and "meaningful day"
activities with individuals supported. Conducts outings and
activities to help individuals learn or enhance skills, achieve SP
goals, increase community presence and build meaningful
relationships with those in the community.
- Provides oversight and supervision of individuals unable to be
left alone as assessed by DBHDD staff and under available
- Records individual information and data on appropriate forms or
electronically according to departmental policy.
- Records all entries in a clear, concise, legible and timely
- Appropriately documents services to the individual in
accordance with the Private Home Care procedures and the service
record policies as outlined in the individual’s SP.
- Completes all assigned paperwork and documentation in
accordance with the organization's policies and procedures and
utilizing approved language.
- Maintains basic care for an individual’s property, equipment
- Actively participates in staff development trainings, staff
meetings, seminars, conferences, web-based training and other
meetings as scheduled by management. Reads and reviews written
material as provided or assigned by the supervisor or the
organization. Applies learned concepts to daily work
- Observes confidentiality practices according to Hi-Hope policy
and federal and state guidelines.
- Provides for and maintains a safe, secure, clean, healthy and
attractive environment for persons served. Identifies and reports
- Reports the individual’s progress and challenges to supervisory
staff. Follows proper procedures for handling medical emergencies
or incidents that affect the delivery of services in accordance
with the individual’s SP.
- Follows established protocols for emergencies such as fire,
severe weather, natural disasters, missing person, bomb threats,
evacuation, utility failures, medical emergencies, vehicle
accidents and safety during violent or other threatening
- Reports known exposure to tuberculosis, hepatitis and any other
communicable diseases to the supervisor, nurse and Human Resources
- Follows established protocol for infection control and
universal precautions and related directives from nursing
- Follows all rules, guidelines and policies in the HHSC employee
handbook and any other pertinent agency or regulatory
- Acts appropriately and professionally on behalf of HHSC when in
the community with or without individuals served. Follows dress
code as mandated by the department and the organization.
- Completes additional training consisting a minimum of sixteen
clock hours of training or instruction annually after the first
year of employment. Employee is responsible for presenting
copies of training documents when requested.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Accountability - Ability to
accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Accuracy - Ability to perform
work accurately and thoroughly.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with
others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability
to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate
conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to
be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Patience - Ability to act calmly
under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
Reliability - The trait of being
dependable and trustworthy.
Adaptability - Ability to adapt
to change in the workplace.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay
attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Relationship Building - Ability
to effectively build relationships with customers and
Safety Awareness - Ability to
identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
Coaching and Development -
Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen
specific knowledge/skill areas.
Conflict Resolution - Ability to
deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
Problem Solving - Ability to
find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related
Tolerance - Ability to work
successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.
Working Under Pressure - Ability
to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
High School Graduate or General Education Diploma (GED)
One to two years related experience working in a residential
setting providing assistance to individuals with
intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred.
Must be familiar and competent in using a personal computer,
Internet, various software programs, and assistive technology
equipment to effectively interact with residents.
Certificates & Licenses:
CPR/AED and First Aid, valid Georgia Driver's license;
transportation and vehicle emergency evacuation certification; and
QBS certification for de-escalation techniques within 90 days of
Must be 21 years old, must have an acceptable pre-employment
physical and capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds' walking,
bending, squatting, reaching up, out and over; negative drug
screening result and a tuberculosis (TB) screening or chest x-ray;
and have an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) with no more than
two moving violations in a three year period within the last five
years of a seven year motor vehicle record report, vehicle
liability insurance and an acceptable criminal record check. Must
have reliable transportation.
Must successfully receive an “Adequate Functional Health Literacy”
score on the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults
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