The Attendant fills a very important position at Jordan Health Services. During an orientation conference, which may be conducted in a client’s home, the Attendant is introduced to the client and the approved tasks to be performed by the Attendant are reviewed and explained. The Attendant goes into the home of his/her clients on a scheduled basis to provide personal care and/or household maintenance chores for the elderly and/or disabled individuals who cannot do so for themselves. This involves such things as cooking certain meals for the client, assisting with personal care, transferring and ambulating, shopping, escorting and cleaning the client’s home. The Attendant spends a lot of time with clients in their home, and therefore must be very compassionate, patient and responsible. He/she must also be constantly aware of the client’s safety and well-being and be ready to assist in emergencies.
(1) year’s experience as an attendant providing personal care services, preferred.
Nurse Aid or Home Health Aid, preferred.
Skills & Abilities
the ability to motivate others in a positive manner.
the ability to read and write.
the ability to understand and carry out instructions.
a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, the elderly and the
the ability to communicate effectively with patients, with their families and
the ability to organize work and schedule effectively.
have satisfactory references from previous employers.
be at least 18 years of age, or under 18 and be a high school graduate or be
enrolled in a vocational education program.
be able to pass a criminal history check.
be able to pass a random drug test.
be able to provide own dependable transportation to and from client’s home.
Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens): High risk
1. Moderate to heavy lifting on occasions.
2. Ability to participate in physical activity.
3. Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and
standing on an as required basis.
4. Ability to work for an extended period of
time while standing and being involved in physical activity as
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